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Visitation & Memorial Service

Karns Community Center
Thursday June 22nd, 2017
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Samuel Paul Ott

Obituary of Samuel Paul Ott

Samuel Paul "Hobbit" Ott, age 59, has finally found peace on this earth. He was a very proud graduate of Porter High School, class of 1976, member of the football and baseball team, attended UTK, and was a fanatical follower of the Chicago Cubs. Paul is preceded in death by father, Sam Ott and infant daughter, Tiffany Hope Ott. He is survived by mother, Pat McMahan of Powell; best friend and son, David Ott and his wife, Emily of Norris; granddaughter, whom he dearly loved, Adaira Ott of Clinton; brothers, James Ott and his wife, Louvada, of Rockford and Lester Ott, of Knoxville; sister, Amy McMahan of Lenoir City; nieces, Kayla Ott and Alyssa McMahan; nephews, Matthew Ott, Elijah Fox, and Aarron Jennings; first wife, whom he never forgot and still cared for, Rose Ferguson Seivers, of Clinton and his one true friend, Julie Sharp of Atlanta, GA. Please remember Paul's infectious laugh, his humor, and true love for life and those around him. As Paul always said, "Let the good times roll!" Receiving of friends and family will be held at Karns Community Center, 6616 Beaver Ridge Road, on Thursday, June 22, 2017, from 6-8pm. In lieu of flowers, just go have a good time somewhere.

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David I'm so sorry. I should have been there for you. I was too wrapped up for myself and my problems I was going on at the time that I didn't even think that I needed to be there for you. I just don't do funerals actually have to or it's expected. I guess I don't have to worry about it too much these days. But you were my best friend since we were kids and I'll let you down for that I'm sorry. You don't know how that were my brothers I miss you both.

Jason "the good son" Horton Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Samuel Ott

Jason "the good son" Horton Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM

What a man. An excellent friend. His life had that,"Soon to be a major motion picture" quality. I MISS HIM. He knew life and people. He stuffed life full...I think He put two or three lives into this one. If we get to choose our guardian angel - I want Him! May the mystery and richness of life sustain You through this difficult time.

Andrea A. Richmond Jun 21 2017 12:00 AM

So many good memories of Paul. Remembering his family in our prayers.

Tony & Dana Rose Jun 20 2017 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Samuel Ott

Tony & Dana Rose Jun 20 2017 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Paul's untimely passing. Paul was always doing something that was just Paul. I remember before each football game during pre-game at Porter games he would sit with legs crossed and have a moment of meditation and in the mid 70's no one in wildwood had a ideal what he was doing but that was Paul. I'm sorry to say the last 20 years with my job moving me around and travel I've not kept up with Paul and I hate that. As we say here around New Orleans laissez le bon temps rouler, LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL Rest In Peace

Kenny Cole Jun 20 2017 12:00 AM

Rest in peace Paul. Prayers for all those left behind!

Judy Burns Jun 19 2017 12:00 AM

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