Funeral services for Mr. Ottinger will be held Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013 in Stanley, N.C.
Mr. Ottinger, age 73, of Lebanon and formerly of Stanley, N.C., passed away Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013 at University Medical Center.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Thomas and Lena Ottinger; brothers, Ed and Dub Ottinger; sisters, JoAnn Crisp and Eula Mae Nantz.
He is survived by his wife, Kay Ottinger; sons, Gary (Andrea) Ottinger Jr. and Gabe (Pam) Ottinger; step-daughter, Karen (Bob) Kearns; brother, Roy Ottinger; grandchildren, Cathy (Stephen) Wright, Crystal (Alex) Woodward, Roman & Abby
Ottinger, Caroline, Megan and Thatcher Kearns; great-grandchildren, Alaina and Ava Wright and Taylor Woodward.
Mr. Ottinger was retired.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.
Partlow Funeral Chapel is in charge of local arrangements, 615-444-7007, partlowchapel.com.