Obituary

Otis McMichael, Jr., born July 27, 1951, to Otis McMichael and Pearlena Dunn McMichael was the older of their two (2) children and the only boy. He grew up in a Christian home where his father, Otis, Sr., was a member of Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church, his mother a member of Bethlehem Baptist Church, and he later joined Baptist Grove Baptist Church. At Baptist Grove, he served in varying roles. Otis enjoyed designing, constructing and creating things. Upon his graduation from JW Ligon High School, he matriculated at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Greensboro, NC, where he earned a Bachelor of Science Engineering degree. He was immediately hired by the Hughes Aircraft Company and moved to California. Otis often shared fond memories of his avionics, missile and rocket design work. Otis retired from Hughes Aircraft and returned home to care for his mother who is now 96. Even though he spent much of his time as a care-giver, he also completed small assignments as a brick mason trained by his father. He was preceded in death by his father Otis McMichael, Sr., and his only sister Brenda Jo McMichael. Cherishing his memory are his mother Pearlena McMichael, his aunt Esther Dozier, and his first cousins, Robert C. Dunn, Marrion Dunn and David Dunn.

A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, September 2, 2017 at 12:00 pm in the

C A Haywood Sr. Memorial Chapel, 2415 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh NC.