Otto Lovel Honeycutt was born the son of Joseph H. Honeycutt and Iva Lodena (Cox) Honeycutt on January 20, 1917 in Thayer, Missouri and departed this life August 12, 2012 in Thayer, Missouri at the age of 95 years.
He was united in marriage January 19, 1937 at Thayer, Missouri to Grace Christine Hackworth, who preceded him in death on May 4, 2008.
He is survived by seven children, Lucille Underwood and husband, Ralph, Eddie Honeycutt and wife, Mary Jane, Sue Burkhead and husband, Bill, Linda K. Brewer and husband, Junior, David Honeycutt and wife, Linda, all of Thayer, Missouri, and Brenda Garrison and husband, David and Lana Chester and husband, Rick of Myrtle, Missouri; seventeen grandchildren, Jed Underwood and wife, Sandy, Jim Underwood and wife, Shelley, Jill Underwood and husband, Matt, Randy Honeycutt and wife, Debbie, Jeff Honeycutt and wife, Terrie, Kevin Honeycutt and wife, Julie, Greg Burkhead and wife, Kim, Regina Stevens and husband, Scott, Leah Langley, Bill Honeycutt and wife, Carrie, Steve Honeycutt and wife, Lisa, Davie Honeycutt, Rhonda Simpson and husband, Matt, Robyn Sims and husband, Ben, Kristi Chester, Hollie Pitts and husband, Jamie, and Brian Chester and wife, Jessica; thirty-four great grandchildren, Jared, Logan, Megan, Jade, Heather, Ashton, Kalon, Eric, Shelbi, Sierra, Krey, Josh, David, Darrin, Brad, Nick, Micah, Summer, Zyman, Zerek, Zachary, Morgan, Molly, Aaron, Ashley, Cayson, Aniston, Garrett, Shelby, Dylan, Sydney, Dusty, Gracie and Quaid; seventeen great-great grandchildren; two sisters, Neva DeVault and Neta Frase-Ennis; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Iva Honeycutt; his wife, Grace Honeycutt; one granddaughter, Angela Sorrell; one great granddaughter, Meghan Honeycutt; one granddaughter-in-law, Crystal Chester; one sister, Nevia Tucker and one brother, Roscoe Honeycutt.
“Ott” was a self-employed farmer, an avid outdoorsman and appreciated the beauty of nature. He loved to squirrel and coon hunt but especially enjoyed listening to his favorite coon dogs while on a good hunt.
He loved his wife, Grace and their large family and always looked forward to each of their visits, especially the Sunday dinners they shared together.
Otto was of the Baptist faith; a caring and loving husband, father and grandfather and will truly be missed by all.
Funeral services will be Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 2:00 PM in the Carter Funeral Home Chapel at Thayer with Brother Jason Roberts and Brother Wayne Cloven officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday from 6-8 PM at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Arytown/Pleasant Hill Cemetery with services under the direction of Carter Funeral Home, Inc. in Thayer.