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Otis Hatcher, Jr.
June 24, 1953 -- April 02, 2021

Otis W. Hatcher, Jr., 67, of Frisco, Texas passed away Friday, April 2, 2021.  A Celebration of Life gathering will be held May 16, 2021 from 2pm to 5pm at Ozona Grill on Greenville Avenue in Dallas so everyone can gather to remember him and tell their favorite Odie stories.  Otis was born June 24, 1953 in Waycross, GA son of Otis W. Hatcher, Sr. and Minnie Lee Rich Hatcher.  After attending Forest Park Senior High School in Forest Park Georgia, he graduated from Georgia State University with a bachelor’s degree and went on to study for his master’s in real estate law where he learned about Del Webb and the new retirement community concept that had been introduced.  He knew then that if he lived near a Del Webb community when he retired, he wanted to live there in retirement. 

 

Otis’ first opportunity in the insurance industry was with Continental Insurance where he stayed for over 15 years.  He worked a few years for Phoenix Risk Services until they were acquired by Travelers Insurance and then went to work for AIG where he retired as a CPCU in 2016 after 38 years in the insurance industry. 

Otis was always a hard worker.  He worked his way through high school and college at Big Apple Grocery Store and took jobs in the summer tarring roofs and helping his Dad, an electrical engineer for Georgia Power Company.  Traveling around Georgia with his Dad learning about generators and complex electrical systems were some of his best childhood memories.  For his insurance career he moved to Cleveland, Chicago, and San Antonio then to Dallas, NYC, New Jersey and back to Dallas for the opportunity to run the World Source division of AIG. 

 

Otis has two children: Thomas “Tom” and Margaret “Margie”.  Otis and Ann Hicks married in 2016 in the park chapel of Yellowstone National Park.  They were married by the park chaplain during a beautiful snow fall in May and lived in Frisco Lakes, a Del Webb Community since 2015.  A place Otis deemed the “Double H Ranch”. 

Odie made friends wherever he went whether it was riding motorcycles, watching a baseball game, shooting skeet, playing golf, fishing or just shopping for groceries.  He never met a stranger.  Otis helped numerous people throughout their careers in the insurance industry and was continuously grooming his replacement and those he knew would go far in the industry.  He loved his grandsons and providing them with the educational tools needed for them to learn and grow in whatever they were interested in.  From dinosaurs and telescopes to scientific magazines and play trucks that made lots of noise he loved the time he spent with them.  In lieu of flowers, Memorial Donations may be made in his name to Heifer International through this link:  https://fundraise.heifer.org/OtisHatcherMemorial

 

Survivors include his wife, Ann Hicks of Frisco TX; his daughter Margaret “Margie” Leigh Hatcher Witham of Durham NC and her husband Shawn Witham; his sister Dee Ann Hatcher of Canton GA, his grandsons, Devin Hatcher and Weston Witham and his many family members throughout Georgia.  He was preceded in death by his son, Thomas Hatcher, his parents, Otis W. Hatcher, Sr., Minnie Lee Rich Hatcher; his sister, Dovey Davis.

Condolences

Linda White May 01, 2021

Friend San Antonio 78255 , Texas

Dear, Ann I am so sorry to hear about your husband passing away. I know what you are going thru and pray the Lord will comfort you and hold you close. It is so hard to lose your love . . Unbearable for a time. I pray for your strength. You two shared many good times and memories that you shared with friends and family. Those memories will be your strength and joy for years to come. Don’t hesitate to reach out to friends and family . . We care, understand and love you. God is with you . . Always. Sending love and prayers your way, Linda.

Jim Corbin May 01, 2021

BFF Rex , Georgia

O, It’s hard to watch a Braves game without thinking of all the ones we saw together. I miss you my friend. As you said, “Do good and be grateful.”

Jo and Sam Langlitz May 01, 2021

Friend Arlington , Texas

Dear Ann Sam and I are so sad to hear that your Otis has passed. Even though we didn’t meet im sure we would have him as we do you

Jo and Sam Langlitz May 01, 2021

Friend Arlington , Texas

Dear Ann We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. I could tell y’all enjoyed your time together. You went on so many cool adventures! Please know you are in our prayers and we are in North Arlington whenever you’re in the area. We’d love to see you sweet Ann! ❤️❤️

Rocky Davis May 02, 2021

Friend Jackson , Georgia

I was so sorry about hearing this - Otis was a great guy and friend - always kept up on him through Jimmy Corbin - will be praying for your family - wish I’d stayed closer over the years Rocky

ASA North Texas Chapter May 03, 2021

Friend Grand Prairie , Texas

Ann, We are so sorry for your loss. While the heartbreak you are facing is unimaginable, we know you have strength and grace to endure this. We are praying for you and are here for you. With love and prayers -Sabrina and Bev

tanya kinslow May 04, 2021

cowoker fort worth , Texas

sorry for your lost. praying for you family

Mitzi Doran May 04, 2021

Co-Worker Dallas , Texas

I have some many good memories of Otis, he was such a great boss, the best I ever had. I truly miss him every day. Anyone that knows Otis and myself know that when we first met we had a little of a rough patch. Otis as Mr. GQ and I was just a old country girl. The first time I met Otis I found out that he was going to be my new boss, myself walked over and introduced myself to him and said You my be the boss, we all know who is going to be the real boss, and Otis didn't find that amusing. But after working together for about a 1 year we became the best of friends. I Love you so much Otis and I will truly miss you.

Steve J Shain May 05, 2021

Friend FOUNTAIN HILLS , Arizona

Ann, my heart aches for you. I assure you the pain is gone long before memories can begin to fade.

Edward Rivas May 07, 2021

Friend and work colleague Richardson , Texas

Otis, rest well my friend. It's because of you my marriage survived and we now have two wonderful boys. How you helped me in my career pales in comparison to how you made me a better person and the best father I could be. As I see my sons become men it's clear the impact you have had on our family.

trudy newton May 10, 2021

Friend dallas , Texas

Ann...I am saddened for your loss. I know Otis was so special and you loved him very much. I will see you Sunday. Please call me if I can do anything for you. Much love Trudy

Joan Meeks May 13, 2021

Friend Fort Worth , Texas

Ken and I send you hugs of comfort my dear friend.

Ronna Schmoker May 18, 2021

Business associate Addison , Texas

I was saddened to learn of Otis’ passing. He was so generous with his support of DFW RIMS hosting our monthly meetings at AIG. He was a gentleman and a consummate professional. The insurance industry lost a great man when he retired.

Robert Bookhammer May 16, 2021

Business Associate Dallas , Texas

Thoughts and prayers to the Otis'family and friends. I have many fond memories with Otis, mainly on the golf course! Otis was a gentleman and a scholar. The consummate insurance professional. Otis, you are and will be missed. R.I.P.

Gillian May 28, 2021

friend Dallas , Texas

I am so glad I got to know Otis. He was always kind to me. He was a good man. I am so very sorry for your loss little Frosty

Karen Butler December 10, 2021

Friend and Business Associate Scottsdale , Arizona