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Commander Otis Essex Obituary

Commander Otis Dean Essex
Essex, Commander Otis Dean

November 7, 1926 - February 25, 2018
Born in Canton, Ohio
Resided in North Canton, Ohio


Commander, Otis Dean Essex Jr., age 91, of North Canton, went home to be with the Lord on February 25, 2018. He was born November 7, 1926 in Canton, son to the late Otis D. Essex Sr. and Nettie F. (Lee) Essex. Otis proudly served in the US Navy during WWII and served as a Navy Chaplain. He was a member of Dueber United Methodist Church and was a Methodist minister for many years. Besides his parents, he was preceded by his brother, George Essex and infant sister, Clara. Survivors include his loving wife or nearly 72 years, Dessie V. (Guedel) Essex; daughters, Cherie (Rick) Draa, Debbie Essex, Deana (Bill) Carter all of North Canton; seven grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Funeral service will be held Wednesday at 12noon in Dueber United Methodist Church with Rev. Dr. Chester Harris and Rev. Bill Carter co-officiating. Entombment will be in Forest Hill Cemetery. Calling hours will be held two hours prior from 10am-12noon on Wednesday. To share online condolences please visit


Dueber United Methodist Church
645 Dueber Ave SW
Canton, OH -
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Dueber United Methodist Church
645 Dueber Ave SW
Canton, OH -
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
12:00 PM




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