Joseph D. Ott, age 80 of Mt. Vernon, IN, died Sunday morning November 13, 2011 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville.


He was born June 7, 1931 in Francisco, IN the son of Howard and Ada (Peavler) Ott, Sr. He first married Melva Edwards and later married Joan C. Chapman on January 21, 2000

Joe lived most of his life in
Francisco, IN before moving to Mt. Vernon the past 11 years. Joe loved life and especially enjoyed fishing and telling tales. He worked at several jobs including the grain elevator, as a school bus driver and the town marshall all in Francisco. He retired from Alcoa in Warrick County and worked as maintenance foreman at YMCA Camp Carson in Princeton. He had been a long-time member of the Francisco Church of the Nazarene and attended the First Baptist Church in Mt. Vernon

Survivors include his wife of 11 years, Joan (Rambo) Ott; children and spouses, Melinda and Raymond (Snook) Dunn of Francisco, Rick and Jeanie Ott of Princeton, Stacey and Sarah Ott of Eddyville, KY and Mechel Ott Starkey of Vincennes; 18 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Jerry and Pat Ott of Francisco and one sister, Rosemary Krieg of Princeton. 

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Melva (Edwards) Ott, sisters and brothers; infant Mary Jane Ott, Betty Wilson, Henry (Jack) Jackson, Howard, Jr., David (Birdie) and William R. (B. Bob) Ott; one step-son, William Ray Rambo. 

Funeral services will be
3 p.m. on Thursday November 17, 2011 at Austin~Stendeback Family Funeral Home at 1330 E. 4th St., Mt.Vernon, IN with Rev. Derrick Ousley officiating.


Visitation will be from 1-3 p.m. on Thursday.