James Iverson Ott, 76, passed away from a pool accident on June 29, 2016, while vacationing in Las Vegas, Nevada, to celebrate his 76th birthday and 38th anniversary to Sharon L. Ott. He was born June 25, 1940, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to James L. and Addie May Iverson Ott. He was raised and educated in Salt Lake City, graduating from Olympus High in 1958. After serving in the U.S. Navy on the USS Ranger in the pacific, he married Sherry Mikesell. They had three children and later divorced.
While working at Mountain Fuel Supply, Jim met Sharon L. Toth at the company bowling league. They married July 1, 1978. Jim was a loyal Utah Jazz fan and they had season tickets for 12 years. In 1980 they vacationed in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, where they returned every year.
Retiring after 32 years from Questar, Jim worked part-time as a parts driver for Peterbilt for two years before he and Sharon moved to Washington, Utah. They enjoyed traveling east to visit family and friends, cruising the Pacific, Caribbean, New England, Alaska, Panama Canal and Mexico. He looked forward to their Hawaii trips and helicoptering over the islands.
He dearly loved his children, having his grandchildren visit, hearing about his nieces and nephews, going to action movies, eating crab leg buffets, watching music videos, Pink Floyd music and his beer.
Jim is survived by his bride, Sharon; daughter, Angie (Rod) Andra; son, Travis (Alisa) Ott; brothers: Robert (Janalee); Richard (Vickie), David (Connie); sister, Carol Crose; grandchildren: Landen, Tayler, Cayden and Kylea; and seven nieces and nephews. Jim will also be missed by: Michael Sackle, Carlyle, Pam, Sam, Kathy, Ken, Brenda, Jay, Andrea and his La Jolla neighbors. He is preceded in death by daughter, Teresa; mother, Addie May; and father, James.
- Funeral services, to be CASUAL DRESS – no suits or ties, will be held Saturday, July 9, 2016, at 11 a.m. at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel, 288 W. St. George Blvd., St. George, Utah.
- A visitation will be held Saturday, prior to services, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Mortuary.
- Interment with Military Honors will follow at Tonaquint Cemetery.
- Luncheon following for family and friends at Green Springs Community Club House.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Metcalf Mortuary, 435-673-4221.
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In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Southern Utah Veteran’s Home, Ivins, Utah (435) 634-5220.