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Ottis Stacy

August 29, 1944 — December 18, 2020


Ottis Stacy, 76 of Barn Branch, Morehead, Kentucky passed from this earth on Friday, December 18, 2020 surrounded by his loved ones at the home of his sister and caregiver Bonnie Estep. He was born on Barn Branch on August 29, 1944 to the late Otis and Cora Plank Stacy.

Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his brothers and sisters-in-law; Willie Stacey, Carl Stacy and his wife Wanda, Ora Stacy and his wife Bernice, Jimmie Stacy and his wife Betty, Billy Stacy and two sisters; Dora Stacy and Darlene McDowell and his brother-in-law Odell Estep, Jr.

Ottis was a "Gentle Giant' and was known as one of Kentucky's finest burley tobacco growers. He loved the wonders of nature and wildlife. He enjoyed going to auction sales and flea marketing always looking for a bargain. In the evening you would always find him on the front porch and later watching westerns followed by gospel singing. He enjoyed going on rides taking in the beauty of Rowan County where he was a lifelong resident. The fourth of July was always the Stacy reunion and he was so excited for that time of the year to be with all the family. His blue eyes sparkled even brighter during that time. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and family. The song, "One Day At A Time" was his favorite and he lived it.

Survivors include his sister and caregiver Bonnie Stacy Estep. His "grandchildren" who referred to him as "Papaw"; Frankie (Buck) Jones, Brandon (Tiffany) Jones, Dewayne Jones, Adalynn Faith Jones, Dale (Shirley) Estep, Savannah (Justin Dials) Estep. A special nephew who he considered a son, Rocky (Terri) Stacy and a special niece, Mary Jane (Rick) Crank.

A sister-in-law, Mary Stacey and brother-in-law, Bill McDowell also survive.

Funeral services will be conducted 2:00 pm Monday, December 21, 2020 in the chapel of the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead with Brother Butch Kelsey and Brother Monroe Craig officiating. Visitation at the funeral home is after 12 Noon Monday.

The funeral for Ottis Stacy will be livestreamed on the Michael R. Gray Funeral Home Facebook page beginning at 2 P.M. Monday.

Burial will follow in the Adams-Plank Cemetery.

Pall bearers will be Brandon Jones, Dewayne Jones, Patrick Watson, Jonathan Stacy, Buck Jones, Justin Dials, Bob Marsh, Tiffany Jones and Savannah Estep.

Honorary pall bearers will be Rocky Stacy, Dale Estep, Kristen Stacy, Frankie Jones, Bob Shay, Mary Jane Crank, Milton Helterbrand, William McDowell and Mary Stacy.

The Michael R. Gray Funeral Home in Morehead is caring for all arrangements for Ottis Stacy.

To send flowers to the family in memory of Ottis Stacy, please visit our flower store.

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