Otho Albea Dearman ’41

Otho Albea Dearman ’41 of Statesville, N.C., died March 31, 2006. Following graduation from Davidson he was commissioned an ensign in the U.S. Navy and served four-and-a-half years during World War II. He participated in the battles of Guam and Pelilou Islands in the Pacific Theatre and served as captain of Subchaser 1828. He was honorably discharged in Washington, D.C. in September 1945. He was co-founder of Printcrafters, Inc. where he was active until March 2006. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Statesville, since 1948, serving as deacon, elder, Sunday school teacher, youth adviser, Scoutmaster and an officer of the Men’s Bible Class. Survivors include his beloved wife of sixty-one years, the former Thelma Brown, 706 Hedrick Dr., Statesville, N.C. 28677; a son, Robert M. Dearman of Davidson, N.C.; one sister, Evelyn D. Andrews; and three brothers, Charles A. Dearman, Dr. John H. Dearman, and James D. Bearman. He was preceded in death by two infant sons, a sister, and a brother.