Otha “Jaye” Dreadin • August 21, 2017



Otha Junior “Jaye” Dreadin passed away peacefully on August 21st, 2017.
He was born in Huxford, AL to Willie Guy Dreadin and Alyne Irene O’Mally on November 5,1928. He served in the US Army for over 20 years which includes his service in the Korean War. When he wasn’t hunting or fishing he could be found in the stands at Five Flags Speedway where he enjoyed spending time with extended racing family and friends. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his growing family and his dog, Poncho.
He is proceeded in death by his parents Willie Guy Dreadin and Alyne Irene O’Malley; stepmother, Aletha Nichols; sisters Mary Hager, Hazel Whaples(Everett); brothers, Mayo Dreadin, Elton Dreadin; Sister in Law Morrell Thompson.
Jaye is survived by his wife of over 60 years, Marie Rose Dreadin; brothers William “Bill” Dreadin, Howard “Snookie” Thompson; sister in law Doris Dreadin; children Richard Dreadin, Donna Johnson(Terry), Thomas Dreadin(Missy), Artie Dreadin(Robin); 6 grandchildren Jessica Dreadin, John Johnson(Jessica), Kevin Johnson(Courtney), Gage Dreadin, Sara Dreadin, Shelby Dreadin; 3 great grandchildren Addelyn Johnson, Kaizleigh Guidry, Koby Johnson; many nieces, nephews and cousins. A close family friend Debbie Clakley Lavallee who was cherished by both Jaye and Rose who they called their first daughter.
The family would like to thank Sacred Heart Hospital Doctors and Staff, Dr. Mathew Daniels, Emerald Coast Hospice, Covenent Hospice and The Pensacola Lung Group.
A time of visitation will be held at Pensacola Memorial Gardens on Sunday, August 27th from 2-4pm. The celebration of Jaye’s life will be held on Monday, August 28th at Pensacola Memorial Gardens at 12:30pm. Burial will follow at Barrancas National Cemetery.

  1. Robin says:

    We will miss you Pop we love you

  2. Pam Gonzalez Burke says:

    You will be missed. Mr Jay you and your family has always held a special place in my heart ❤️

  3. Floyd and Betty says:

    Thomas…I just found this. Thanks so much. We will see you Sunday. Please give your precious mom a hug for us. We love y’all.

  4. Gerry Sharpe says:

    To be absent from the body is to be in the presence of God! Mr. Dreadin, you fought the good fight and have been rewarded with eternal rest for you have crossed Home Plate being cheered by your fellow team mates!

    To the family – Grieving is a must but know that with GOD’S help, you will get through each and every day!

  5. Pam glaze says:

    Thomas and Missy my prayers are with you and your family during this sad time. Remember he is in a better place then we are

  6. Carol Angelari says:

    Our sincerest condolences. You are all in our thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time. Sending lost of hugs and love. God Bless. Love Carol & Michael Angelari xo

  7. Jackie & Sharlon Robinette says:

    Donna and family, our prayers are with y’all in this difficult time.

  8. Love and praying for the entire Family, during this most difficult time of mourning our precious Cousin.
    We will see you at the viewing, Sunday. Thanking God for wonderful memories and his NEW COAT, on the streets of Gold rewards.

  9. Sara says:

    I miss you so much Grandaddy. I’m glad you are at peace and not suffering anymore.

  10. dorothy crow says:

    My condolences and prayers to your family. God bless you all in this time of sorrow. We will surely miss you at the neighborhood watch meetings.

  11. Mark and Karen Fisher says:

    Love and prayers to Jaye’s family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  12. Elsie and Micheal Leblanc says:

    Thomas and Missy and family our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. We love you and may God keep y’all safe in travel and in spirit.

  13. Rick Dreadin says:

    I’ll miss you Pop..Love you.

  14. Ann sannizzaro says:

    Your all in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!Sending a group hug from up north!Love cuz Ann

  15. Sue Shepherd says:

    Fly High With Angels Jaye love you dearly

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