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.