John Michael O’Crotty, age 24, died Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2012, at the Meade District Hospital, Meade, Kansas.
He was born August 29, 1988, at the Roseville Community Hospital, Roseville, California, the son of Kevin and Martha (Rowan) O’Crotty. He attended Dodge City High School and later attended Dodge City Community College. He then joined the United States Army and received an honorable discharge.
On November 30, 2007, he married Tamara Ayers in Dodge City, Kansas. After their marriage, the couple lived in Dodge City, Montezuma, and later moving to Meade where they have made their home. He was a technician for Terminix Pest Control.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Mennonite Church and the Men’s Encounter Group. He enjoyed playing video games, paintball, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.
He is survived by his wife, Tamara, their children Aiden Cree, Alissa Lynn, and Adam Michael O’Crotty all of Meade, Kansas; his father, Kevin O’Crotty of California; his mother, Martha Cates and sisters, Erin, Rebekah, and Mary Cates of Port Orchard, Washington; his grandmother, Frances Johns of Citrus Heights, California; and his great-grandmother, Helen Shuck of Citrus Heights, California.
He is preceded in death by his grandmother, Carolyn O’Crotty and grandfather’s Michael O’Crotty and Calvin Rowan.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, December 14, 2012, at the Emmanuel Mennonite Church, Meade, with Pastor Ken Harder presiding. Friends may call from 12:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Thursday and from 8:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. Friday at Fidler-Orme-Bachman Mortuary, Meade. Cremation will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers the family would welcome memorials to the O’Crotty Family Fund in care of the funeral home.
Personal condolences may be given to the family at www.fidlerormebachmanmortuary.com