Joe Otter



Joe Otter, 29, of Cherokee’s Birdtown Community took his final journey on Thursday, May 21, 2020. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Norma Rattler; his maternal grandmother, Cornelia S. Rattler; his paternal grandparents, Oliver and Nannie Otter; and paternal uncle, Kenny Otter. His memory will live on by his companion, Brittney Rogers; his father, Oliver Otter Jr. (Lorraine); five children, Rae, Maiya, Sami, Sakira and Luke; his sister, Cornelia Rattler; his brothers, Dustin (Ashley), Jordan (Kristen), Snapper, Harley; and his momma, Darlene Davis. He is also survived by aunt Lawanna Otter; and several cousins.

He was taken to Echota Baptist Church in Birdtown to await the service hour.

Family received friends from 6 until 11 p.m. Sunday at the church. At other times the family was at 56 Adams Creek Housing Road.

Burial was in the Otter family cemetery in Yellowhill.

Services were at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25, 2020.

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Appalachian Funeral Services of Sylva, N.C., served the family.