oy Andrew Ott passed away unexpectedly Friday, Aug. 20, 2010, in the Texas countryside that he loved. He was 58 years old.
Andy was born on June 10, 1952, in Nasville, Tenn., to Mary White Ott Dover and the late James Roy Ott Jr..
Andy is survived by his children, Brett Devon Ott and Chelsea Paige Ott McKinney, of Houston; his mother, Mary Ott Dover of Atlanta, Ga.; his brothers and their wives, Robert White and Gatha Ott , of Atlanta, Ga., James Alan and Amy Ott, of Austin, Texas; his aunts, Patricia Williams Ott, of Conway, Alleen Ott Long, of Cary , NC; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His loved one, Diane Miner also survives him.
He was preceded in death by his father, James Roy Ott Jr. of Tuscaloosa, Ala.
He graduated from Tuscaloosa High School where he was an Eagle Scout and was named High School All-American Basketball player. He received a full scholarship to University of Alabama, where his father was an economics professor, graduating in 1974. After college, Andy enjoyed an extended adventure in South America then settled in Houston. In his early days in Houston, at 6’10”, he towered over the competition in barefoot volleyball.
Andy lived a full life that included many adventures. Although he traveled the world, he was most at peace, working as a gentleman rancher in Sealy, Texas. Andy was a valuable member of Houston’s maritime industry 30 plus years, having held management positions at Waterman Steamship Corp, The Port of Houston Authority, GeoLogistics Project Service, and most recently as Director of Oil, Gas and Energy, Americas Region, UPS Supply Chain Solutions. He was an expert in identifying global markets, and establishing business relationships worldwide. He was a member of Saint Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston, and also Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church in Bellville when at the ranch.
Andy left an imprint on many people’s lives. His family would like to thanks all the wonderful friends who have reached out to share numerous stories of his generosity, his large heart, and his positive attitude towards life. He was a prince of a man and lived an enormous life. As Andy said, “Every day is a new day.”
A celebration of Andy’s life was held at the Miner Retreat in Sealy, Texas,
In lieu of flowers, kindly consider a contribution to Saint Mary’s Episcopal Church, 24 N. Masonic, Bellville, Texas, 77418.