Dr. Frederick “Fred” Lewis Otte

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, June 2, 2004

Graveside services for Dr. Frederick “Fred” Lewis Otte ofAtlanta, Ga., formerly of Brookhaven, are 3:30 p.m., Wednesday,June 2, in Arlington Memorial Park in Atlanta. Dressler’s JewishFuneral Care is in charge of arrangements.

Dr. Otte, 70, died May 31, 2004, at Hospice Atlanta facility inAtlanta, Ga. He was born in Amite County on March 25, 1934, toHarry C. Otte and Janie L. Otte.

He was an innovator in the field of education, creating thefirst Ph.D. program for Vocational and Career Development atGeorgia State University. During his life, he held positions as alumberjack in northern California, a chaplain assistant in theArmy, a speech teacher in Biloxi, a disc jockey for WCHJ inBrookhaven, a counselor at Durham Technical Institute in Durham,N.C., a consultant in Atlanta, and a vocational director at GeorgiaTechnical Institute in Atlanta. He spent the last 25 years of hiscareer as a graduate professor at Georgia State University,retiring in 1996.

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Dr. Otte attended Duke Divinity School and received a Bachelorof Arts degree in history from Mississippi College, a Master ofArts degree in college counseling from University of SouthernMississippi, and a Ph.D. in guidance counseling from Georgia StateUniversity. He received numerous awards, including the AmericanSociety of Training and Development’s National Walter F. StoryAward and the Career Development Leadership Award. He pursued anavid interest in myth, spirituality and career development. He wasknown as an advisor, mentor and friend to family, friends andstudents. He strived to find a common point of understanding uponwhich to form a relationship with people from all walks of life. Heoften donated his time and resources to aide individuals inreaching their career goals.

Survivors are his wife, Jennifer Bush of Decatur; his daughter,Kathryn Otte of Decatur, Ga.; his son, Paul Otte of Ball Ground,Ga.; and his sisters, Ruth McIntosh, Lucille Bond and Dot Otte, allof McComb, and Betty Jo Hudson of Lexington, Ky.

Memorials may be made to Cliff Valley School, 1911 Cliff ValleyWay, Atlanta, GA 30329, or Temple Beth Tikvah, 9955 Coleman Rd.,Roswell, GA 30075, or Habitat for Humanity, 519 Memorial Dr.,Atlanta, GA 30312, or a charity of choice.

Friends and family are asked to e-mail memories and thoughts ofDr. Otte to paulotte@paulotte.com to share with his family and helpthem create a Web site.