Otis Edward Deaver

Published 6:27 pm Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Otis, 76, of Portsmouth, Virginia, died peacefully on June 24, 2019, surrounded by his family. A native of Portsmouth, he was predeceased by his parents, Otis and Nina M. Deaver. He was a founding partner of Commercial Insurance and retired as Senior Vice-President of USI/Henderson Phillips. Otis was a member of Christ in St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk, Churchland Masonic Lodge 276, and Portsmouth Scottish Rite Bodies.

Otis is survived by his three beloved sons, Otis E. “Ned” Deaver, Jr. and wife Denise, Patrick Brent Deaver and wife Elle, and Mark Deaver and wife Katrina; and three grandchildren, Spencer Deaver, Ryleigh Deaver and Addison Deaver.

The family will receive friends at Sturtevant Funeral Home, Bennetts Creek Chapel, Suffolk, Virginia, on Thursday, June 27, from 6 to 8 p.m. Masonic Rites will begin at 6 p.m. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery, Washington, on Friday, at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Masonic Home of Virginia or the American Diabetes Association. www.SturtevantFH.com.