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Ottie Swan DePriest

Ottie Swan DePriest, Jr. was called to his heavenly home on Monday, January 4, 2021 at 4:50 p.m. He has joined his beloved son John Avery Webb, his parents Ottie S. and Delores (Sampson) DePriest and mother-in-law, Dolores Mildred Rehak. Ottie was 70 years old.


Ottie was born on March 21, 1950, the first of two children born to Ottie and Delores DePriest. He graduated from Southeast High School in Kansas City, Missouri and attended Texas Southern University in Houston, Texas. While in Texas Ottie worked for Continental Airlines for 18 years, and then returned to Kansas City. He met Linda Webb and true love ensued, culminating in marriage on August 14, 1995 in Las Vegas, Nevada.


Ottie is survived by his beloved children Tyrone Sam of Houston, Texas, Saran Smith of Dallas, Texas, and Konterra (Terra) Webb of Olathe, Kansas, his sister Desiree L. DePriest and her children David and Danielle of Kansas City, Missouri. Ottie has one grandchild, Tyler Sam.


Ottie did not live an easy life, but his experiences and big heart inspired many people to turn their lives around. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Civil Liberties Union and the Equal Justice Initiative to CONTINUE HIS INSPIRATIONAL WORK.


Tom Curran Jan 07 ,2021

Friend ,Olathe ,Kansas

Ottie was my friend and he will be in my heart forever. He helped me more than he will ever know. I will miss you, but I will be forever grateful to you for the friendship that we developed over the past 21 years. "Love you man" Tom Curran January 07, 2021

Michael Jones Jan 07 ,2021

Friend ,Pleasant Hill ,Missouri

Boy Depriest you and I have burned some trails as kids having sleepovers and running and ripping through Sheraton Estates hitting balls at J S Chick playground to playing in the TB Watkins league. To being South East Knights on the football fields. A lifetime of friendship and birthdays one day apart. You can now rest easy and know you can now see John again because out of everything in life he gave you the purpose you needed to succeed. I’ll miss you my long time boyhood friend but know this you’re always in my heart.

Ronald Harden Jan 08 ,2021

Friend ,Kansas city ,Missouri

My friend Ottie from Sheraton Estate stomping grounds and High school. I will always remember you!God Bless him and his Family!

Katy Cossairt Jan 09 ,2021

friend ,Shawnee ,Kansas

I'll always remember Ottie's laughter and sincere helpfulness. I'm glad I got to meet and know him. I thank his family for sharing him with me. He was a really good man!

Brenda Younger Jan 09 ,2021

Friend ,Desoto ,Texas

May Your Cherished memories help Bring you strength during this difficult time.

Brett Kynard Jan 09 ,2021

Neighbor ,Lee Summit ,Missouri

Condolences to the family. May Gods grace be sufficient to enfold you at this period. I knew Ottie having grown up in the neighborhood Sheraton Estates. I recall that you were well respected liked in the neighborhood. Although four years younger than yourself the youth in the neighborhood We all looked up to you. I believe you played football at Southeast as I did. I grew up on 52nd and Lawn not far from you. May your family be blessed with God’s comfort mercy and Grace. Brett Kynard

Steve Cox Jan 10 ,2021

friend ,Overland Park ,Kansas

I owe this bighearted and generous man a great debt of gratitude for the time he spent helping me. Forever grateful and will always remember his laugh and enthusiasm for life. My deepest condolences to wife and daughter. Steve Cox

Dianne Jan 17 ,2021

friend ,Prairie Village ,Kansas

I will miss you Ottie, and you will be missed by all of your friends for your kind heart and generosity.

Russ Jan 17 ,2021

Friend ,Lees Summit ,Missouri

Ottie had a profound influence on my life. I will miss his presence, his spirit filled the room. My thoughts and prayers to his family. Russ