Former Michigan Christian University president and ACU
For Immediate Release
September 22, 1999
Dr. Otis Gatewood, died September 16 in Rochester, Mich.
He graduated from ACU in 1935 and was a missionary in
Europe. As one of the first to earn a master's degree in
Bible from Pepperdine University in the mid-1940s, he was
honored at the1998 Bible Lectures and many other times by
Pepperdine. He also was former president of European
Christian College in Vienna and was the first missionary
from the Church of Christ in Germany after World War II. Dr.
Gatewood was the first president of Michigan Christian
University where he served for five years
He is survived by two children, daughter Darlene McGhee
of Vienna, Austria; son David Gatewood of Colorado Springs,
Colo.; three grandchildren and one great grandchild.
He was buried in Abilene, Texas with his wife, Irene
Johnson Gatewood. Funeral services were conducted September
18 at 10 a.m. in the Rochester Church of Christ in
Rochester, Mich. Visitation and the church services were at
the University Church of Christ in Abilene. Burial was at
the Cedar Hills Cemetery in Abilene following the
Flowers and notes of condolence may be sent to his
daughter, Darlene McGee, at 160 West Avon Road, Rochester
Hills, MI 48307.
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