Former Michigan Christian University president and ACU Alum dies


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 service.

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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