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January 11, 1958- April 30, 2023
David, affectionately known to many as “Michael”, was born in Chillicothe, Ohio on January 11, 1958, to Margaret Alice Hott and Robert Hott. Michael and his family settled in Northern California in 1968. He became a “Big” brother to Judy (“Booba”), Lisa, Sarah, and Tammy. Michael attended middle school in East Palo Alto. At this time he attempted to face his fear of snakes head-on by having a pet snake, to the joy of his family members. Later, Michael attended Menlo-Atherton High School. He loved his low-rider- white Chevy Impala with a small silver chain steering wheel. Also, Michael loved music. He was always grooving’ to his music on his 8-track in his Impala. During this time he was nick-named “the Great White Hope”…Great for his car; White because he was white; Hope because he hoped to be Black.
Michael was baptized as one of Jehovah’s Witnesses in 1971. He attended the Menlo Park Congregation and met many lifelong friends. In 1981, Michael married Cheryl Worley. During their marriage, Michael and Cheryl became parents to two beautiful children, Stacey and Quincy. They were married for 8 years. Later, Michael married Linda Ivy-Wells. They became parents to a beautiful son, Christopher.
Michael enjoyed his career as a Senior Logistic Analyst and worked with many biotech and healthcare companies. He started with Fisher Scientific in 1988 then worked with Apple, and Baxter Logistics, and successfully retired from Revance Therapeutics in 2020. After retiring he decided to explore his passion as financial investor.
Michael’s plans after retirement was to move to Florida. He later moved to Georgia in 2021 with Stacey to be closer to his grandchildren. Michael enjoyed being a dad to his 3 children and a granddad to his 4 grandchildren. He cherished baking with Stacey and playing basketball with his sons, Quincy and Christopher.
He loved basketball from his youth on. Michael had an extensive garden and taught his children the benefits of healthy eating. He treasured the time spent with this grandchildren and was proud of their accomplishments.
Michael was an avid music collector and even DJ’ed from time to time. He loved to play dominoes with friends and family. Michael took yearly trips to his favorite vacation spot, Jamaica. He made many friends there and loved the Jamaican food. Michael also enjoyed learning different languages. He strived to learn words and phrases from co-workers, family, and friends.
Michael was happy to spend quality time with his children and sisters during his final days. He was content and at peace with himself, his closest family members and God. He looked forward to the resurrection hope.(Rev. 21: 3-5)
David Michael Hott is preceded in death by his mother, Maggi. He is survived by his daughter, Stacey; sons, Quincy and Christopher. Grandchildren Sadé, David, Che’, Selu. Sisters, Judy (Booba),Lisa, Sarah, Tammy. Brother-in-law Sam, Nephew and Nieces; Courtney, Wyatt and Edna
Heartfelt appreciation for family & friends that showered us with love, prayers, and support during this difficult time.
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