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William Otis Ameen Sr.

October 22, 1925 - November 28, 2013
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William Otis Ameen, Sr., age 88, of Guilford College Road in Jamestown, passed away on November 28, 2013, after a one-month illness. He was born on Oct. 22, 1925, in Winnsboro, SC, to the late William Ameen and Maude Bagley Ameen. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers Alfred and Joseph S. Ameen, his wife Marion Sams Ameen, and his 21-year-old cat Katie. He graduated from Mount Zion Institute in Winnsboro in 1942 and served in the United States Army Combat Engineers in the European Theater in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Belgique Croix de Guerre. Following his discharge...
William Otis Ameen, Sr., age 88, of Guilford College Road in Jamestown, passed away on November 28, 2013, after a one-month illness.
He was born on Oct. 22, 1925, in Winnsboro, SC, to the late William Ameen and Maude Bagley Ameen. He is predeceased by his parents, his brothers Alfred and Joseph S. Ameen, his wife Marion Sams Ameen, and his 21-year-old cat Katie.
He graduated from Mount Zion Institute in Winnsboro in 1942 and served in the United States Army Combat Engineers in the European Theater in World War II, receiving the Bronze Star, the Purple Heart, the Good Conduct Medal, and the Belgique Croix de Guerre. Following his discharge he graduated from Clemson College in 1950 in architecture and worked at Western Electric (later AT&T) from 1950 until his retirement in 1989. As a practicing architect he designed numerous area homes, offices, and churches. He was an emeritus of the American Institute of Architects.
For many years he enjoyed flying model aircraft and was a member of the Society of Antique Modelers.
He is survived by his sister Leona and her husband, Albert Weigle, of Charlotte, NC, his sister-in-law, Ruth Ameen of Winnsboro, SC, his son, Dr. William O. Ameen, Jr., and wife Rosemarie of Greensboro, daughter Janet and husband Dr. D.J. Lee of Columbia, Maryland, and numerous nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Hospice Home, 1803 Westchester, High Point, NC 27262, the Clemson University School of Architecture, Clemson, SC, or the American Humane Society.
The family will be at Sechrest Funeral Service on Lexington Avenue in High Point, NC, for a visitation on Tuesday, December 3, at 6:30 PM. Please share your condolences with the family at www.sechrestfunerals.com.
Mr. Ameen will be cremated and his ashes interred in Winnsboro, SC, at a later date.

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