Dr. Wally Hotho

Published 4:16 pm Friday, March 9, 2018

Dr. Wally Vincent Hotho, 84, residing in St. Joseph, passed away on Monday, March 5, 2018, at 1:47 p.m. in Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria.

His wishes were to be cremated, and his ashes spread over Winterquarters Hunting Club. He requested no formal service.

Dr. Hotho was born in Pleasant Hill, on Sept. 1, 1933.

He attended Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. Then he attended LSU Medical School in New Orleans, graduating third in his class.

His internship was at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and had four years of urology residency in New Orleans. While he was in residency during the Cuban Crisis, he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served for two years as Captain of the Medical Corps.

Dr. Hotho practiced urology in New Orleans Baptist Hospital for over 40 years, and then for another 20 years in Bogalusa Community Medical Center. Then, he retired and moved to St. Joseph. He was a well-respected physician. Many friends and patients lovingly called him “Doc.”

Doc enjoyed fishing and hunting with his friends and family at Winterquarters Hunting Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lula Jeanette McFerrin Hotho and Frederick Joseph Hotho; and his two sisters, Patsy Hotho and Ann Hotho.

Dr. Hotho is survived by his wife of 60 years, Anita Marie Durham Hotho; and his two daughters, Sharon Renee Hotho and Melinda Perkins Hotho. He is also survived by his brother Steven Frederick Hotho, his wife Emma Lou Hotho, and their two sons, Robert Michael Hotho and Steven Vincent Hotho. He has two grandchildren, Misty Anne Tarango Campanella and Adam Vincent Breland.