Otis Williams

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died March 26, 2014

Gladstone, MI
Otis P. Williams, age 63, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 26, 2014, at his residence in Gladstone.

Otis was born May 7, 1950, in Escanaba, the son of Louis and Vivian Williams, of Gladstone, and Joan Gravelle of Escanaba. On July 19, 1968, he married the former Linda King, of Escanaba, and together the couple made their home in Gladstone where they raised their two daughters, Tina and Rita.

Otis retired, after nearly 40 years, from NewPage Corporation, in Escanaba. He and Linda enjoyed many years of motorcycling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. From fishing and hunting to supporting them in sports, he was always there. Otis was a wonderful husband, father and papa and will be greatly missed by all.

Otis is survived by his loving wife, Linda:
Daughters: Tina (Chris) Gill of Escanaba, MI
Rita Mills (Chris VanEvera) of Escanaba, MI
Grandchildren: Jordan Gill, Amber Gill (Daron Emery), Jessica Gill,
Magnum Mills and Sydney Mills all of Escanaba, MI
Great Granddaughter: Joslyn Emery of Escanaba, MI

Upon Otis

20 Tributes for “Otis Williams

    Linda & family, We are so sorry to hear about Otis. You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers. We are in AZ visiting our daughter so won’t be able to be there for the funeral.

    Linda & Family-You have our deepest sympathy during your time of loss. Otis was a wonderful co-worker of 25 years and will be missed greatly. He was one of the best guys I’ve ever met. Otis was truly a family man and loved you all very much. We enjoyed the fun times we had together over the years and may God be with you during this time of sorrow.

    My heart goes out to all of you…I know how close your family is and I can only imagine the loss you are feeling. I will miss Otis coming in for steaks, he always made me laugh. My thoughts and prayers are with you, may your memories carry you through.

    Linda, Tina, Rita, & family, so sorry to hear of the passing of your husband, father, grandfather! My thoughts and prayers are with you at this sad time in your life..May you find some comfort in the loving and close knit family that you all enjoyed in your special family. eternal rest grant on to him, and may the perpetual light shine upon him. deepest sympathy & love, nancy cody

    I only knew Otis for about three years, I work with his daughter Rita, but I will never forget his generosity in allowing me a warm place to do a little work on my car when he offered his heated garage to me. He even came out and helped me and handed me wrenches and held the light! What a great guy! I know he will be missed by many and I’m certain he left his excellent mark on the world through his friends and family. My heart and my prayers go out to Rita, Tina, and Linda and of course the rest of Otis’s family in this difficult time.

    Hello linda , l will miss otis. Come and see me. I still work at the buck-lnn. Love ya and thinking of you and your family. Patti-edwards

    Llinda So sorry to hear about otis! As you know I new ottie all my life And I,ll miss him agreat deal We had a lot of good times together growing up. I,ll have you and the girl,s in my prayers as always god bless you all afa clyde

    Linda, Tina, Rita and families. Im so sorry for your loss of a wonderful man. I know you are a very close family, and have created many wonderful memories to hold close to your heart. Please keep these with you to help you get thru this very difficult time. Call me if there is anything I can help you with, I’ll always be here for you. Thinking of you all!

    Our thoughts are of you and your family at this very very sad time. Linda We’ll never forget the fun we had with you and Oti riding and partying in Tomahawk, your Freinds, Jeff & Debbie Sanville.

    Sorry for your loss, your family are in our prayers. The Anderson’s Jeff, Charlotte & Miranda

    My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this time of sorrow. Remember all the good times and it will make the difficult times a little easier.

    Dear Williams family,The Lambert and Newhouse families extend our deepest sympathy on the loss of Otie. He was a great guy and will be missed.

    Dearest Linda,I was so sorry to read about the passing of your husband as I vacation here in Florida. I will always remember what a special student you were in my math classes at Esky high and it sounds like you and Otis made a good life together. I am so happy for you while asking God to bring you and your loved ones comfort at this difficult time. His blessings; love Ellen (Fulcher) Arnell-Marcell

    Dear Linda, so sorry to hear about Otis. We got to know you both through Rita and am glad we did as you both were very special people. Take care and know you are not alone. Your friends, Marv and Colleen Winberg

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