On this day, 100 years ago, Otis Roy W. was born into very humble beginnings. He worked very hard and with great resolve to educate himself (Masters degree in Education), reach high levels in his profession, serve his church in many capacities and accumulate a substantial net worth through cattle and land investments. Because of the Depression, he married later in life (28), but lived long enough to celebrate over 50 years with Opal Heaton W. He was a wonderful father and loved his children and grandchildren and was certainly loved by them.
We honor his memory.
Daddy, we still miss you today.
It's hard to believe that he's been gone almost twenty years. A few things had recently come back to my memory about Pappaw. He snored so loudly that it could be heard throughout the house. If I awoke late at night after others had gone to bed, he would often be up watching wrestling on TV, and he would let me sit up with him. I can still see him sitting in "his chair" in the living room. That chair was not for anyone else's use, but there was always room on his lap for one of his granddaughters.