Ottis Lee Smith

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    Ottis Lee Smith of Leasburg, Missouri was born in Mill Spring, Missouri on Sunday, March 10, 1929 to Charles H. and Mamie Pearl (Boatwright) Smith and passed away Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at the age of 90 years, 9 months and 7 days.

    Ottis accepted the Lord in 1952 and was recently a member of Trinity Chapel of Leasburg, Missouri.  
    He married Bertha Juanita Bland on July 26, 1947 in Pocahontas, Arkansas.
    He was a machinist in the automotive parts industry.  He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening, and any kind of outside work.  
    Ottis was a very faithful servant of the Lord and preached the gospel.
    He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Mamie Smith; parents-in-law, James and Helen Bland; wife, Bertha Juanita Smith; daughters, Miriam Gail DeClue, Sharon Brown and Audrey (John) Mendoza; brother, George O. Smith; sisters, Opal Gentles, Osa Webb, and Ola Goebel, granddaughter, Stephanie Lynn Smith; sisters-in-law, Mondena Dent, Wanda Lea, Mandelean George and Melbalean Barton; and brother-in-law, Curtis Dale Bland.
    He is survived by his children, Gary O. Smith of DeSoto, Missouri, Michael Smith of St. Louis, Missouri, Brenda Joyce Smith and Timothy Lee Smith of Leasburg, Missouri; son-in-law, Howard DeClue of Sullivan, Missouri; brother Ora E. Smith of Mill Springs, Missouri; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Edith Smith of Mill Springs, Missouri, Jean Cole and Don Barton of Raymondville, Missouri, Jewel Lovins and Marilyn Bland of Eminence, Missouri; 14 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
    Visitation was held from noon to 2 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.
    Funeral service  was held at 2 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 at Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri with Pastor Richard Martin officiating.  
    Burial was at the Lea Cemetery in Leasburg, Missouri.
    Arrangements under the direction of the Hutson Funeral Home in Cuba, Missouri.