Otis was in the cattle business most of his life. He did work in California and Detroit for a short time. He always came back to the farm. He enjoyed working with cattle. He was a Baptist.
He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Larry and Shirley Standridge of the home; five grandchildren Rosa Jones of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Angie LaChance of Van Buren, Kathy McGuire of Bossier City, Louisiana, Jamie and husband Mick Tyson of Hattesburg, Mississippi, and Matthew and wife Kathryn Standridge of Ft. Smith, Arkansas; nine great-grandchildren; three great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister Mabel Standridge; and a daughter Fran McAlilister.
Graveside services will be Saturday, June 28, 2014, 2:00 p.m. at Cherry Hill Cemetery in Cherry Hill, Arkansas with Brother Daryl Hines officiating. Family and friends visitation will be Friday, June 27, 2014, 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Beasley Wood Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Beasley Wood Funeral Home of Mena.
Pallbearers will be Mick Tyson, Ryan McGuire, Eric McGuire, Matt Standridge, Larry Standridge, and Bob Beckes.