Arthur “Ott” McLain, age 95, of Plunkettville, Oklahoma, died Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Mena Regional Health System. He was born on Thursday, May 19, 1921 to William and Ola Parsons McLain in Athens, Arkansas.
Ott was united in marriage to Vera Margie Davis on July 6, 1943. Ott joined the United States Army during World War II in 1942 and was honorably discharged in 1946. Ott was a truck driver most of his life and drove many years for Smith Pallet. Ott and Vera spent most of their lives living in Plunkettville in a home that he had built, where he raised his cattle and she opened a beauty shop.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Vera McLain, his two brothers, Speedy McLain and Hank McLain and one sister, Marcel Dority.
He is survived by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews, all with fond memories of “Uncle Ott,” as he dearly loved being around children. He loved watching children catch fish, riding horses and just about anything else that children enjoyed. He was a loving uncle and friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
A graveside service will be held Friday, July 1, 2016 at 2:00 P.M. at the Pleasant Grove Cemetery with Brother Todd Webb officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena. Visitation will be general.
Online Guestbook: www.bowserffh.com.