Larry Ottinger 1944-2015

A Celebration of Life Service for Larry Ottinger, 70, of Wills Point, will be held at 3:00 p.m., Sunday, July 19, 2015, at International Outreach Church, located at 1404 Lake Drive, Wills Point. Burial will follow at White Rose Cemetery under the direction of Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point.

Larry went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 14, 2015.

Larry Michael Ottinger Sr. was born Oct. 26, 1944, in Coppell to Mike and Eula Ottinger.  He was the beloved husband to Karen Smith Ottinger, devoted to each other for over forty-two years. He lived his life as a strong Christian man who served God in all he did. He worked for Dr. Floyd Norman as a ranch manager for 20 years, before beginning his employment with Vistawall in Terrell. Following his retirement from Vistawall in 2007, Larry fulfilled his lifetime passion of serving others. He will be remembered in the community for his dedication to International Outreach Church as an Usher, Greeter, youth ministry and Hallelujah Night hay ride coordinator. Being the co-founder of the WPYSA, he enjoyed coaching and had a positive influence to many. He loved gardening and sharing the fruits of his labor. He was also involved in Boy Scouts, youth baseball, volunteer firefighting and Juvenile Diabetes Association.

Larry is preceded in death by his parents; along with sons, Mike Ottinger and Bryan Ottinger and grandchildren, Gabe Ottinger, Eli Ottinger and Selah Hope Ottinger.

Larry was a loving husband and father above all else, and is survived by his wife, Karen Ottinger of Wills Point; children, Travis Schaubroeck of Wills Point; Troy Ottinger and wife, Racheal of Forney; Tiffany Ottinger Suits and husband, Greg (Pecos) of Wills Point and Cindy Ottinger of Amite, La. His pride and joy were his grandchildren, Jason Duracher; Kristin Duracher; Bryan Schaubroeck and fiancée, Bianca; Zac Schaubroeck; Bryan Ottinger; Savannah Suits; Isabelle Suits; Malachi Ottinger and Naomi Ottinger; great-grandsons, Maddox and Preston. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Bobby Ottinger; Nancy Flanagan and husband, Bob; Doris Davis; Jim Ottinger and wife, Charlotte and Diane Freestone; mother-in-law, Evelyn Smith and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held at Hiett’s LyBrand Funeral Home in Wills Point on Saturday evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to International Outreach Church, in memory of Larry. He was adamant in being an organ donor and was his last service to others.