Services for Otis Lee Ivins Sr. of Jimtown, Okla., are set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 7, 2014, in the Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home Chapel, Marietta, Okla., with the Rev. Angela Harrison officiating. Interment in the Jimtown Cemetery, Jimtown, will follow under the direction of Flanagan-Watts Funeral Home & Cremation Services.
Mr. Ivins was born on Saturday, Jan. 17, 1931, at Courtney Flats, Okla., the son of George E. and Oma Elizabeth Hogue Ivins. He passed away peacefully, surrounded by family, on Sunday, May 4, 2014, in the Lake Country Nursing Center, Marietta, at the age of 83.
A resident of Love County most of his life, Mr. Ivins attended school at Courtney. He and Rosemary Denham were married in Gainesville, Texas, on July 16, 1955. Mr. Ivins served in the U.S. Army, and then while living in West Texas was a cattle rancher and rode horses. In addition, he had several other jobs including driller in the oil field, milkman for Tom Cooper Farms, truck driver in Fort Worth, Texas, and an employee of WinStar World Casino. Mr. Ivins also enjoyed riding dune buggies. He was a member of Marietta’s Covenant of Grace Church.
Preceding him in death were his parents; grandson, Mark Elliott; great-grandson, Kaden Alford Ivins; brother, Melvin Ivins; and sister, Helen Hartman Betts.
Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Rosemary Ivins of the home; four children and spouses, Carolene (Eddie) Thompson of Leon, Okla., Cindy (Stuart) Farr of Little Elm, Texas, Otis Lee Ivins Jr. (Rhonda), also of Little Elm, and Malinda Williams of Jimtown; brother and sister-in-law, G.W. “Dub” (Linda) Ivins of Austin, Texas; sister, Hattie Mae Welch of Marietta; 22 grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Casket bearers will be Jeremy Wilson, Craig Wilson, Ash Williams, Aaron Williams, Gabe Parker, Brandon Hicks and Mikell Taylor. Honorary bearers are Eddie Thompson, Stuart Farr, Gary Williams and G.W. “Dub” Ivins.
The family will receive friends from 6 until 8 this evening at the funeral home.
Online guest book: wattsfuneralhome.com.