ForeverMissed

Passed away at home in Lake San Marcos, CA on Thursday, April 25, 2019. Otis was born in Youngstown, Ohio, on June 30, 1939.He graduated from Canfield High School in Canfield, Ohio and attended Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio, where he met his wife, Margaret “Peggy” Smith. Otis is survived by his two sons, Michael and Darren, six grandchildren, and four sisters Emily, Jan, Pat and Mary. Otis and Peggy moved to California in 1986 where he resumed his sales career until 2011 retiring in Canyon Lake, CA. Otis and his wife of 49 years, lived in Canyon Lake, CA, where he was an active member and Grand Knight for the Knights of Columbus at St. Francis of Rome Catholic Church.Both Otis and Peggy participated and supported many charitable organizations. Funeral Mass and reception will be held on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 1:30 pm at Mission San Luis Rey,4050 Mission Ave., Oceanside, CA 92057. An optional Rosary will be held prior to the service at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made in memory of Otis Smith, to City of Hope Cancer Center, 1500 East Duarte Rd., Duarte, CA 91010.  

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Otis Smith . We will remember him forever.  We will miss Our Dad, Grandfather, mentor, leader, friend and coach.

Love you, DAD ...

Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Pam Cady Sheek (Friend)
Sorry to hear of your loss prayers
Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Kevin Schuette (Friend)
I’m so sorry! Have many memories of him growing up in the neighborhood!
Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Lehua Pahia (Friend)
So sorry to hear of your families loss. Heartfelt prayers for you and your family.
Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Joyce Kirkpatrick (Family)
He was such a positive Uncle to me and my mother Janice will never forget him. He spent many long hours talking with her on the phone in her assisted living residence. A memory now is not what it used to be but she will always remember her brother Butch. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Chris Loomer (Friend)
Our deepest condolences on your family’s lost. I never got to me your father, from what I have read in the comments and knowing the type of man he raised, he was a very special person.
Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Judy DeDonato (Family)
Everyone loved Uncle Butch! Darren and Mike - your Dad was a wonderful man. His kindness and generosity will live on in each of you. Please know you all continue to be in our prayers. We will miss him.
Posted by Lilia Cesena on May 15, 2019
May he Rest in Peace! What a beautiful and meaningful example of a life well lived. Darren you and your family are in my prayers.
Posted by Pippa Marcus on May 13, 2019
He was a perfect example of what a Christian Father and husband should be. His family will be in my prayers. Love, Sondra Hertzog

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Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Pam Cady Sheek (Friend)
Sorry to hear of your loss prayers
Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Kevin Schuette (Friend)
I’m so sorry! Have many memories of him growing up in the neighborhood!
Posted by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019
Lehua Pahia (Friend)
So sorry to hear of your families loss. Heartfelt prayers for you and your family.
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Dad's First Reading

Shared by Darren Smith on May 19, 2019

Dad had had a huge heart and very charitable ... but he was also was a competitor in sports and life.  I remember him saying "We are all playing for the same finish line.  I am in the fourth quarter, playing for overtime".  For these reasons I believe the following passage my brother picked for dad is perfect.  Really hit home ...

2 Timothy 

You, however, be self-controlled in all things, endure hardship, do an evangelist’s work, fulfill your ministry. For I am already being poured out as an offering, and the time for me to depart is at hand. I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith! Finally the crown of righteousness is reserved for me. The Lord, the righteous Judge, will award it to me in that day—and not to me only, but also to all who have set their affection on his appearing.