In memory of
OTIS Ernest C. "Jr.", born July 8, 1939 in Lexington, KY, passed away Oct 13, 2016 at his Harrodsburg, KY home where he enjoyed his horses. He spent his life as a carpenter, a horse trainer and owner. He was the eldest son of 13 children born to the late Ernest and Ernestine Otis. He is survived by two sons, Ernest C. Otis, Jr. of Harrodsburg, KY and Richard Collier (Jody) of Fox Lake, IL; his daughter, Theresa Otis; granddaughter, Jennifer Gamble; great granddaughter, Skyler Lemaster; six sisters, Wilma Murphy, Aretta Roberts, Marguaret Ramsey, Tina Portwood (Eugene), Kathy Robinson (Jim) and Sherry Burnette; three brothers, Denny, Joe (Leesa) and Butch (Roxie) Otis, and many nieces and nephews. JR is preceded in death, in addition to his parents, two sisters, Maudie Williams and Gail Reed; brother, Homer Lee Otis and grandson, Shane Otis. Funeral services will be held Friday, Oct 21st at 12:30pm at Kerr Brothers Harrodsburg Rd. Visitation will be from 11am until service time on Friday. Burial will follow on the family farm in Harrodsburg. Active pallbearers will be James, Johnny, Justin, Jonathan, Charlie Portwood and Eric Ashcraft with honorary pallbearer Joe Otis.
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