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Otis Rodney Boyte was born June 13, 1954, in Hobbs, N.M., the son of George and Hazel Richardson Boyte.

He grew up Mississippi and attended schools in Brookhaven.

Otis moved to Texas in 1979, where he made his home in Bellville. Later, in 1995, he built his home and the “Big Red Barn” in a small Austin County community named Buckhorn, Texas.

 Otis was united in marriage to Rose Rogers in the First Baptist Church in Bellville, in 1982. He worked as a driller and top drive specialist in the oilfield industry.

Otis enjoyed playing dominoes and horseback riding in Texas and the Smokey Mountains of North Carolina, but the love of his life was his family.

 Otis passed away on Wednesday, July 21, 2010, in Bellville at the age of 56.

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years: Rose Boyte of Buckhorn; son Jesse Boyte of Bellville; daughter Nicky Boyte of Hutto; grandson Jacob Rodney Fitzpatrick (light of his life); mother-in-law Helen Rogers of Buckhorn; brother Terry Boyte of Robbinsville, N.C.; sister Kay Boyte of Brookhaven, Miss. and cousin Debbie Rushing of Brookhaven, Miss. and numerous nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

Otis was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation: 5-7 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2010, Schmidt Funeral Home, Bellville.

 Graveside service: 4 p.m.,  Saturday, July 24, 2010, Rogers Cemetery, Buckhorn.

 Honorary Pallbearers: Les Evans , Jack Turner, Jack Fitzpatrick, Glen Toman, Bill Vanderende, Benny Rushing and Martin Cabell.

 Friends who wish may make memorial gifts to: St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, Tenn. 38148-0142

 Please visit our website created in memory of Otis at

 Funeral arrangements under the direction of the Schmidt Funeral Home, P.O. Box 610, 12029 Hwy 36 South, Bellville, Texas 77418. (979)865-2424.

Posted by Joy Neely


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