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Donald Leo Ottinger

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Donald Leo Ottinger Obituary
Donald Leo Ottinger, age 80, of Odessa, TX, passed away on May 3, 2016 in Odessa.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Sunset Funeral Home.
Graveside Services will be at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at Sunset Memorial Gardens with Reverend Dr. Jimmy Braswell officiating.
Donald was born on December 30, 1935 to Leo and Lula Ottinger in Kerrville, TX. He went to school at Tivy High School in Kerrville and attended college at Sul Ross University in Alpine, TX. He served for the Odessa Fire Dept. for 25 years and retired as a Captain. Donald was a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas. He was an active member of the City of Odessa Retired Employees (C.O.R.E.), and also a member of the TMRA, Texas Motorcycle Road Riders Association.
Donald is preceded in death by his loving wife Wanda Ottinger; parents, Leo and Lula Ottinger of Kerrville, TX and his brother, Joe Ottinger of Kerrville, TX.
He is survived by his daughters, Dawn Tellez and husband Tony of Odessa, Glynis Gotcher and husband Billy of Sweetwater, TX, and Donice Powell of Sweetwater, TX; grandchildren, Donald Atkins, Joshua Tellez of Odessa, Monica Tellez and partner Joey Simon of Lubbock, TX, Brena Gotcher, BreAnn Gotcher, Kendall Powell, and Kenneth Britt Powell and wife Shannon, all of Sweetwater, TX; and great grandchildren, Seth and Kylie of Lubbock, TX, and Kaleb, Adalynn, Kaebryn, Kaeslyn and Harleigh of Sweetwater, TX.
Honorary Pallbearers will be the Odessa Fire Department Honor Guard.
The family of Donald Ottinger wishes to extend our sincere thanks to Sienna Care Center of Odessa, Home Hospice Nurses and all of the Doctors and Staff.
Arrangements are entrusted to Sunset Memorial Gardens and Funeral Home. To send family condolences please sign the guest registry at www.sunsetodessa.com.
Published in Sweetwater Reporter on May 6, 2016
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