Otis Busby
1926 - 2021
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Otis T. Busby
August 6, 1926 - January 17, 2021
Columbia, South Carolina - Otis T. Busby, 94, died in Columbia at Prisma Richland due to Covid complications on Sunday, January 17, 2021.
He was predeceased by his devoted wife and mother of his children, Hildegard Janson Busby; and second wife, Paula Schoener Busby, who created a loving home for all.
He was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WWII and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, retiring as a Master Sergeant in 1974.
Otis was thankful for his long life and always had a cheerful spirit with a keen recall of people and places. He learned to speak German as a young soldier stationed in Heidelberg and had many fond memories of family and friends in Germany, Mississippi and South Carolina.
He was born to Anderson and Audie Busby in Albin, Mississippi and was the oldest of eight siblings. He is survived by his sons, Bille Busby (Debra) of Goose Creek, SC, and Bobby Busby (Beth) of Columbia; two granddaughters, Courtney and Claire Muir (Miles); three grandsons, William, Sean (Theresa), and Janson; and four great grandchildren, Savannah, Kyla, Dylan and Brooklyn; and two sisters in Texas, Etta Perkins and Martha Ann Gentry.
A graveside service will be held with immediate family at Greenlawn Memorial Park at a future date. The family would like to thank neighbors and friends for all of the loving kindness shown to Otis over the years.


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Published in The State on Jan. 24, 2021.
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January 25, 2021
I have very many good memories of Odis and Paula. We all went to Memorial Chapel at Fort Jackson for many years. when we wanted to help him he always said "I was married to two German women and i know how to cook and clean. I will miss him.
Ursula Reese
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January 24, 2021
I remember his beautiful smile and his jolly laugh. He was a very kind man.
Susan Engle
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