Otis P. Williams

GLADSTONE – Otis P. Williams, 63, passed away Wednesday afternoon, March 26, 2014, at his residence in Gladstone.

Otis was born May 7, 1950, in Escanaba, the son of Louis and Vivian Williams, of Gladstone, and Joan Gravelle of Escanaba. On July 19, 1968, he married the former Linda King, of Escanaba, and together the couple made their home in Gladstone where they raised their two daughters, Tina and Rita.

Otis retired, after nearly 40 years, from NewPage Corp., in Escanaba. He and Linda enjoyed many years of motorcycling and spending time with their children and grandchildren. From fishing and hunting, to supporting them in sports, he was always there. Otis was a wonderful husband, father and papa and will be greatly missed by all.

Otis is survived by his loving wife, Linda; daughters, Tina (Chris) Gill of Escanaba, Rita Mills (Chris VanEvera) of Escanaba; grandchildren, Jordan Gill, Amber Gill (Daron Emery), Jessica Gill, Magnum Mills and Sydney Mills all of Escanaba; great-granddaughter, Joslyn Emery of Escanaba.

Upon Otis’ request and to honor his wishes, the Williams family will not be holding formal funeral services. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Williams family with arrangements. Respectfully, messages of condolence and memories of Otis may be offered online at www.skradskifuneralhomes.com.