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Otis Rodney Boyte

Graveside services for Otis Rodney Boyte will be held at 4 p.m.on Saturday, July 24, at Rogers Cemetery in Buckhorn, Texas.

Visitation is Friday from 5 until 7 p.m. at Schmidt Funeral homein Bellville, Texas.

Mr. Boyte was born June 13, 1954, in Hobbs, N.M., the son ofGeorge and Hazel Richardson Boyte. He grew up Mississippi andattended schools in Brookhaven. Otis moved to Texas in 1979, wherehe made his home in a small country community in Austin County,Buckhorn, Texas.

Otis was united in marriage to Rose Rogers in the First BaptistChurch in Bellville, in 1982. He worked as a driller and top drivespecialist in the oilfield industry. He enjoyed playing dominoesand horseback riding in Texas and the Smokey Mountains of NorthCarolina, but the love of his life was his family.

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

He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Rose Boyte ofBuckhorn; his son, Jesse Boyte of Bellville; his daughter, NickyBoyte of Hutto; his grandson and light of his life, Jacob RodneyFitzpatrick; his mother-in-law, Helen Rogers of Buckhorn; hisbrother, Terry Boyte of Robbinsville, N.C.; his sister, Kay Boyteof Brookhaven; his cousin, Debbie Rushing of Brookhaven; andnumerous nieces, nephews and other family and dear friends.

Otis was preceded in death by his parents.

Honorary pallbearers are Les Evans, Jack Turner, JackFitzpatrick, Glen Toman, Bill Vanderende, Benny Rushing and MartinCabell.

Friends who wish may make memorial gifts may do so to: St. JudeChildren’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN38148-0142.

Please visit the website created in memory of Otis at www.schmidtfunerals.com.