Lloyd loved his family and his community. He married Carol Whitson in 1967, and always encouraged her to pursue her dreams. Together, they built a home, a farm, and a family. He loved his children dearly, and was proud of them. Lloyd drove the Crothersville school bus for field trips and sports. He was known as the “Tiger Driver,” and he cheered for every athlete.
Lloyd cared deeply for the land and nature, especially the home place where he farmed and then cut firewood.
He was always ready to travel. He spent many happy days walking the beach, looking for seashells, or hiking up to the snow in the mountains.
Lloyd was a hard worker. He loved the Lord, and enacted his faith by caring for others. He was stubborn and genuine. He was kind. He will be greatly missed.
Lloyd is survived by his wife, Carol; his son, Matthew (Jenny) Otte; his daughter Liz (Nate) Brownlee; his granddaughter, Addison; and his brother Ralph (Geraldine) Otte. He was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Ruth Ayers Otte; his brothers, Irvin, Marshall, and Earl.
Visitation will be held at Adams Funeral Home, in Crothersville, on Sunday July 20, from 1 to 6pm. The funeral will be at Peace Lutheran Church, in Seymour, where Lloyd was a member. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 am, and the service will begin at 10am on Monday, July 21.
Memorial donations may be given to First Baptist Church Food Pantry, Camp Lakeview, Peace Meals, or Family Nature Summits all c/o Adams Funeral Home, 110 E. Howard St., Crothersville, IN 47229.