Charles Ray Ottmers passed away Saturday, August 11 at the age of 70. He was born July 23, 1948 in San Antonio, TX. Charles loved spending time with his family, especially teaching his grandchildren survival skills and the occasional arm wrestling, fishing and his daily Kentucky Deluxe. Charles is preceded in death by his loving wife Linda Ottmers; parents, Alton and Irene Ottmers; son, Nathan Ottmers; granddaughter, Heather St.John; brothers, Wayne and Eddie Ottmers. He is survived by his children, Shelly Hembree, Danny St.John, Donnie St.John and his wife Michelle, David St.John and his wife Linda; grandchildren, Jeremy Hembree, Cory Hembree, Timothy Hembree, Brandi Wilson, Hannah St.John, Micah St.John, Rebecca St.John, Madison St.John, Tyler St.John, Nicholette Ottmers, Nathan Ottmers, Jr., and Cooper Ottmers; sisters, Shirley Rodriguez and Darlene Nichols; also many other loving nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Charles will be missed by all who knew him.

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  1. Papa, I love you soooo soooo much!!!!! You have taught me so many things in life. I have so many loving memories that I will forever cherish deep in my heart! I remember when I was little you and grandma ninny always had the 2 same cups ninnys had tea in it but yours, well yours was the good kind hahaha kentucky deluxe and coca cola. I would always try n steal ninnys cup but every single time id grab the wrong one and I would grab yours….took a big ol swig and thrn spit it out hahaha. My last nite with you on grandma ninnys birthday when i was at the hospital you kept telling me one more sip one more sil of the water and ill stop papa and you kept asking for ice chips…..i woulda gave you gallons of water and a hole bag of ice chips if they woulda let me hope your not mad lol. I still cant believe im writing this on your obituary….you’re my papa, i thought you’d live 1,000 years!!!! Please watch over me, jeremy, cory, tj and aunt shelly and give nanny, papa, great aunt paula, and great grandma Davis hugs n kisses for me. I love you papa charlie and i miss you so much already. You’ll always be in my mind and forever in my heart! :'(

  2. I will always remember the fun times around Charlie. I met him (and his family) when I was 15 years old. So much fun and laughter at all of the family gatherings over those years. His family is part of who I became in life. Charlie’s laugh, especially when he was really tickled about something, was so infectious! He was always up to something and had a way of cheering others up (or … making them crazy mad in a hilarious way). I feel such sorrow for all of you who loved him so to have to go through this loss. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and find strength in the fact that he loved you all dearly and is off to his next adventure. Happy trails to you, Charles R. Ottmers! Gone now, but, never, ever, forgotten! Love, Suellen

  3. I lived across the street from Charles and his family many years also. Such a wonderful loving family. Prayers for the family. Psalm 23

  4. We love you Pop!! You will always be with us, im glad we had the pleasure of knowing you. You will forever be in our hearts❤❤

  5. Sorry for the loss of your loved one. My deepest sympathy and condolences goes out to you and your family. The Bible calls God the source of life Acts 17:24,25 so have faith that God is certainly capable of restoring life to someone who has died so be assured that you will see your loved one again. God sees death as the enemy 1 Corinthians 15:26 and I pray he gives you comfort in your time of need. There have been eight instances in the Bible of humans young, old, male, and female who God brought back to life on earth John 11:39-44 and he yearns to bring back your loved one who are in his memory Job 14:14,15. I pray that God of comfort gives you strength and the ability to endure during this time and that you rely on him when you feel weak. In Jesus name I pray Amen

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