Reginal Erlon "Reg" Otis

BLAINE - BLAINEReginal "Reg" Erlon Otis, 72, passed away early in the morning June 19, 2013, the husband of Mary (Owens) Otis and the owner of Otis' Junk Yard. Reg was born Sept. 20, 1940, in Norridgewock, son of the late Donald and Cassie (McEachern) Otis of East Millinocket.

Reg went to school in Madison and then joined the U.S. Navy in 1958 where he served proudly for eight years before serving in the U.S. Air Force for 12 years. After retiring from the service, Reg worked for SAD 42 for 18 years as a bus driver and janitor, retiring from there to work full-time in his junk yard.

Reg is survived by his wife, Mary (Owens) Otis of Blaine; two sons, Joseph and wife, Linda, of Stafford, Va., and Timothy and wife, Paula, of Mars Hill; daughter, Tammy Barnett and husband, William, of Abilene, Texas; brothers, Ronald and wife, Janet, of Medway, Frederick of Westbrook and Donald Otis of Portland; sisters, Ann of Anson, Shirley Baker of Buxton, and Margaret "Jean" Lee and husband, Emery, of Medway; 11 grandchildren, who were all so special to him, Leroy and wife, Kim, stationed at Fort Knox, Ky., JoLynne Flanary and husband, Walter, of Stafford, Va., Candace Otis stationed at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Cheryl Scifers and husband, Johnny, of Abilene, Texas, Cody Webster of Elk Horn, Iowa, Amanda Moore and husband, Thomas, of Abilene, Texas, Mary Beth Guynn of Jeannette, Pa., Denise Otis of Stafford, Va., Jordon Barnett stationed at Goodfellow Air Force Base, Texas, Taylor Otis stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y., and Reba Otis of Mars Hill. Reg was also blessed with 14 great-grandchildren. In addition to his parents, Reg was predeceased by brothers, Robert, Allen and Richard; and sisters, Kathleen and Francis.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held 10 a.m. Thursday, June 27, at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Parish of the Precious Blood, Main Street, Mars Hill, with the Very Rev. Jean Paul LaBrie officiating. A reception will be after the service in the church reception room. Donations may be made in his memory to Catholic Women of St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Services in care of Duncan Funeral Home, 8 Main St., Mars Hill. Online condolences may be expressed at

Funeral Home

Duncan Graves Funeral Home
30 Church Street Presque Isle, ME 04769

Published in BDN Maine on June 22, 2013