r Bradley Otis Horton, 65, passed away Tuesday, August 16, of cancer. He was surrounded by his family, and his love for them was as obvious as was their devotion to him.
He was born February 27, 1951, to Ted and Billie (Johnson) Horton. He learned the value of hard work at an early age, working alongside his brothers thinning onions and working in the orchards near his Payson home. This work ethic followed him through his life. He was an iron worker by trade and especially enjoyed the friends made along the way.
To say Otis was an avid hunter and fisherman would be an understatement. Next to spending time with his family, hunting and fishing were his favorite things. He would rather be in his boat on Yuba or in a goose hole than almost anywhere else on earth. His skill at such was the stuff of legends, and many lives were touched as he shared his love and skill as a fisherman and hunter.
Otis had a kind heart and was loved by all who knew him. He was a tease, but under the legendary beard beat the kindest, most gentle heart you will ever find.
The true light of his life and his proudest accomplishment was his family. He enjoyed them and each knew and felt of his deep love for them. His children and grandchildren were his greatest source of joy. They can each take comfort in knowing that the time spent with him, even in his last days here, will be cherished forever.
He was welcomed on the other side by his parents who preceded him. He will be greatly missed by his surviving children: Anna (Rick) Steele, Brooke (Corey) Horton-Young, Carly Cruiser, and Tyson Horton (Kristen Memmott); his grandchildren: Madye, Braedy, Shaylee, Gavin, Raidyn and Amberly; his siblings: Chris (Karla) Horton, Patsy (Dennis) Wall, Kirk Horton, and Karri (Jay) Best; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank Lori and Bailey from Parkway Health and Patty and Collette from Sunrise Hospice for the excellent care and compassion shown to Otis as well as his family.
Services were held Saturday, August 20, at 11:30 am at the Park 14th LDS Ward in Payson. Interment was in the Payson City Cemetery under the direction of Brown Family Mortuary, Santaquin.