Otis Haywood was born in Spartanburg, South Carolina on December 11, 1935 to the late Floyd and Martha Haywood. He was one of four children.
Otis honorably served in the United States Navy for more than 20 years in various positions culminating with his retirement in 1974. Never one to sit still, Otis began his second career with the University of California San Diego in the Engineering Department. After a combined 40 plus years of working, he retired in 1990.
He was kind with a quiet demeanor. He loved his family and adored spending time tending to his yard.
Otis peacefully passed away at the age of 83 on Saturday, December 22, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Zamora and Eula Mae and his brother Glen.
He is survived by his wife, Lilly, daughter Yvonne (Claude) and grandchildren Larry of San Diego and LaMarr of Tacoma, WA. As well as stepchildren, Robin Brooks, Gary Castille and Gregory Castille, and a host of nieces and nephews.