We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Stallings Funeral Home
God is our path finder, our truth, and the way,
All we need to do is trust and obey.
This makes God happy and pleased.
For we His faithful followers will perform for Him many deeds.
There is victory in Jesus,
Death has no sting because He lives and He saves us.
Thus to Arthur and Sadie October 13, 1944 was an awesome morn,
It was a day Art was born.
But there was a mystery in Art's birth, for he was wearing a veil,
Mythology says it is of great spiritual value for the caul predicts a future of one who cares.
Grandpa Struck said, "as a sailor it was like gold."
"That person would always strive to help all to reach their goal."
Grandpa Struck was a WWI Navy veteran so he would know,
So early, Otts knew he had good to bestow.
Born in Baltimore, Maryland but in Pasadena he would be raised,
With siblings James, Kenneth, Dorothy, and Pam those were the good old days.
Living in a water front home was a perfect gift,
Boating, crabbing, swimming, fishing, no down time to sit.
Aunt Chick and Uncle Ben would visit often and vacation for a week,
Their children Sherry and Joe so much for us to do and seek.
Art would attend Magothy United Methodist Church,
Where he with his brothers an others carved out a Chapel, very hard work.
Vacation Bible School brought him great Joy and moments of pleasure,
As he watched over his little sister, whom he treasured.
Art would attend Riviera Beach Elementary, George Fox Junior High,
Entering the USS Navy upon graduating from Glen Burnie High.
Serving during the Vietnam War on the USS Hunly an honorable discharge he received,
Immediately beginning his life's career with Glidden Paints at Hawkins Point hard to believe.
God chose to clothe Art with a heart of compassion,
One rich in kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience which today is not the fashion.
All God's creatures great and small,
He cared for and loved them all.
At the Way Homes and with Magothy Methodist Church, Art rededicated his life,
Going back to serve our risen Savior, Jesus Christ.
He was a cook, a son, a brother, an uncle, a friend,
But most importantly a child of God in the end.
It was family that he treasured,
Serving others brought him great pleasure.
On June 18, 2022 at Hospice of the Chesapeake Jesus whispered his name,
On earth he could not remain.
Softly and ever so tenderly Jesus took Art's hand,
Together they walked to God's "Promised Land".
"Well done my faithful servant and friend,
Now you are here for eternity and life shall never end."
And if Art/Otts could say,
"Walk and talk with Jesus everyday,
Make straight your pathway, praise Him always.
I love each of you yesterday, I love you today,
I will love you always."
A graveside service will be held Thursday, June 23rd at 11:00 am at Glen Haven Memorial Park, 7231 Ritchie Highway, Glen Burnie MD, 21061.