Otis Carlton Hale, age 91, entered a heavenly peace on February 4, 2009, with Alyce, his loving wife of 10 years, by his side. Born in Winters, Texas July 1, 1917 he is preceded in death by his parents, brothers, sisters and wife of 56 years, Virginia Dowdy Hale. Besides his wife he is survived by his daughter, Janice Martin (Rev. Fred Martin), Boerne, grandson, David Martin (Jennifer), Denton, granddaughter, Jana Jones (Evan), Allen, and four adorable great grandsons, Cullen, Brady, Slayden Martin and Kyler Jones. He is also survived by Alyce's sons, Ken Muenzler, San Antonio, Dale Muenzler, Austin, and Jay Muenzler, Spring, TX and by nieces and nephews Mildred Caudle, Houston, Naomi Terrell, Abilene, Roy Rice, Winters, Shandy Hale, Blanco, Bobbie Ruth Behnke, Kendalia, Margaret Downs, Bayside and John Hale, Floresville, and a host of friends. He is also survived by special sister in law, Mary Louise Corder, Seguin, her daughter Merry White, New Braunfels, and her son, John Corder, Seguin, who was his cattle business partner. He proudly served his country in the US Army during World War II. Otis owned and operated Weber's Root Beer (The Black Cow) on Broadway from 1946 – 1968 when Highway 281 was built over the property. He then went back to work for Coca-Cola, where he had worked as a young man and retired in 1982. He continued in the cattle business until 1997 and always enjoyed being at the farm at Seguin. Otis was a charter member of Aldersgate United Methodist Church, part of the Emmaus community, a 60 year Mason in Army Lodge #1105, part of the Kirby Senior Center and a 70 year member of Hermann Sons Lodge. He was loved by all who knew him which was evident at his 90th birthday party when 175 of his "closest friends" helped him celebrate! He was a true Christian gentleman and a gentle man. The family wishes to thank the staff and caregivers of Esplanade Gardens where Alyce & Otis have lived this past year, for their loving care and compassion, and Hospice Vista Care. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Aldersgate United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.
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