Otto Cecil Crossland died February 9, 2022, in Norman, Oklahoma at the age of 82 years 2 months 26 days. Graveside services are scheduled for 2:00 PM, Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Hillside Cemetery in Purcell, entrusted to the care of Wadley’s Funeral Service.
Otto was born November 14, 1939, in Berwyn, Oklahoma to Pink Pleas and Clemmie Rebecca (Crow) Crossland. In 1941, the town of Berwyn, Oklahoma underwent a name change, and is now called Gene Autry, Oklahoma, where Otto was raised and graduated school in 1957. He continued his education at Murray State College. Otto worked as a Cattle Sorter for the OKC West Stock Yards, sorting cattle for auctions, retiring in 2014. He was a diehard OSU basketball and football fan. Otto enjoyed fishing, camping, and was known to rodeo in his younger years. He loved food but had a sweet tooth for cookies, Moon Pies, peanut butter crackers, and Pepsi Max. Otto loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Otto is preceded in death by his parents, Pink and Clemmie Crossland; and all of his siblings. Survivors include his daughter, Shelley Draper and husband, Dane of Oklahoma City; his son, Stephen Crossland and wife, Jennifer of Purcell; his daughter, Dee Saldivar and husband, Ted of Las Vegas, NV; his 7 grandchildren, Chacie and husband, Lucas, Chelsea and husband, Robert, Devin and wife, Karnie, Mason, Madison, Katelyn, and Ethan; his 5 great grandchildren, Elliette, Bizzy, Lennon, Jett, and Sheppard; and numerous other relatives and friends.
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