Otis L. Swales

SEARS — Otis L. Swales, 72, of Sears, passed away at his home on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Mr. Swales was born on Oct. 16, 1941, in Evart, to William Otis and Vera F. (Bordan) Swales. He married Janet Sanger in Evart on April 17, 1965. Otis was a lifelong Evart area resident and enjoyed working on small engines and bird watching.

Mr. Swales is survived by his wife, Janet Swales, of Sears; two daughters, Janet (Kevin) Hobbs, of Evart, Tammy Swales, of Sears; two sons, Otis Swales Jr., of Georgia, Paul (Sheryl) Sanger, of Howard City; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Josie Chick, of Evart, Maggie (Robert) Roose, of Florida; two brothers, Harold (Sue) Swales, of Evart, and Charles (Diana) Swales, of Reed City.

Mr. Swales was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Joshua Swales; daughter-in-law, Rebecca Swales; a sister, Betty Dickerson; and three brothers, William, Oris and Kenneth.

Funeral services for Otis L. Swales are at 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014, at the Corey Funeral Home in Evart with Pastor Ryan Beilfuss officiating. Visitation will be at 11 a.m. until time of services on Tuesday.