The Norman Transcript

Obituaries

October 31, 2013

Brandon Paul Ottis Carson

NORMAN — Brandon Paul Ottis Carson, 30, of Norman, passed away Monday, Oct. 28, 2013. Brandon became part of our family on Jan. 20, 1984. He filled our lives with joy and happiness for 30 years. It was God’s will that he be taken from us far too early in his life.

His loss is unimaginable, but we can find comfort and peace knowing his pain and suffering have ended. No longer is he limited by a body and mind that long ago began to fail him. His courageous battle with a brain tumor was long and difficult, but Brandon had an inner strength that helped him cope with one crushing blow after another.

Brandon grew up loving to play sports. He excelled at soccer and had a tremendous passion for boxing, compiling a record of 30-3-2. From an early age, Brandon loved to interact with small children, with an uncanny ability to make them laugh and feel special. Brandon joined the United States Navy in 2002 but was required to take a medical discharge after the discovery of his brain tumor.

He is survived by his parents, Dan and Bobbi Ottis; his three brothers, Matthew Ottis and his wife Lauren Ottis and their two children, Jalin Ottis and Christopher Ottis, Zac Ottis and Conner Ottis; grandmothers Naomi Rother and Joan Ottis; his constant canine companion, Sam; and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

His family would like to thank the many health care professionals who touched his life. Special thank you to Norman Regional Health System, the special team of ICU nurses, Dr. Amy Bacchus, Dr. James Duncan, Dr. Joe Voto, Dr. Maril Weber, Chaplains Susan Beam and Mike Bumgarner and Father Scott Boeckman.

Brandon, the demons are gone; your pain and suffering are over, and the bright light of God shines on your soul for all eternity.

A memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday in Havenbrook Funeral Home chapel, 3401 Havenbrook St. in Norman.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been set up in honor of Brandon Paul Ottis Carson with the Norman Regional Health Foundation, 901 N. Porter Ave., Norman, OK 73071.

Arrangements for Brandon and his family were placed in the care of the Vice family at Havenbrook Funeral Home in Norman.

Online condolences may be shared at HavenbrookFuneralHome.com.

Norman Transcript, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • James K. West

    James K. West, 70, of Tulsa, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014. Jim was born Aug, 17, 1943, in Sentinel. He was a former resident and businessman in Norman....

    July 23, 2014

  • Dr. Tibor József Herczeg

    “The ancient order opens to readmit me. I lean out on the windy stars.” — János Pilinszky. Apocrypha Dr. Tibor József Herczeg, 87, emeritus professor of physics and astronomy at the University of Oklahoma, died Monday, July 7, 2014....

    July 22, 2014

  • Elbert Don Idlett

    Elbert Don Idlett died Sunday, July 20, 2014, in Noble at the age of 60 years, 4 months and 14 days....

    July 22, 2014

  • Johnny Allen Cossey

    Johnny Allen Cossey, 55, of Noble, passed away Monday, July 14, 2014, after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. A memorial service to honor Johnny’s life will be 1 p.m. Saturday, July 26, at the Noble Assembly of God Church, 100 W. ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Steven Matthew Sparks

    Steven Matthew ‘Matt’ Sparks, 34, beloved son, brother, nephew, cousin and friend, passed away Sunday, July 13, 2014. Matt was born Feb. 7, 1980, in Elk City. After living abroad in several countries during his childhood due to his ...

    July 20, 2014

  • Donald Leon Conn

    Donald Leon Conn was born March 12, 1937, in Lexington to Harvey and Wilma (May) Conn. He passed away peacefully Tuesday, July 15, 2014, at his home in Noble....

    July 18, 2014

  • Thomas Joseph ‘T.J.’ Cotrone

    Thomas Joseph “T.J.” Cotrone, 36, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born Nov. 21, 1977, in Queens, N.Y., to Thomas Joseph Cotrone Sr. and Deborah Lynn Carlisle....

    July 18, 2014

  • Pamela ‘Pam’ Ruth Deen

    Funeral services for Pamela “Pam” Ruth Deen will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Midway Hill Baptist Church, with Pastor Willard McCartney Jr. officiating....

    July 17, 2014

  • T.J. Cotrone

    T.J. Cotrone, 36, of Norman, passed away Tuesday, July 15, 2014. He was born Nov. 21, 1977, in Queens, N.Y., to Thomas Joseph Cotrone Sr. and Deborah Lynn Carlisle....

    July 17, 2014

  • Karen Kealy Peak

    Karen Kealy Peak, 63, of Fort Clark Springs, Texas, formerly of Norman and Tampa, Fla., was born Nov. 23, 1950, in Dallas and died Monday, July 7, 2014....

    July 17, 2014