Otis Brodie Tamplin

Otis Brodie Tamplin, 96, of Houston, TX (formerly of Huxley, TX and Port Neches, TX) passed away peacefully on November 15, 2021, with loved ones at his side.


A memorial and interment service will be held at Strong Cemetery in Huxley, TX on Thursday, December 9, 2021 at 11 a.m.  Visitation will be at 10 a.m. at the cemetery; prior to the memorial service.


Brodie was born in Shelby County in East Texas on June 18, 1925, to Kage and Rosa Tamplin.  


At 18 years old he joined the US Army and served in the European Theater in WWII.  In the summer of 1944, he was part of the Normandy invasion, and was later wounded in Brest, France.  He spent Christmas of 1944 in a hospital in Europe.  He was discharged the next year from Camp Carson in Colorado, receiving the Purple Heart, Bronze Battle Star and European-African-Middle-Eastern Campaign Ribbon. 


Following his discharge from the Army, Brodie began a 27+ year career with the Gulf Oil Corporation in Port Arthur, TX. 


On June 2, 1951, he was united in marriage to Bobbie T. Davis.  They were married a month-and-a-half shy of 65 years, upon Bobbie’s death in April 2016.


After marriage, Bobbie and Brodie moved to Port Neches, TX to raise a family, with son, Michael “Mike” and daughter, Jane Ann.


Brodie was an active member and head teller at First Baptist Church in Port Neches for many years.  


After retirement he and Bobbie moved back to East Texas to live in the piney woods near Toledo Bend.  There he raised cattle and horses and enjoyed gardening.  They were active members at Lydia Baptist Church.  In 2008 they moved to Houston to be closer to their daughter.


He is survived by daughter, Jane Ann Burnap and son-in-law, Walt Burnap; grand-daughter, Brooke Ainsworth and her husband, Ron Ainsworth; many nieces and nephews; and many cousins, all very dear.  He is pre-deceased by wife, Bobbie Tamplin; son, Mike Tamplin; brothers (and sisters-in-law) Zach Tamplin, Weldon Ward (Chuck) Tamplin and Dell, Dwight Tamplin and Jeanette; and parents Kage and Rosa Tamplin.


The family wishes to thank his doctors and caregivers for their excellent medical care and compassion.  They also wish to thank the kind staff and friends at The Village of River Oaks in Houston where he resided the past 4 ½ years.  We are also thankful for the many friends and family that have visited over the years.


In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the charity of your choice.

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