Otis E. Vallance

September 9, 1964June 29, 2019
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Otis Vallance, Jr. passed away in the early evening on June 29, 2019 in Forney, Texas, after an enjoyable day with family and friends.

Otis was born on September 9, 1964 in Dallas, Texas to Otis Edward Vallance and Loretta "Rita" Rose Shutza Vallance. He was mostly raised in the suburbs of Dallas, Texas, though he spent a few years in California, as a child.

He married high school sweetheart, Susan Morrison Vallance on February 19, 1987 in Dallas, Texas. They were married for 36 years. Together they would have a family that consisted of four children and four grandchildren, in which were his whole world!

In 1987 he began working with and learned a trade in painting with Fox & Jacobs that would be the start of a continued skill that would prompt him to later begin his business. With that business, he used many of his learned skills to teach his children the benefits of hard work and character, and while not knowing at the time, also teaching an entrepreneurial spirit that would join him in business with oldest son, years later.

Otis not only was a business owner, he was employed with UPS and retired in April of 2018, after 23 1/2 years as part time supervisor in Sulphur Springs, Texas.

Circumstances in life with a family member having terminal illness lead him to be a resident of Paris, Texas. This is where he became a member of Ramseur Baptist Church. During his adult life he spent decades serving in churches as a bus director, Sunday School teacher, Youth Pastor and Children's Church Director.

He was preceded in death by his mother, and a child that he was never able to see until after his passing.

He is survived by his wife Susan, oldest son Brad Vallance and wife Diana, middle child and son, Cameron Vallance, and youngest child and only daughter, Gabrielle Vallance. The gender of fourth child was revealed to him when he crossed over in Heaven. Grandchildren include Jocelyn Vallance (14), Tessa Vallance (11), Bradley Vallance (3) and Rose Vallance (19 months). Also survived by father, Otis Vallance and brother, Edward Vallance.

Otis had many things he enjoyed in life, and his main enjoyment was spending time with his kids and grandkids. In his spare time he enjoyed building plastic model kits and yard work, where he loved to maintain a beautiful yard.

The family will receive friends and family on Friday, July 5th at 9:00 am at Roselawn Funeral Home in Seagoville, Texas with a funeral service to follow at 10:00 am. Pastor John Brown of Ramseur Baptist Church in Paris, Texas will be officiating. Also speaking will be Brad Vallance. Graveside service will be adjoining at Roselawn Memorial Gardens immediately following.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Vallance family.


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  • Visitation Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Graveside Service Friday, July 5, 2019


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Charity Muse

July 6, 2019

When i think of Bro. Vallance i think of fun!! When i was a kid any time we would go to their house He always had Charleston chews for us that he would give us right before dinner and we'd all get" in trouble".i remember me and my sister always hiding in his office to scare him when we knew he was about to come home.i remember every time we sat down to eat over there when it would get quiet, i always started laughing and they thought it was so funny.he would get down in the floor with us and play duck hunt and Mario bros.and we would just laugh and laugh! He really added some good memories to my childhood.can't believe he's gone!

Monica (Lovell) Bulkley

July 5, 2019

I have many memories of Bro Otis and Mrs Susan. Their family was always so kind to us. We didn’t live far from each other and would see them around town often. Mrs Susan even picked us up for school occasionally. I loved visiting them out at the restaurant, where they served the BEST food!!!
My heart is very sad for you. You have all been in my prayers and thoughts from the moment I heard. Today, especially, will be hard. I am praying, even more so, that you feel the Lord’s presence and comfort. The one comfort I found when Momma passed was in knowing this is only a temporary separation. We will see them again!
We will be praying for you all in the days, weeks to come!!

Jason Kirkpatrick

July 4, 2019

Brother Vallance, his wife Susan, and their children. Some of the earliest memories I have are being in church with, and spending time with them. Mrs. Vallance was my kindergarten teacher in the school I attended with their two sons. Our families spent time at each others houses, we played sports & games together, and served in various church ministries together. In all of those things, Otis participated with a smile. He seemed to live his life with a truly joyful enthusiasm. He had a servants heart. What I'll remember most about him was the way he stood & spoke before large groups of children in junior church settings. They loved him. He would have them howling with laughter at his jokes & mannerisms one minute, and intently listening to his earnest telling of a Bible story the next. He told so many in his life about Heaven, and the only way to get there. The Way, The Truth, and The Life, Jesus Christ. He spoke with authority. If the situation started to become unruly, he could bring the whole room back to order by simply exclaiming, HEY! He was quite a character, but definitely in a good way. He was kind to me, and patient with me. He was a man who worked hard for, and was devoted to his family. Being around, and working with him was an enriching part of my childhood. I look forward to seeing him again, "Just Over in the Gloryland." I hope & pray that God gives peace & comfort to all of his loved ones. Sincerely, Jason Kirkpatrick.

Brady Grant

July 3, 2019

I was blessed to have known Otis when he and his family painted our home. I could see the joy and humbleness in his heart to work with his family to help mine. He did not view his work as just a job, but a way to connect with people and take part in helping to prepare a home for a family. Otis was a person after you spend 5 minutes around him you know that his heart was all for his family and that was a contagious gift. My heart goes out to his family. He was a great man!

Mary Lou (Lupe) Nard

July 3, 2019

So sorry Susan and family. JR is with Rita and Derell now waiting on all of us. JR was always family to us. Our most deeply sympathy. Our hearts are heavy with sorrow. The Nards, Mary, Rhonda, and Rita

Shelia Sims

July 3, 2019

I worked with Otis at UPS in Sulphur Springs.... he was my supervisor and my friend. He always had a great way of making me smile even if I didn’t want to. He was what I would call an all around great guy! So sorry for the family’s loss, prayers are with you during this tough time. I always called him Otie... and he always answered to it. Thanks for being such a good person OTIE!

Renee Higginbotham Lieving

July 3, 2019

I was speechless when I read what Brad wrote.
To young to leave this earth and a great person to stay on this earth.
I can’t imagine what you are dealing with at this time. Be strong as he would want you to be.

Maranda (Lovell) Anyan

July 2, 2019

Our hearts break with you over your loss. Sweet memories flood my mind with your dear family. Love you and praying for you.