Oty R. Scalise, 67 of Dumas, passed away on Saturday, August 15, 2020. Memorial services will be held at 10 oclock in the morning on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at Cornerstone Worship Center, 1111 N. Buchanan, Amarillo TX, with Pastor Joe Kirkwood, pastor of the church, officiating. Private family interment will be held at Llano Cemetery under the direction of Morrison Funeral Directors. Oty will be available from 8 oclock in the morning until 8 oclock in the evening on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Oty was born on August 1, 1953 in San Antonio, TX to Otis and Rebecca (Gonzalez) Scalise. He married Karen Boyd in January of 1980 in San Angelo, TX. Oty worked for Lowes Supermarket for over 30 years, serving as Meat Market Manager and as a supervisor who would travel and help struggling stores with issues. Oty was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and absolutely adored his family, He was always the encourager and was a light to everyone he met. Faith was important to Oty and he loved to worship. He played drums for his church and for his band, Texas Hits and a Miss, as their "Italian Stallion". He was a teacher, artist and a shoulder to lean on. He was always available for a movie or a cup of coffee. Oty will be missed by all the lives he touched.
Oty was preceded in death by his parents; son: Oty L. Scalise: grandson: Ace Scalise; two brothers: Joseph Scalise and Frankie Scalise and a sister Debbie Scalise.
Oty is survived by his wife, Karen of the home; children: Mathew Scalise and wife Vicky of Florida, Chris Scalise of Arkansas, Rebecca Wade and husband Chris of Amarillo, TX, Bryan Scalise and wife Christy of Ft. Worth, TX, Alisa Maas and husband Josh of Pampa, TX, Rachel Flores and husband Joseph of Austin, TX; daughter in law: Melissa Scalise of Arkansas; siblings: Mary Jane Harper and husband Steve of Amarillo, TX, Louis Scalise and wife Nissa of San Angelo, TX, Johnny Scalise and wife Faye of Amarillo, TX, Theresa Ellard and husband Greg of San Antonio, TX, Imogene Harbin and husband Randy of San Angelo, TX and Phillip Dalton of Amarillo, TX; 20 grandchildren and numerous other extended family members.