Archbold, OH

Otis (Bud) Hitt



Otis (Bud) Hitt, age 92, of Archbold, passed away on Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017, at CHP Inpatient Hospice of Defiance.

Bud was born on May 5, 1925, in rural Bryan to Zoe (Walker) Hitt and Glen R. Hitt. 

Bud married Gertrude Seiler on Aug. 4, 1946.

Survivors include three daughters, Dawn (Tom) Wyse of Archbold, Penny Hitt of Defiance, Candy (Alan) Hutchins of Pennsylvania. 

Surviving also are six grandchildren, Kami (Rob) Bentley, Abe (Angela) Wyse, Daniel (Lindsey) Stuckey, Krista Brown, Tiffany (Ryan) Heller, and Brigitta (Sam) Blood; nine great-grandchildren, Baiylee  Ruger, Bryer and Keiylee Bentley, Kyler and Aubrie Stuckey, Mila and Silas Wyse, Haley, Jenni and Tyler Brown. 

He is also survived by one sister, Diana (Joe) Miller, and many nieces, nephews and many friends.

Bud was preceded in death by his wife of 70 years, Gertrude; his parents; a grandson, Frankie J. Wyse; two stillborn great-grandchildren; sister, Glenedene Buttermore; and son-in-law, Alan Hutchins.

Bud was a master craftsman of archery bows (Hit Bows), restaurant owner (Gert & Bud’s), and founder of Hit Trophy.

Bud was a lay minister and evangelist with family singing group The Gospel Hits, prison ministries including Bill Glass Prison Crusades and Corrections Center of NW Ohio, and a member of the Gideons International.

He attended Archbold Evangelical Church.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, Nov. 26, 3-7 p.m. The celebration of his life will be held on Monday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m., where Pastor Jesse Kahler and Pastor Roger Andrews will be officiating. Both visitation and celebration service will be held at Archbold Evangelical Church.

A private burial will be held at Floral Grave Cemetery prior to the celebration service.

Grisier Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements. Family requests that memorial gifts to be given to Archbold Evangelical Church and the Gideons International Bible ministry. – Posted 11.22, 4:21 pm


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