Bruce Arno Ott

bruce ott

September 8, 1950 ~ May 8, 2023

Born in: Vernon, TX
Resided in: Arlington, TX

Bruce Arno “Gus” Ott, 72, passed away in his sleep on Monday, May 8, 2023 in Arlington, Texas surrounded by loved ones.

Memorial Service: 2 p.m. Saturday, May 20, at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

Gus was born on September 8, 1950 in Vernon, Texas to Keith Ott and Mildred Marie Schwartz Ott. He was a Vietnam War veteran and proud Marine. Gus worked as a machinist and loved his pearl snap shirts, cowboy hat and bolo ties. He enjoyed listening to and playing all genres of music, but especially guitar blues. Gus loved to get together with all his friends in his home and play music. Gus loved watching movies, panning for gold and metal detecting. He loved eating out with family and friends.

Gus had a strong and stubborn personality. He was very generous and helped others when he could. He had a powerful laugh that was contagious. He dearly loved his family and friends and dogs, Missy and Chaquita. All though Gus never had children of his own, he built a close knit family of close friends who cherished him.

Gus was preceded in death by his father Keith Ott, his mother Mildred Ott, his brother Jim Ott and nephews Mathew & Bradley. His beloved dogs Missy & Chaquita.

Survivors: Brother: Tom Ott and his wife Elizabeth of Arlington, Brother: Rob Ott and his wife Amy of Gilbert Arizona, Nieces Emily & EllaMae, Great Nieces EllaNora & Elanna, David & Penny Sheetz, and their children Nicholas, Chance, Megan, Ashley & Hailey, Close Friend Deborah Cortez, Grandchild Violet, Wendy Corder and her daughters Lilly& Sloan.

When you think of Gus, I hope a little melody plays in your mind and you remember his smile, his love of all things sweet, a man who served his country well and who lived his life his way.


Memorial Service: May 20, 2023 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Wade Funeral Home and Crematory
4140 West Pioneer Parkway
Arlington, Texas 76013


Room: Chapel

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  1. Bruce Ott, haven’t seen you since we both worked at The Clark-Aiken Company back in the early 1970’s. I can still see you standing in front of the door at work doing your blue heron workout.
    May you rest in peace my friend of days gone by.
    Gary Welch

  2. This man was my God father, my father was his good friend for very long time. May he rest in piece, my friend

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