The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

April 4, 2014

Scott "Otis" Bland

The Commercial-News

---- — DANVILLE — Scott “Otis” Bland, 53, of Danville, passed away Wednesday, April 2, 2014.

He was born Aug. 14, 1960, in Danville, the son of Eugene “Gene” Bland and Shirley Wright.

He married Debbie Parrett on Aug. 8, 1992, in Danville.

He is survived by his wife, Debbie; his mother, Shirley (John) Wright; his son, Scotty Bland; his daughters, Heather Bland, Alaintha Bear and Beth Bland; his brothers, Mike (Jackie) Bland and Steve (Stephanie) Bland; and his grandchildren, Austin, Ashlynn, Teagan, Reanna, Brenden, Teddy and Emily.

He was preceded in death by his father, Gene.

Scott was a loving, thoughtful, helpful, and supportive man. He loved to start new projects, whether it was working on a car or helping paint a living room. He was a carpenter by trade, but he was capable of building and putting just about anything together.

Scott also loved to go fishing and to simply be outdoors unless a Cardinals game was on, then he would be watching them. Above all else, Scott loved his family and he will be sorely missed by anyone who was fortunate enough to have known him.

A private family service celebrating Scott’s life will be held on a later date. Please join the Bland Family in sharing memories, pictures, and videos of Scott’s life on his tribute wall at



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