The Caddo Herald
February 24, 1933
Caddo Boy is Killed in Lawton Accident
Otis L. Brentlinger, 23 years old, was killed almost instantly late last Thursday night in an accident at the intersection of 6th and D. streets in Lawton, Oklahoma. Death came one hour after the accident at the base hospital at Fort Sill.
Deceased was riding his motorcycle in company with Private Murray W. Davis and in rounding the corner struck the automobile which was occupied by two Lawton women. Davis received a fractured left arm and numerous bruise but will recover from his injuries. The two women were severely shaken up and bruised, but will likewise recover. The motorcycle was demolished and the automobile was considerably damaged.
Deceased was a private in Battery A, 18th Field Artillery stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma having enlisted with the organization in August of 1931. The body was brought to Caddo on Sunday morning following and was accompanied by Sergeant Glen Drumford, instrument sergeant of the battery with which the deceased was a member. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at the Baptist church with a military funeral being held at the cemetery with a firing squad furnished by Company E, 180th Infantry, stationed in Durant and which Company is commanded by Captain Don Atkinson. The firing squad was composed of the following men of that company: Sergeant Jess Freeman, Corporals: Mitchell Nelson, A. J. Price, Bugler Paul Stephenson and Privates Richard Tinkler, A. Harper, W. M. Nelson, J. E. Franklin, and Clay Davault. The funeral was in charge of Rev. Lee Smith and assisted by Rev. S. E. Henderson pastor of the Methodist Church.
Deceased is survived by his parent, Mr. and Mrs. J. O. Brentlinger, two brothers, Elmer of Hobbs, N. M. and Dean of California; six sisters, Mrs. V. J. Allen of Gladewater, Texas; Mrs. Virgil Castellow of Caddo; Mrs. Buster Whitehead of Caddo; Mrs. James Hogan of Caddo; Mrs. Leslie Blanton of Caddo; and Miss Nina Brentlinger of Caddo. All were present at the funeral with the exception of Dean who was unable to reach here in time to attend the obsequies.
Otis was better known in Caddo by “Brownie” and the large crowd in attendance at the funeral was proof of the esteem in which he was held. We join the many friends of the family in extending to the surviving relatives our deepest sympathy and condolence.