James Dean “Otto” Packard, 62, of Sciotoville, died Thursday, November 11, 2021 at the OSU Wexner Medical Center. Born on August 21, 1959 in Portsmouth, he was a son of the late H. Dean and Jaqueline Patterson Packard.
Otto graduated from East High School and received his four-year paralegal degree from Shawnee State University, having been on the dean’s list several semesters.
Surviving are his wife, Sandra Martin Packard; a special nephew, whom he considered his son, David Packard (Kaitlin) of Wheelersburg; one step son, Robert Riley (Anna) of Sciotoville; three step daughters, Alisha (Jesse) Dunn of Marion, Ashley Riley (Jason) of Portsmouth and Raven (David) Dyer of New Boston; one brother; one sister; twelve grandchildren, Brittany, Jaylee, Sierra, Haley, Rayden, Levi, Whitney, Morgan, Riley, James, Brienna and Sierra; one uncle; three aunts; two nephews and a special great-nephew, Jaxon Packard.
Even though Otto was never a “Dad”, he was a “Grandpa” to everyone and tried to set an example as everybody’s dad.
He was an avid fisherman and motorcycle enthusiast throughout life having had several motorcycle repair shops in town and would never turn a kid away who needed repairs. He was a former member of Portsmouth Motorcycle Club and was one of the original twelve starting members of Southern Ohio Road Riders. Otto was also an award-winning photographer and welder fabricator by trade.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19th at the BRANT FUNERAL HOME IN SCIOTOVILLE.
The family will receive guests at Brant’s from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday.