November 4, 1970 - March 19, 2018
Juan “Tuts” C. Otero, 47, of Zolfo Springs passed away in Sebring on Monday, March 19, 2018. He was born in Wauchula on November 4, 1970. He has been a lifelong resident of Hardee County and was a member of Oak Grove BaptistChurch. Juan was former Mayor of Zolfo Springs, former Fire Chief of Zolfo Springs Volunteer Fire Department. He was also a truck driver transporting cars.
He is survived by his parents Carmelo “Johnny” Otero and Genevia Burns of Zolfo Springs. Wife, Liz Velasco Valderrama Otero of Zolfo Springs. Sons, Timothy Page of Kress, TX and Santana Mendoza of Texas.
Daughters, Sierra Mendoza of Georgia, Jasmine D. Otero of Zolfo Springs andMakalya Otero of Zolfo Springs. Brothers, Thomas Rivera Jr. (Ariana) of Zolfo Springs, Joseph Tomas Rivera (Stacy) of Avon Park, James Robert Frost of Texas and John Otero of Zolfo Springs. Sisters, Amalia Arista (Rafael) of Zolfo Springs, Geneva Duran (Martin) of Zolfo Springs and Alexis Rimes (Shawn) of Zolfo Springs. Several grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. A visitation will be held Sunday, March 25, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Robarts Garden Chapel. Funeral Services will be Monday, March 26, 10 a.m. in the Robarts Garden Chapel. Reverend Jim Davis will be officiating services. Interment will be at the Zolfo Baptist Cemetery.