View Full Version : Floyd Otto, dead at 92

01-02-2005, 08:09 AM
Floyd Otto, dead at 92, shot billiards until the very end

The former pool hustler captivated young and old with his colorful tales and sharp mind.
Floyd Otto never once met a stranger.

He'd meet someone new, and within minutes Otto would be regaling that person with true tales of Sammy Bales, "the best pool player who ever lived," or how he unknowingly beat the best player in San Francisco while on shore leave, or how he watched sailors ransack the body of a Japanese kamikaze, looking for souvenirs.

Otto retired to Smith Mountain Lake but continued to drive to Guys & Dolls Billiard to shoot pool every day, all the way up through last week. On Friday, Otto died from respiratory failure. He was 92.

Scott Lee
01-02-2005, 12:18 PM
Nick...Oh yeah, Floyd! He was the best barber Mayberry ever had! LOL Ooops...wrong Floyd! /ccboard/images/graemlins/grin.gif