Otis Ray Gilcrease, husband of Frances Custis
Posted Thursday, January 19, 2012 10:44 PM

Otis Ray Gilcrease
(August 14, 1935 - January 19, 2012)

Funeral services for Otis Ray Gilcrease will be held on Saturday, the 21st of January 2012 at 10 A.M. in the Chapel of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home in Natchitoches with the Reverends Jerry Smelley and Mike Honzell serving as celebrants. Burial will follow in Weaver Cemetery in Flora. Friends are invited to a visitation with the family on Friday, the 20th of January 2012 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m.

Mr. Gilcrease, age 76, went home on Thursday, the 19th of January 2012. Otis Ray was born on the 14th of August 1935 to the late Issac and Fairy Lease Gilcrease in Montrose. Most of his early life was spent in Flora and he graduated from Flora High School in 1955. He served his country as a Marine from 1957 to 1960.

He married Frances Custis Gilcrease in 1960 and is survived by Frances; a daughter, Marlene Burr; a son, Damon Gilcrease; and grandchildren, Mary Elaise Gilcrease and Chance Colton Burr. He is also survived by his brothers, Lester Gilcrease and wife Sherry, and Chester Gilcrease and wife Beth; his sisters, Myrtle McCorkel and husband Thomas and Lou Baker; Elsie Whitehead and husband B.R.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Paul Keyser, Travis Guin, Derek Slaughter, Larry Smith, Mike Watts and Raymond Slaughter.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Natchitoches Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their loving kindness and care.

In lieu of floral contributions, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Obituary is from website of Blanchard-St. Denis Funeral Home, Natchitoches, LA