of Osceola, AR
July 18, 1933 - November 9, 2020
Ottis G. Raper Sr., 87, of Osceola, AR, passed away November 9, 2020. He was born July 18, 1933 in Belden, MS, to Dexter and Fannie Raper. He was a retired Manager of Ramon Rine Trucking in Osceola and served in the United States Army. He was a member of Osceola Church of Christ, enjoyed working, taking his children and grandchildren hunting and fishing, watching wrestling on WMCTV 5 every Saturday with Cyndy. He is survived by his wife: Margaret Raper; sons: Corky Raper and Gary (Shantele) Raper; daughter: Cyndy (Bob) Henderson; grandchildren: Josh (Amanda) Raper, Leah Patterson, Trae (Rhonda) Raper, Rine (Krissy) Hughes, Lance Raper, Lauren McCullar, Alexe (Michael) Webb, Keith (Chelsea) Henderson; great-grandchildren: Grayson Seibert, Conlee Raper, Tipper Gier, Piper Gier, Porter Gier, Draper Gier, Callie Jo Raper, Carter Raper, Presley Hughes, Luke Raper, Tripp Webb and Rylee and Lyla Henderson; brother: Elkin (Idell) Raper and numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends. He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Lenoard Raper and Lawrence Raper; sisters: Blanche Green, Bessie Brown and Bernice Ritchey.
I am so sorry to learn of the passing of Otis, a wonderful man. I first got to know him over 30 years ago and knew he was the most balanced and honest city councilman.On the many occasions I visited Osceola after I left in 2001, he was one of the first person I would visit. Great loss to us all and the city. Margaret, I pray that his soul rests in eternal peace and that you get the courage to bear this great loss.Amin Amarshi
Rest in peace my dear friend and mentor.
I am so sad to hear of your families loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Just found out about Otis.
Shantele,I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.Robyn Keene
Ottis, was such a wonderful man. When i moved to town he did everything to help me and my family feel comfortable in Osceola. Such a great loss and a wonderful family.
I am so sorry to read this about Mr. Otis.He was a great man and will be missed by many.I have all in my prayers.
So sorry for your loss. Last year and this year have not been good ones for us. Love and prayers. Pinky
So sorry to hear about Otis, he will be missed for sure. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.
Margaret, I am so sorry to hear of Ottis’s passing. I know you and your family are heartbroken during this dark time, but with God’s help, you will find some comfort and peace in the days to come. Prayers for you and your family. 🙏🙏🙏 Joyce Ann
I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Raper passing away. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
We were so sorry to read of Otis passing. We have many fond memories of him as our neighbor for 28 years. Our prayers are lifted for comfort for Margaret and the family. Patti and Mike
I will miss Ottis and and we pray that God will watch over Margaret in the days ahead. So many times we would visit by phone or at the ice house and I saw first hand his love for you and all his family. So much of his life was filled in helping others. Doing for others to Ottis was like taking medicine, it made him feel well and good. Love you all.
I have known Mr. Raper for some years and he was always a very polite and curtious gentleman...he will be TRULY MISSED...I'm so very sorry for your loss...my heart and prayers are with the family and friends...
Sorry I wasn’t able to attend the service, I love you all very much and Ottis will always be a part of me.
My thoughts and prayers are for all the family. He was such a true gentleman and Christian. May God bless you with comfort, strength, and peace.
Mrs.Margaret, Corky, Gary, Cyndy and all the kids, my sincere condolences to you all. Mr Raper was a Class 1 Gentleman for the 60 years I have known him and his family. Sending my love and prayers to each of you. RIP Mr Ottis.
Our thought's and prayers are with you all during this time. May you all find peace and comfort.God Bless !!!
To the family of Ottis. I am so sorry for the loss of my great friend and long time neighbor. Ottis was a wonderful person and will be missed. May God bless and give him rest, reward and Peace. Love him and his family in this time of sadness.
So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family. 💕
So very sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.
You will be missed by so many.
We offer our condolences to the entire family. We both knew Mr. Raper our entire lives and each have special memories of him. He will be missed.
My prayers are with the family. Ottis was always very kind to me and my entire family. He was part of our family for many years and he will be greatly missed.
Jim and I are so sorry for your loss. We send our love and prayers to you and your family. We remember fondly all the reunions where we shared the love and fellowship with our families. Wish we could be there with you.
Trae, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.
Our love and prayers are with you all. We will miss him dearly.
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Randy & Joyce Hogan
Ottis was a trusted mentor but more importantly a friend. I could always count on him to tell me the truth whether that is what I wanted to hear or not. Ottis worked tirelessly for the betterment of Osceola and our citizens and his loss leaves a huge void for our city. My prayers are with his family and friends. May God provide them with peace, understanding, and comfort during this trying time. Well done, good and faithful servant! We will take it from here.
I’m so sorry to hear about his passing! He was a good man. Praying for the family.
So sorry for your loss. Ottis was a fine, loving man. He was greatly admired and will be sorely missed.
I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you Margaret while you make this adjustment without Otis. Also prayers for all the family.
Ottis Raper was a good man who was always interested in what others had to say. He cared deeply about others, especially his family. He will be missed by many.
We love you, Uncle Otis. you showed me so love and care when I needed it. Aunt Margaret we love you, and our hearts are with you and the family.
Loved that man. Love you all.
Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers .
So sorry for your lost Gary
Margaret & Family:Our condolences on the Home going of your beloved Otis. We pray for the Lord’s comforting grace for you as you remember and adjust in days to come. With His Love, Steve
Otis was a wonderful person. I am so very sad to learn of his death and send my heartfelt condolences to his family.
My thoughts and prayers are with the family 🙏.
Sorry for y'alls loss. He was a great man. Prayers for the family.
Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family going up.😇
My deepest prayers For Margaret, and the Family.
Love you all. I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless you during your grieving in the days ahead
So sorry for your loss, he was a kind man"Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest."Matthew's 11: 28
Wonderful man and lovering friend he will be missed
So sorry he was a good man. Love you all big.