Ottis Raper Sr.

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Roller-Swift Funeral Home
2173 S. U.S. Hwy 61
Osceola, AR  72370
Thursday, November 12, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 PM
Service Schedule
Graveside at Mississippi County Memorial Gardens
2173 U.S. Hwy 61 South
Osceola, AR  72370
Thursday, November 12, 2020
2:00 PM
Cemetery
Mississippi County Memorial Gardens
2173 South U.S. Hwy 61
Osceola, AR  72370
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN  38105


Osceola Humane Society
P O Box 443
Osceola, AR  72370
I served in the Army.
Ottis Raper Sr.I am a Veteran.

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.

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amin amarshi
North Vancouver,
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Monday, December 14, 2020

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

Jeanette Walker
Osceola, AR
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Monday, December 7, 2020

Rest in peace my dear friend and mentor.

Ron Wamble
Marion, AR
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Sunday, December 6, 2020

I am so sad to hear of your families loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you. Just found out about Otis.

Robyn Keene
Benton, AR
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Saturday, November 28, 2020

Shantele,
I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

Robyn Keene

Dr. John Lodrigue
Atoka, TN
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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

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.

Christie Carmichiel
Dyessq, AR
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Friday, November 20, 2020

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.

Loretta Styers
Floral, AR
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Thursday, November 19, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Last year and this year have not been good ones for us. Love and prayers.
Pinky

Rocky & Nora Griffin
Clarksville, TN
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Friday, November 13, 2020

So sorry to hear about Otis, he will be missed for sure. Prayers for peace and comfort for all of you.

Joyce Ann Stovall
McKinney, TX
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Friday, November 13, 2020

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

Martha Barbee
Monticello, AR
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Friday, November 13, 2020

I'm so sorry to hear about Mr. Raper passing away. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Mike and Patti Wyatt
Hot Springs, AR
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Friday, November 13, 2020

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

Dennis and Vickie Goings
Mountain Home, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.

Belinda Christopher
Osceola,
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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...

Terry Byrd Sr
Blytheville, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Sorry I wasn’t able to attend the service, I love you all very much and Ottis will always be a part of me.

Billie Fairley Finley
Searcy, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.

Paula Hill
Ward, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.

Stephen and Debbie Douglass, John S. Douglass Jr.
Osceola, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Our thought's and prayers are with you all during this time. May you all find peace and comfort.God Bless !!!

Jim Creecy
Osceola, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.

Barbara Tate
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family. 💕

Vickie And Bobby Scott
Osceola, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

So very sorry for your loss, prayers for the family.

Nancy & Don Smith
Osceola, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

You will be missed by so many.

Tim and Cindy Jones
Osceola, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.

Mattie Harrison (Family of Willie Harrison)
Osceola, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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 Libby Green
Simpsonville, SC
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

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.

Joe Hestir
DeWitt, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Trae, so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family.

Amy Brown
Pangburn, AR
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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Our love and prayers are with you all. We will miss him dearly.

Randy & Joyce Hogan
West Helena, AR
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Randy & Joyce Hogan

Tyler Dunegan
Osceola, AR
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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.

Jackie England
Lepanto, AR
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear about his passing! He was a good man. Praying for the family.

Johnny Hester
sikeston, MO
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Ottis was a fine, loving man. He was greatly admired and will be sorely missed.

Linda Kemp Clifton
Osceola, AR
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you Margaret while you make this adjustment without Otis. Also prayers for all the family.

Michael H. Cox
Branson, MO
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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.

Patricia and Jim Clayton
Chattanooga, TN
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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.

Dale Monnard
Srlmer, TN
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Loved that man. Love you all.

Tonya Wilson
Caraway, CO
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Keeping you all in my thoughts & prayers .

Joe Allard
Steele, MO
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

So sorry for your lost Gary


Steve & Terry Nichols
Guntown, MS
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

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

Kim Holthouse
Osceola, AR
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Otis was a wonderful person. I am so very sad to learn of his death and send my heartfelt condolences to his family.

Cathy Hoover
, VA
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with the family 🙏.

Lore Pilgrim
Keiser, AR
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sorry for y'alls loss. He was a great man. Prayers for the family.

Tina Vaughn
Osceola, AR
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and family going up.😇

John F Byrd
Gosnell, AR
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

My deepest prayers For Margaret, and the Family.

Amy
Pontoroc, MS
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Love you all. I’m so sorry for your loss. God bless you during your grieving in the days ahead

Tammy (williamson)McKinley
Tulsa, OK
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

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

John Jones
MANILA, AR
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

Wonderful man and lovering friend he will be missed

Lisa slaughter
Osceola, AR
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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

So sorry he was a good man. Love you all big.