Willie Rowan Cripps
Services for Mr. Willie Rowan Cripps, age 89, of Simsboro, LA will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 25, 2012 at The Firs Pentecostal Church of Arcadia, LA. Officiating the service will be Bro. Donnie Underwood, Bro. Ronnie House and Bro. Terry Green. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Mr. Cripps was born November 11, 1922 and passed away March 23, 2012 following a lengthy illness. He is preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn Stephens Cripps, one grandson and one granddaughter.
Mr. Cripps was a member of The First Pentecostal Church of Arcadia for many years. He served in the US Army and worked for the International Paper Co. , and was a Carrier for the Shreveport Times.
He is survived by sons: Willie T. Cripps of Jena, Tim Cripps of Choudrant, Dennis Cripps of
Ruston; daughters: Minnie Cripps, Martha Wells, Brenda Young, and Pam Cripps all of Simsboro, Patty Keough of Homer; four sisters; four brothers; 18 grandchildren; 31 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandsons.
Pallbearers will be Shane Wells, Forrest Cripps, Marcus Cripps, Nick Cripps, Eric Cripps and Jason Young
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM Saturday, March 24, 2012 at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.kilpatrickfuneralhomes.cm