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Tony Otwell

Wednesday, February 7, 2024
Tony Otwell

Tony entered into the gates of Heaven February 3, 2024, to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Funeral services for Tony Otwell, age 84, of Dubach, will be held at 2 p.m., Wednesday, February 7, 2024 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church with Rev. Greg Tipton and Bro. Danny Howard officiating.

Burial will follow in the Mineral Springs Cemetery under the Direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

Tony worked for Louisiana Department of Transportation for 30 years before retiring. He enjoyed playing golf and was a regular member of Sandy Hills Golf House where he enjoyed spending time with his close friends.

Tony really enjoyed riding horses and he broke many horses in his earlier years. He liked attending rodeos and watching westerns all day every day.

Tony loved running his fox hounds and he had five champion fox hounds in his kennel at one time. He also loved gardening and grew watermelons and tomatoes and provided fresh produce to the Pea Ridge community.

Tony was a devoted husband, father and grandfather and loved spending time with his family whenever he could. He thoroughly loved watching his two youngest granddaughters play travel softball and attended many tournaments. Tony was a member of Mineral Springs Baptist Church his whole life and served as Training Union Director.

He was preceded in death by two brothers, Hayward Otwell and Howard Otwell; and a sister, Joyce Billberry.

Tony is survived by his beloved wife of 58 years, Sherry Otwell; daughter, Nikki Otwell; son, Chris Otwell (Krystal); grandchildren, Jessica Perkins (Kade) and Kennedi and Kamryn Otwell; brother, Max Otwell; sister, Sue Holloway (Frank) and numerous nieces and nephews.

Servings as pallbearers will be Will Billberry, Philip Billberry, Sid Billberry, Barry Hayes, Jimmie Martin and Dennis Burns. Honorary pallbearers are Tony Billberry, Lloyd Otwell, Ken Telford, Don Robbins and Tommy Moore.

Visitation was held from 5-8 p.m., Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at Mineral Springs Baptist Church. To leave an online memorial message for the family, please visit www. owensmemorialfuneralhome. com.