Mr. Ray Martin DeSoto, age 78, of Pineville, Louisiana, entered eternal rest on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at Rapides Regional Medical Center in Alexandria, Louisiana, surrounded by his loving family.
Funeral Mass for Mr. DeSoto will be held on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 10:00am in the Chapel of Gallagher Funeral Home in Ball, Louisiana, with Father Scott officiating. Burial will follow the service at St. Martin of Tours Cemetery under the direction of Gallagher Funeral Home in Belledeau, Louisiana. Friends may visit on Friday at Gallagher Funeral Home from 5:00pm until 8:00pm, with the Rosary service at 7:00 pm.
Mr. DeSoto was a loving husband, father, grandfather and brother. He owned and operated DeSoto AC & Electric for many years and lived to work. He enjoyed hunting and fishing but more than anything he liked raising his cows. Mr. DeSoto will forever be missed by those that loved and knew him.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Effie DeSoto; and nephew, Kevin Lacombe.
Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife, Carlene Wiley DeSoto; sons, Dwayne and Bryan DeSoto; daughter, Melissa Nugent; step-son, Tim Brown; step-daughters, Toni Mobley and Stacie Brown; brother, Autry John DeSoto (Judith); sister, Anita Lacombe (Nelson); grandchildren, Daniel DeSoto, Kristin DeSoto, Jason DeSoto, Magan DeSoto, Ezekiel DeSoto, and Brandon Nugent; 9 great grandchildren; and a host of extended family and friends.
To extend online condolences for the DeSoto family, please visit www.gallagherfh.com