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3994 Monroe Hwy
Ball, LA 71405
Phone: 318-640-1375
Fax: 318-641-3012
Ray DeSoto

Ray Martin DeSoto

Saturday, August 16th, 1941 - Wednesday, October 2nd, 2019
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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.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, October 4th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, October 4th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rosary at 7:00 p.m.
  • Service

    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 | 10:00am
    Saturday, October 5th, 2019 10:00am
    Gallagher Funeral Home
    3994 Monroe Hwy
    BALL, LA 71405
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Father Craig Scott
  • Interment

    St. Martin of Tours Cemetery
    Belledeau, LA


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Posted at 06:27pm
To all of you i send my prayers.. i loved that guy rest in peace ray keep em laughing i know you will will not be able to come i had knee surgery just wanted you all know your in my thoughts and prayers!

Warren Parker

Posted at 06:28pm
Praying for a Peace that Passes All Understanding Amen, Sorry Doris and I could not make it to the visitation nor the Services tomorrow, know that our hearts are with you in this time of grief.

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Posted at 01:55pm
Our sweet Uncle Ray, with his big personality and hilarious stories, will be deeply missed. With Much Love....Jay, Mike, Tracy, and Jimmy DeSoto
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Stevie Guillory

Posted at 12:44pm
Dwayne, Bryan and Melissa, I am so sorry for your loss. Our family is keeping your family in our thoughts and prayers.
Much love to you all. Phyllis Branton, Stephanie (Stevie) Branton Guillory and Pat Guillory.

Kristin,aileen, leo Torres

Posted at 12:29pm
We will miss you paw paw ray love you from our family to you
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