Oakdale-Funeral service for Billy Ray House, 78, will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, October 13, 2016, at the First United Pentecostal Church in Oakdale. Rev. Tim Kelley will officiate. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery under the direction of Allen Parish Funeral Home of Oakdale.
The family will receive visitors at Allen Parish Funeral Home, 311 Highway 1152 Oakdale, from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, October 12, 2016. Visitation will resume at the church on Thursday morning from 8 a.m. until time of service.
Billy was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He was married 57 years to his beloved wife, Odessa. He began his married life working on the pipeline with his father-in-law, Richard Willis. He then started working for Boyd delivering fuel. He worked long to start his own company with Canal in 1970. He also loved working with the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Department and began his law career in 1980 under Sheriff Durio. He retired from working with Ashy Oil in 2008. He then started working in Oberlin with the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Department from 2013-2016 under Doug Hebert. Billy was a faithful member of the Lion’s Club and contributor for 20 years. He was an avid fisherman with the Bass Club. He caught the big one in 1975. He received the Holy Ghost at the United Pentecostal Church in 1963. He taught Sunday School, drove a Sunday School bus and ran the PA system for about 25 years. He was also a current Usher at the Oakdale Pentecostal Church.
Those left to cherish Billy’s memory include his wife , Odessa; two daughters, Regina Lynn House and Jennifer Kay Keish and husband, Charles; two brothers, William Benjamin House and Willie Ray House; one sister, Jane Bell; two grandchildren, Luke N. Keish and Alexis D. Keish and Special family friend Carla Bonnette Rogers and special caretaker Becky Welch.
Billy is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Benjamin House and wife, Josie Mae Colbey House; one brother, Melvin House.
Special thanks to his doctors Dr. Tommy Davis and Dr. C.V. Manuel for their care and understanding. Also home health service provided by
Professional Home Health who was very special and helpful.
Pallbearers to serve include Doug Hebert, John Fuselier, Bo Ray, Jeff Self, Gary Marcantel, and Lloyd Stevens.
Words of comfort may be sent to the family at www.allenparishfuneralhome.com