Claude "C.R." McGehee

Claude “C.R.” McGehee, 81, of DeRidder passed from this life on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at his home.


C.R. served in the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict.  He retired from South Central Bell after 35 years of employment.  After retiring from the phone company, he worked for 25 years as a deputy for the Beauregard Parish Sheriff’s office.  C.R. was a charter member of New Life Baptist Church in DeRidder.  He was also a member of Masonic Lodge # 271 and was a 32nd degree Mason and Shriner.


C.R. is survived by his wife of 56 years, Billie Jo McGehee of DeRidder.  He is also survived by a son, Richard Lee McGehee and wife Faith of Walker, Louisiana and a daughter, Claudia West and husband Rick of DeRidder; a sister, Odessa Terry of Corpus Christi, Texas; 5 grandchildren, Erin McGehee of Walker, Louisiana, Jessica Comeaux of Walker, Louisiana, Amanda Gentry of Moss Bluff, Louisiana, Lana West of Tomball, Texas and Scot West of DeRidder and 8 great grandchildren, Madison, London, Emma, Laken, McKenzie, Landon, Lincoln and Damian. C.R. was preceded in death by his parents, Clint & Lanie McGehee and his father & mother-in-law, Rob & Beulah Wagnon.


Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Myers Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, Louisiana. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2011 at New Life Baptist Church in DeRidder, Louisiana.  The Reverend Lynn Clayton will officiate.  Burial will follow at Dry Creek Cemetery in Dry Creek, Louisiana.

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