Otis Lee Walker Cress

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Otis Lee Walker Cress

January 24, 1948 - August 30, 2018

Otis Lee Walker Cress Otis Lee Walker Cress, 70, of Frankton, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Eskenazi Hospital in Indianapolis
He was born Jan. 24, 1948, in Pennington Gap, Virginia, the son of Walker and Reva (Rowland) Cress.
He was a 1965 graduate of Alexandria High School. After high school Otis served his country in the United States Army. He then received his masters degree from Anderson University.
On Feb. 26, 1977, he married the love of his life, Gena (Canfield) Cress, and they shared over 41 years of marriage together.
Otis retired in 2013, as teacher and coach from Frankton Junior Senior High School. Otis enjoyed fishing, coaching his boys and grandsons and watching his grandchildren activities.
Otis is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, Gena (Canfield) Cress; father, Walker Cress; sons, Josh (wife, Tammy) Cress, Jared (wife, Kyley) Cress; grandchildren, Micaela, Cambell, Kerrigan, Maizy, Finnigan, Jax, Keagan, Kyler, and Jaci; sisters, Janice (husband, Phil) Webb, Lisa Cress, and Lora Cress; brother, Chris (wife, Becky) Cress; and several nieces and nephews.
Otis was preceded in death by his mother, Reva Cress; son, Nathan Cress; and grandson, Kason Cress.
A memorial service will be at 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home, 305 Sigler St., Frankton, with the Rev. Nathan Whybrew officiating.
The family has requested everyone dress in their favorite Frankton Eagles clothing or red and white. Family and friends may call on Friday, Sept. 7, 2018, from 1 to 5 p.m. at Harper & Dunnichay Funeral Home.
The family has requested that everyone come to the Frankton High School football game Friday evening as the school and family pays tribute to Otis.
Memorial contributions may be made to The Otis Cress Memorial Scholarship Fund, checks can be made payable to Frankton Junior Senior High School please include in the memo Otis Cress Memorial Scholarship Fund.
Published on September 4, 2018
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