David L. O’Briant

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 5, 2017

David L. O’Briant

May 15, 1930 – June 2, 2017

RIDGECREST — Services for David L. O’Briant, 87, who died Friday, June 2, 2017, will be 7 p.m. today at Young’s Funeral Home in Ferriday with the Rev. Don Bush and the Rev. Dennis Baker officiating.

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Burial will follow at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Doty Springs Cemetery in Kosciusko.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Young’s Funeral Home.

Mr. O’Briant was born May 15, 1930, in Kosciusko, the son of David Lewis Sr. and Annie O’Briant.

He was a member of Ridgecrest Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and Sunday school teacher.

Mr. O’Briant enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1950 and was a veteran of the Korean War. He graduated from Mississippi College and worked as an accountant at International Paper, Concordia Parish School Board and Fidelity Tire until he retired. He served his community for most of his life. He served as the chairman of the Board of Directors for Old South Federal Credit Union and mayor of Ridgecrest for many years. He also

Mr. O’Briant was preceded in death by his parents; his youngest son, Jay O’Briant; and one sister, Mary Edwards.

Survivors include his beloved wife of 63 years, Margie Ray O’Briant of Ridgecrest; one son, Jeffery David O’Briant and wife, Marsha, of Walland, Tenn.; one daughter, Cathy O. Riggs and husband, Mel, of Ridgecrest; four grandchildren, Micah Riggs, Cameron David O’Briant, Autumn Brooke O’Briant and Julia Karen O’Briant; step-grandchildren Amber Faith Jennings, Steven Tyler Jennings, Kerri Sessions and Matthew Bullen; and two sisters.

Pallbearers will be Paul Harris, Charles Cain, Charles Gamberi, Ben Blackmon, Larry Whittington and Jay White.

Micah Riggs will serve as honorary pallbearer.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Doty Springs Baptist Church Cemetery Fund, 2491 County Road 5205, Ethel, MS 39067.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at youngsfh.com.