Edwards Funeral Home


Otta Gene Cluck

July 18, 1955September 7, 2021

Otta Gene Cluck died September 7, 2021, at his home. A private family service was held Friday, September 10, at Saint Boniface Catholic Church in Fort Smith, Arkansas. He was laid to rest at Conley Cemetery in Mountainburg.

Otta was preceded in death by his parents A.G. and Wanda Cluck. He leaves behind his sisters of whom he was so proud and loved with all his heart, Brenda (Anthony) Altman and Terri (Alan) Osborne; niece Jennifer (Moises) Ledezma and their two daughters Abigail and Allison; niece Emily (Garrett) Henry; and nephew Andrew Osborne.

Otta is survived by his wife Lee Ann and daughters Adrienne (Jason) Sapp and Natalie (Reagan) Russell; five grandchildren: Madison and Isaac Sapp; Presley, Parker, and Collier Russell; and a great-granddaughter, Connor. Otta will be greatly missed by his father-in-law and wife’s siblings who loved him and appreciated his kind, gentle nature.

The family would like to acknowledge and thank two very good friends, Mickey Whitman and Roland Hawkins. For many years Mickey provided supportive and sports-related conversations that Otta cherished and looked forward to each day. Roland was a loyal and longtime friend who often helped Otta in times of need, especially during his decline in health.

Otta requested, for those that wished to acknowledge his passing, a donation be sent to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at or by mailing a donation to 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.