Raymond Scott Gammage

April 7, 1955 ~ December 1, 2010

Raymond Scott Gammage, age 55, of Westlake, passed away peacefully on December 1, 2010, after a very long battle with a rare genetic brain disease. Scott was surrounded by his loving family.

Born April 7, 1955, to Pete and Wanda Gammage, Scott worked as an offshore tool pusher for many years and the Exxon Valdez Oil Spill in Alaska before becoming an operator for Louisiana Pigment. He was also a volunteer fireman for Westlake and an EMT. Known to his family and friends as the "life of the party", Scott loved to Karaoke, water ski, and had a black belt in Karate. He also enjoyed coaching his daughters' recreational softball and basketball teams as well as being the #1 fan for Westlake Rams.

Preceding him in death was his mother, Wanda Brubaker Gammage, his grandparents, Lillie Gammage Waites and Gilbert Brubaker, and his father-in-law, Silton Fuselier, Sr. Scott will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his loving wife of 32 years, Cheryl "Deggie" Fuselier Gammage of Westlake; two daughters, Brandi Reed Cox and husband, Michael Cox of Lake Charles and Kayla Crittenden and husband, David of Westlake; his mother-in-law, Yvonne Fuselier of Westlake, formerly of Oberlin; the joys of his life, his seven grandchildren, Bryce and Bruks Reed, Mia and Demi Canter, Gavin Cox, and Hallie and Christian Crittenden; his father, Pete Gammage and wife, Peggy formerly of Westlake, presently residing in Thibodeaux; one brother, Guy Gammage and wife, Patricia of Pacifica, CA; two sisters, Angie Wolfe and husband, Ronnie of Westlake and Debbie Gunnels of Palestine, TX; two step-brothers, Todd and Troy Bryan of Thibodeaux; two sister-in-laws, Charlotte Brown and husband, Kenny and Carol Toups Wolven and husband, Damon all of Westlake; and one brother-in-law, Silton Fuselier, Jr. and wife, Robin of Oberlin.

Scott's funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at Johnson Funeral Home in Lake Charles. Rev. Jaceson Johnson will officiate. Burial will follow in Westlake Memorial Cemetery in Westlake. Visitation will be held on Friday, December 3, from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. and again on Saturday, December 4, from 8 a.m. until time of service. A rosary led by Father Keith Pellerin at 6 p.m. on Friday evening followed by a "time of remembrance" service led by Rev. Jaceson Johnson, with everyone invited to come up and share special memories of Scott with his family and friends.

Those honored to serve as pallbearers will be Kenny Brown, Silton Fuselier, Jr., Derek Gammage, Jeff Gunnels, Guy Gammage, Bob Hardy, Archie "Boog" Hebert, and Joey "Chicken Hawk" Bowers.

The family of Scott would like to express appreciation and gratitude to High Hope Care Center, St. Frances Nursing Home, and Brighton Bridge Hospice for all the wonderful care and compassion they so graciously gave to Scott.

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  1. Dear Mr. Pete,My heart is with you and Scotty's family. Praying for God's peace and comfort for all of you. Absent from the body, present with the Lord. With much love and fond memories,Carla Moss Black

  2. Dearest Deggie and Girls,I first met Scott when we all went to Astro World with LeeAnn and Brian, you were pregnant with Brandi. I had the good fortune of working with Scott at La Pig when I was the nurse there. He was such a hoot, never a dull or uninteresting moment with Scott around. He was always a kind and giving person and I would like to know how many times I heard the names Brandi and Kayla when he was on shift. I am saddened to hear of his illness and passing. I hope that you know how many lives he has touched in his short life. Please give my condolences to Scott's family, also. If you feel a need to get away to the mountains, you are welcome here anytime. The girls are welcome as well. Colleen Unkel

  3. Deggie, Girls, and Family,We want you to know how sorry we are for your loss. We will always remember how much fun it was at our Westlake Football games. It's not the same without him. Herman, is always saying, Scott is the number 1 Westlake Ram Fan, and he always will be. We felt so blessed to know Scott, how special he was. Your all in our thoughts, and prayers. What a beautiful family you have. Love, and Laughter, Herman, Roxanne Roessler

  4. I am truly saddend by the passing of Scott. I had the privilege of working with Scott, he was my first Toolpusher and by far one of the best. I can still remember some of the conversations we had. I know he will truly be missed. My condolences to the family.

  5. I'm so very sorry for your tremendous loss. You will all be in my foremost thoughts and prayers during this most difficult time. May God bless each of you with strength and peace that passes all human comprehension.

  6. Please accept my deepest sympathies on the death of Scott. I enjoyed the time I had with him while working at Louisiana Pigment. I pray God will see you through this time of sorrow.

  7. Scott was such a good Dad and Husband! Always the one to crack a joke, play with the kids, make any situation funny, and there to lend a hand to anyone who needed help. He will be missed. Our condolences to your family.

  8. Scott was the epitomy of life. It was a blessing to have known him during the time our kids were growing up. It seems like yesterday that I can remember him working the ring toss game at the St. John Bosco Bazaar. The ring sticks always seemed to have extra rings for those he felt the need. He was a blessing to this life and I'm sure he will be missed in this one but celebrated in the next. May peace come to the the family who will forever carry his love.

  9. We wish to express our sympathy, and prayers for Pete, and family. Seems just like yesterday, that Scott and I were guards together, during Junior High football. Always a joy to be around, and we will miss Scott dearly. The last time I was in Westlake, Scott approached me, and when he realized it was me, we talked about old times, and had some good laughs. Scott, I'll always remember you, and the times we had together.God Bless, and comfort all.David Adrienne ByrdDavid

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