Hoyt Rayburn Cassel, 64, passed away Thursday, March 24, after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. He is predeceased by his parents Hoyt Cassel and Dorothy Edwards Cassel both of Noble, La.
 He is survived by his devoted wife Delilah Gibson and his children Betsy Cassel Pitts (married to Eric Pitts) of River Ridge, La; Hoyt Cassel, Jr. (married to Jessica Kilgen), of Thibodeaux, La; Dylan Cassel, of Shreveport, La; and Ava Cassel of Starks, La, as well as, three grandchildren Jack and Johnny Cassel and Morgan Pitts.
Hoyt was a skilled welder by trade. He was known for his talent on the electric guitar and picked for numerous family and friends. He was in many local bands in both Louisiana and Texas. He was an avid hunter and fisherman who loved camping and the outdoors. He cooked up a mean pot of deer chili and served up some fine fried fish. Hoyt was a one of a kind tried and true gentleman with a slow warm drawl. He was loved by, and appreciated by many.
Services will be at 2:00 PM Saturday, March 26, at Dorman Funeral Home Chapel with burial to follow at Fountain Cemetery in Starks. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 9:00 PM on Friday, March 25, at Dorman Funeral Home.