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Octavius "Tay" Deandre Critton Jr.

August 6, 2002 — August 11, 2019

A reflection of Octavius Deandre Yts Tay Critton Jr. Our loving son, brother, grandson, great-grandson, cousin, and friend.

Octavius Deandre Yts Tay Critton Jr. was born on August 6, 2002 in El Dorado, AR, the son of Octavius Critton Sr. and Shemekia Anderson- Critton. He attended El Dorado High school, where he was a member of the football team as a corner back.

He loved all sports, especially football. He was definitely a young trendsetter (Yts)!

Octavious had a smile that lit up the room, whenever he entered. He loved everyone whom he came in contact with.

Octavius gained his wings on Sunday August 11, 2019. He was preceded in death by his Great- Grandma, Beatrice Johnson, Grandfather, Roy Lee Furlow, and Carl -Wayne Willis.

Octavius leaves to cherish his loving memories Parents, Octavius (Dree) and Shemekia Anderson Critton, Great-grandmother, Ada Critton, Grandma, Debra Willis, and Lenora Anderson, Grandfather, Jerome (Bonnie) Younger of Minnesota; five brothers, A’zarihn Wade, Lacorey Wade, Olajawon Smith, Donundra Curley, Kaiden Critton; four sisters, Jalexia Curley, Aleigha Zambrano, Anaiya Heard and Jaida Heard; aunts, Airel (Trerell) Jefferson of Minnesota, Nicole Younger of Georgia, Tarniha Benton, Quiana McGhee, Tiffany Willis; uncles, Solomon (Ki) Younger of Minnesota, Eddie Mosley, Antonio Critton, Oyama Williams special friend, Kim Smith, and a host of family and friends who loved him dearly and will miss him immensely.

Public Visitation 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m.  Friday August 16, 2019 at Sims Mortuary. Funeral services will be Saturday August 17, 2019 at Douglas Chapel Missionary Baptist Church. Interment will be at Lott Burgy cemetery under the direction of Sims Mortuary. Sign the guestbook online at

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Public Visitation

Friday, August 16, 2019

1:00 - 5:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Starts at 2:30 pm (Eastern time)

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Douglas Chapel Baptist Church

969 Smackover Hwy
El Dorado, AR 71730

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