Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000179 EndHTML:0000003537 StartFragment:0000002361 EndFragment:0000003501 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/ORANGE.doc ROY HAMILTON ORANGE, JR. age 87 of the Frog Pond Community in Macon County, TN, passed away peacefully, July 7, 2010 with family and friends by his side.
Funeral services for Mr. Roy Hamilton Orange, Jr. were conducted Saturday at 3:30 p.m. from the Chapel of Alexander Funeral Home with Elder Joey Hackett officiating. Employees of the Macon County Sheriffs Department, during Sheriff Joe Ferguson’s term in office, served as Honorary Pallbearers. Neal Ferguson, Joe Ferguson, Richard Osborne, Danny Strawn, Robert Dollard, and Mark Roberts served as Active Pallbearers. Interment followed in the Macon County Memorial Gardens.
On May 2, 1923, he was born to parents, Roy Hamilton Orange, Sr. and Eva Driskel Orange in Browder, Kentucky, where he went to the Missionary Baptist Church and was saved as a child.
He was married on April 9, 1954 to the love of his life, Lucylle (Dollard) Orange sharing forty-six years together and raising a daughter. Version:1.0 StartHTML:0000000179 EndHTML:0000004691 StartFragment:0000002548 EndFragment:0000004655 SourceURL:file://localhost/Users/computer/Desktop/obitsw:pics/ORANGE.doc Besides his wife and parents; two brothers, James W. Orange and Hamilton Lee Orange, also preceded him in death.
Roy served in the United States Army during World War II from March 1943 thru December 1945. In the fifty’s he went to work for the Tennessean Newspaper Corporation in Nashville, where he worked the night shift for many years. Roy, Lucylle, and Donna moved to Lafayette, TN in 1971 and he continued to commute to work in Nashville for several years. After retiring from the Tennessean, he worked at the Hartsville Nuclear Plant for a time, and then went to work for the Macon County Sheriffs Department for several years. He was a member of the Lafayette Church of Christ. Roy loved being a father and grandfather; his family came first.
But in his spare time, he enjoyed fishing, golfing, and playing poker with his friends. He was a Big U.T. Fan and liked to watch their games.
Being a generous, caring, and loving man, was what most remember about Roy. He was deeply loved and will leave a void in the hearts of his family and friends.
Roy is survived by; daughter, Donna Gayle Esstman of Nashville, TN, granddaughter,
Shauna and husband Richard Osborne, Jr. of Lafayette, TN, niece, Jill Orange of Lewisburg, TN, nephew, Mark and wife Sharon Orange of Spring Hill, TN, and a host of friends; also survive.