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Orville C. Winfrey,93,Bridge City


Last updated 10/22/2019 at Noon

Orville C. Winfrey, 93, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on October 20, 2019, in Groves, Texas.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Thursday, October 24, 2019, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Mark Bunch of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Beaumont.

Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Born in Harrisburg, Arkansas, on June 7, 1926, he was the son of John Raud Winfrey and Hester Ruth (Rolland) Winfrey. Orville proudly served in the United States Army Cavalry in the Philippines during World War II. He later went on to work for Texaco as a supervisor for many years. Orville enjoyed gardening and loved watching Texas Sports Teams, especially the Dallas Cowboys, the Houston Astros, and the Texas Rangers. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Hester Winfrey; his wife, Mary Frances Winfrey; and his siblings, Dock, Johnny, Ruby, Flora, and Velma Lee.

He is survived by his children, Diane Chamblee and husband Elbert, and Glen Winfrey; his grandchildren, Chris Winfrey and wife Elizabeth, Nick Winfrey and wife Jackie, and Doug Winfrey; his great-grandchildren, Brinley, Kaleigh, Paisley, Anderson, Evelyn, Emalynn, and Charlotte; his siblings, Roland Winfrey, Alice Weatherford, Mary Jo Guynes, and Patricia Franklin; and his numerous niece, nephews, and cousins.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Winfrey, Nick Winfrey, Doug Winfrey, Ronnie Anderson, Mike Guillot, and Bob Nicks.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to all of Paw Paw’s caregivers at Oak Grove Nursing Home, Magnolia Manor, and Kindred Hospice.


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