Hiram Norsworthy Jr., 86, of Orange, died Friday, Aug. 21, 2009 in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 4 p.m., Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m., Monday at the funeral home.

Hiram was born on March 10, 1923 in Groveton. He was the son of Hiram Norsworthy Sr. and Pearl (Hager) Norsworthy. Hiram enjoyed crossword puzzles and loved his cat.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Hyman Norsworthy; first wife, Beverly Williams Norsworthy; and second wife, Patricia Abbott Norsworthy.

He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Deesie and
Sergio Garza and Ruth Withrow all of Orange; sons and daughters-in-law, Chester and Terri Navarre of Santa Fe, Texas and Randy and Julie Lane of Orange; 14 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; two nephews; one niece; sisters, Helen Haunschild, and Mildred Norsworthy; and friend, Norma Sorrels all of Orange.

Honorary pallbearers will be his grandsons, Josh Garza, Jacob Garza, John Withrow, Greg Withrow, and Brody Lane.