Joseph L. “Bud” Chargois, 84, of Orange, died Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2010, in the Meadows in Orange.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14, in First Baptist Church in Vinton, La., with Rev. Jay Thomas officiating and Rev. Billy Hutson assisting. Burial will follow at Big Woods Cemetery in Edgerly, La.

Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Friday in Claybar Funeral Home in Orange and from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday in the church.

Born in Vinton Sept. 21, 1925, Bud was the son of Joseph Lionel Chargois Sr. and Beulah (White) Chargois. He served in the Navy during World War II and worked as a welder for W.R. Grace Chemical. Bud was also a music director for a number of years at First Baptist Church in Vinton, MacArthur Heights Baptist Church in Orange, Calvary Baptist in Church in West Orange and Starks Baptist Church in Starks, La.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Olive (Barrios) Chargois; and sister, Evelyn Alamond.

Bud is survived by his wife, Hope Chargois; daughters and sons-in-law, Ellen and Curtis Edgar and Susan and Jerry Walker both of Vinton; stepdaughters, Sue Sulsar of Cuero, and Beth and Curtis Molder of Weatherford; and stepsons and wives, Michael and Bobbye Sulsar of Orange, Randy and Julia Sulsar of Lockhart and Barry Sulsar of Fort Worth.

He is also survived by his 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sisters, Erline Godwin of Lake Charles, La., and Elodie Croft of Punta Gorda, Fla.; and brother, Thomas Riddick of Plaquemine, La.

Pallbearers will be Adam Edgar, Andrew Edgar, Christopher Bond, Michael Sulsar, Tom Hare and Lewis Williams.

Memorial contributions may be made to MacArthur Heights Baptist Church, 3600 Nightingale St., Orange, 77630.