Michael J. Wuske, 21, of Orange passed away Sunday, June 19, in Deweyville.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Thursday, June 23, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory near Bridge City.

Michael was born in Portsmouth, Virginia on Sept. 20, 1989. He was a 2008 graduate of West Orange-Stark High School where he was on the golf team. During his senior year, he was named MVP. He was a machinist for Crumpler’s Machine Shop in Orange.

Michael enjoyed skateboarding, and he genuinely loved and cherished his children.

Preceded in death by his grandfather, Earl Buckhannon and aunt, Katherine Buckhannon, Michael is survived by his girlfriend, Tara McCabe of Orange; mother and step-father, Theresa and Jeff Taylor of Orange; father and step-mother, Randall and Darling Wuske of Las Vegas; father, Stephen Allen, Sr. of Orange; and children, Alexis Wuske of Groves, Arron and Addison Wuske of Orange.

He is also survived by his grandparents, Alana Monroe of Canton, Ohio, Jimmie and Carol Allen of Orange, Linda Kidd of Massillon, Ohio, Pearl Duhon of Groves, Randall Lee Wuske and his wife, Ann of Ohio; great-grandparents, Joseph and Joanne Buckhannon of West Virginia, Clara Kidd of Massillon, Ohio; brothers, Randy J. Wuske of Orange, Stephen P. Allen, Jr. of Bridge City; and sisters, Caitlin Allen of Orange, Saidee Wuske; and step-brother, Jairo Urcuyo both of Las Vegas, Nevada.