Thomas E. Conrad, Sr., 78, of Orange passed away Tuesday, July 26, at Memorial Hermann Hospital Medical Center in Houston.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 29, at Drake Memorial Presbyterian Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Mike Umbenhaur, pastor of First Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Lafayette, Indiana on Oct. 29, 1932, Thomas was the son of Robert Owen Conrad, Sr. and Bessie (Newton) Conrad. He served in the U.S. Navy from 1950 through 1954 and worked as a mechanic at DuPont Sabine River Works in Orange. He was a member of Drake Memorial Presbyterian Church.

He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Carolyn Conrad; seven brothers, Robert Owen Conrad Jr., Gordon Harold Conrad, Russell Dean Conrad, Jerry R. Conrad, Dwight E. Conrad, Douglas R. Conrad, and Phillip Allen Conrad; and one sister, Maxine E. Holwerda.

Thomas is survived by his wife, Alvis Conrad of Port Neches; sons, Eddie Conrad, Jr. and his wife, Resa Carrell of Lewisville, Bobby Conrad of Houston, and Timothy Conrad and wife, Lisa, of Orange.

He is also survived by his grandchildren, Dr. Brandy Bergeron and husband, Lee, Adam Conrad, Daryn Conrad, Braeden Conrad, Lucie Conrad; great-grandchildren, Davin Bergeron and Ava Bergeron; one brother, Patrick Ross Conrad; and six sisters, Evelyn Marie Switzer, Madeline Louise Holdeman, Marlene Leone Yerk, Judy Reuzenaar, Theresa H. Lewis, and Karen L. Conrad.