Johnny Ray Fults, Sr., 78, of Orange, died Thursday, Aug. 11, in Port Arthur. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange with the Rev. Keith Meyer officiating. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery.

The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Saturday at the funeral home.

Mr. Fults was born in Hobbs, New Mexico on Feb. 7, 1933 to Ernest Ray and Ethel (Waggoner) Fults. He served four years in the United States Navy and later retired from Chevron after working there 37 years. He was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church, a lifetime member of the Orange Boating Club and a member of the Orange Amateur Radio Club (KE5DJD). Mr. Fults was an extremely talented saxophone player and enjoyed playing for people, he also enjoyed reading and doing crossword puzzles.

He is preceded in death by his parents; first wife and mother to his children, Margaret Fults and grandson, Brandon Fults.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 30 years, Clara Wyles Fults of Orange; sons, Johnny Ray Fults, Jr. and wife, Ronecia, David Fults and wife, Donna and Jeff Fults and wife, Dawn all of Orange: and step-children, Wesley Quaid and wife, Evelyn of Orange, Cheryl Quaid and partner Anne of Naples, FL and Sande Latiolais and husband, Les of Orangefield.

He is also survived by twenty three grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; brother, Marion “Mike” Fults; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family members who all love him dearly.

For those who desire memorial contributions may be made to Birthright of Orange, 1537 B Strickland Dr., Orange, TX 77630.

Serving as pallbearers will be Steven Darroch, Troy Fults, Lanston Fults, Chase Quaid, Reid Fults, Dennis Quaid, Colton Stark and Dylan Courmier. Honorary Pallbearers will be Mark Meadows and Steven Young.