William David Brandon, 72, of Orange, died Tuesday, Aug. 23, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

A memorial gathering will be held on Saturday, Aug. 27, beginning at 2:00 p.m. at the Cow Bayou Marina, 3095 Texas Ave. in Bridge City.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City.

Born in Temple on Dec. 31, 1938, David was the son of Artie Lee and Sammie Elaine (Watts) Brandon. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Orange.

David worked for Global Marine where he was a chef on off shore rigs.

Preceded in death by his parents and sister, Robbie Wallace, David is survived by his niece, Vickie Parish of Beaumont; nephew, Bubba Wallace of Corsicana; brother-in-law, James Wallace of Bevil Oaks; numerous great nieces and nephews and many friends.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, 803 N. 38th Street, Orange, Texas 77630.