Kirby Ray Granger, 82, of Orangefield, died Wednesday, Oct. 12, at Oakwood Manor Nursing Home in Vidor.

Funeral Services will be 10:00 am. Saturday, Oct. 15, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be Pastor Gil Harris of Katy and Eulogy will be given by his son, Daren Granger.

Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory near Bridge City. Following cremation, a private interment will be held at a later date.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home in Bridge City.

Born in Orangefield on July 27, 1929, Ray was the son of Kirby and Leila (Tarter) Granger. He served in the National Guard for 12 years and was known for being a “crack shot” and winning Sharp-Shooter in the National Guard tournaments.

Ray worked for Orangefield ISD for 39 years, enjoyed fishing and being outdoors. He was a beloved husband of 60 years, loving father, grandfather, brother and friend who will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him. Ray loved his family, friends, and the community of Orangefield.

Ray is survived by his wife, Laverne Granger of Orangefield; sons, Michael Ray Granger and wife, Bambi of Orangefield, Daren Kent Granger and wife, Amy of Katy; four grandchildren, Amber Klam and husband, Jason, Whitney White and husband, Eddie all of Austin, Garett Granger, Rylie Granger both of Orangefield; and three great-grandchildren, Peyton, Ashlea and Kirby.

He is also survived by his brother, Lee Roy Granger of Orangefield; sister, Ida Lou Granger Wilson of Mauriceville; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the National Parkinson Foundation Gift Processing Center, P.O. Box 5018, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5018.