Jerry Wayne Lunsford, 71, of Orange, died Thursday, Nov. 24, at Christus St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Memorial services will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Darrell Powell, minister of West Orange Church of Christ. Cremation will be under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Visitation will be from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. Sunday, at the funeral home.

Born in Cumby, TX on June 20, 1940, Jerry was the son of Leroy and Manah LaRue (Sanders) Lunsford.

He retired from Chevron after 27 years, and retired from TDCJ after 10 years. Jerry enjoyed fishing, hunting, traveling, watching NASCAR, Orangefield baseball, and especially his grandchildren. He was also an active member of the Church of Christ.

Preceded in death by his parents, Jerry is survived by his wife of 46 years, Aundria Rose (Asher) Lunsford; son, Robert Lunsford, his children, Colby Stange, Jamey and Tanner Lunsford and their mother, Crystal Lunsford; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Tanya Lunsford and their daughter, Ashley Lunsford, all of Orange.

He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Margie and Ralph Kirkpatrick of Inez, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Eva Lunsford of Orange; six nephews and one niece.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73123-1718 or the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street, New York, NY 10016.