Charles “Charlie” Gomez, 77, of Little Cypress passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, at Harbor Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange.

Officiating will be the Rev. David Turner, pastor of Little Cypress Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home in Orange.

Born in Wiergate, on April 23, 1934, Charlie was the son of Manuel and Juanita (Gonzales) Gomez. He served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War. He retired after 27 years from Inland Orange as a maintenance operator. Charlie was an active member of Little Cypress Baptist Church where he donated his time and skills. He was a 32 Degree Mason with Lodge # 126. He was also an avid fisherman and enjoyed sharing his “catch” with others.

Preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Charlie is survived by his wife, Annette Gomez of Little Cypress; son and daughter-in-law, Jeffrey and Lynn Gomez of Little Cypress; daughter and son-in-law, Juliana and Joshua Todd of Lewisville; grandchildren, Joseph C. Spence and wife, Renee, Kimberly Gomez and Makayla Todd; six great-grandchildren; sisters and brothers, Delia Mendez of Conroe, Lola DeLuna of San Antonio, A.J. White of Orange, Josie Tipton of Little Cypress and Leroy Gomez of Pinehurst; god child, Ryan Anthony Hill; and numerous nieces, nephews and other loving family.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Little Cypress Baptist Church Building Fund, 3274 Little Cypress Drive, Orange, Texas.