William Earnest “Gabby” Denman, Sr., 75, of Orange passed away Tuesday, Aug. 7, in Beaumont. A memorial service will be at 3:00 p.m. Friday Aug. 10, at New Bethel Baptist Church.

Mr. Denman was born July 11, 1937 in Bessmay, TX, to Benjamin C. and Lillie Mae (Reid) Denmon. He worked as an electrician and was a member of the Local IBEW 2286. He was also a former member of the Pinehurst Lions Club.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by his wife, Ruby Abrego Denman of Orange; son and daughter-in-law, William and Paje Denman of Vidor; daughter, Tammy Denman of Buna and son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Vonda Denman of Pt. Neches. He is also survived by nine grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brother, Robert E. Denman of Vidor and sister, Mary Ann Delano of Orange.