Bobby Joe Brumley, 74, of the Forest Heights area of Orange, passed away Friday, Aug. 31, at his home after an illness. Born on April 8, in LaPorte, to his parents, Frank Brumley and Katie (Howell) Brumley, he resided in Orange for the last 15 years, he had previously lived in Port Neches and he worked as an insulator in the construction industry.

Mr. Brumley was a veteran of the United States Navy and he attended the Mauriceville Assembly of God Church in Mauriceville. Mr. Brumley will be remembered as a man who enjoyed square dancing, traveling and enjoying time with his family with whom he was very close.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Bill Brumley, Jimmy Brumley, Troy Brumley, Walter Brumley and Fred Brumley; his sister, Theresa Morgan and his sons, Chadwick Brumley and James Craig Slaydon.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 19 ½ years, Geneva Brumley of Orange; his daughters, Vicky Hamm of Orange, Rebekah Godfrey and husband, Larry of Magnolia and Cheryl Gaspard and husband, Billy of Atlanta, Georgia; his sons, Bobby Brumley, Jr. and wife, Marilyn of McPherson, KS., and Glen Slaydon and wife, Cheryl of Battle Ground, WA; his sisters, Joyce Shelley and husband, Jesse of Trout Creek, Coy Phillips and husband, Lawrence “Skipper” of Lumberton, Sybil Wilson of Kirbyville and Deborah Padgett and husband, Jerry of Orange; his brother, James Douglas “Dugan” Brumley and wife, Lisa of Orangefield; seven grandchildren, numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

A memorial service to honor Mr. Brumley’s life will be at 11:00 A.M. Friday, Sept. 7, at the Mauriceville Assembly of God Church on Hwy. 12 in Mauriceville.

A gathering of the family and friends will be at 10:00 A.M., just prior to the service at the church, and a luncheon will be held following services in the church family center.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. Condolences may be sent for the family at