George F. Zirlott, Sr., 81, of Orange, died Friday, Sept. 13,  at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 am, Monday, Sept. 16, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Reggie Brandonburg of Family Outreach Church of God in Buna. Burial will follow at The Cemetery in Mauriceville. Visitation will be from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Monday at the funeral home.

Born in Fowl River, Al, on Feb. 12, 1932, George was the son of Ellie Frederick Zirlott and Ruby Inez (Harris) Zirlott. He served in the Merchant Marines and later supervised for Levingston Ship Building.

George was preceded in death by his parents; brother, John Sarth; sister, Mary Ellen Manning; and stepson, Roger Elmore.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Evelyn Sharp Zirlott; sons, George F. “Ricky” Zirlott, Jr. and wife, Gayla, James E. Zirlott and wife, Kathy R., and Marvin I. Zirlott, all of Orange; daughters, Kathy A. Zirlott, and Sheila G. Dans, both of Orange, Sherlyn A. Tilley and husband, Ronald of Atlanta, Tx.; 12 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; stepdaughters, Rhonda Parrott and husband Darwin of Houston, Janice Robicheaux and husband, Royce of Orange; three step-grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; brother, Walter Zirlott; and half-sister, Barbara Ann.