Levis Boyce Brashear died on Monday, May 26, at the age of 81, at his home surrounded by family.

Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, May 30, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. The Rev. Lynn Ashcraft will officiate. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in McLewis Community.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 29 at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Mr. Brashear is a retired pipefitter with Local 195. He was a former resident of Diboll, and had lived in Orange for the past 50 years. He also served in the Army completing his service in 1961. He was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmath Ollie (Warner) and Johnnie Brashear of Dibol, and his brothers Baby Brashear, Robert Brashear and G.G. “Tip” Brashear.

Mr. Brashear is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty(McDuffie) Brashear; brothers, Harold (Charlene) Brashear of Lafayette, Benny Brashear of Lufkin; son, Johnny (Connie) Brashear of Orange; daughter, Brenda (Jerry) Anderson of Orange; grandsons, Khris (Ashlee) Donahey, Cody Conway, and Danny Brashear; granddaughters, Melissa (Ronnie) Cole, Jennifer Brashear and Jessica (Cody) Caples; seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Khris Donahey, Cody Conway, Danny Brashear, Jack McDuffie, Tommy Brashear, and Martin Brashear. Honorary Pallbearers are his great-grandchildren; Annie Brashear, Kristian Morgan, Kenneth Aery, Kameryn Aery, Keegan Donahey, Aubrey Donahey, and Caydence Caples.

He left us with the legacy to pursue life with strong will and determination, deep love of family, and the pleasure in telling a good joke.

The family would like to say a special thank you and appreciation to River City Hospice, and Les Daigle, for your love and encouragement during Mr. Brashear’s illness.