Thomas Ray Gilcrease, 73, of Orange, passed away Nov. 21, at his home in Orange.

A final viewing will be at 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Monday, November 24, with funeral services to follow at 10:00 a.m., at  North Orange Baptist in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Scott McIntosh, Senior Pastor of North Orange Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Nibletts Bluff Cemetery in Vinton.

Born in Zwolle, La., March 12, 1941, he was the son of Edward Gilcrease and Hazel Adams Gilcrease. Tom made a career working for the Texas Department of Correction, The Jefferson County Sherriff’s Department, Unocal and Mobil Chemical. He was an active member of North Orange Baptist Church. He loved gardening, canning, camping, and being in the outdoors. He also enjoyed helping his wife make blue jean quilts and spending time with his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and son, Timothy Wade Gilcrease.

He is survived by his wife Dolores Gilcrease of Orange; son, Terry Ray Gilcrease of Nederland; daughters, Rene` Robinson and husband, Randall of Pearland, Tamara (Tammy) Norris and husband Wesley of Vidor, and Tracey Gilcrease Williford and husband Jerry of Jasper; brother, David Smith Gilcrease of Huntsville; eleven grandchildren and their spouses and five great grandchildren

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to North Orange Baptist Church, 4775 16th  Street, Orange, Texas 77632.