James “Tony” Anthony Meche, 60, of Orange, passed away on Dec. 5, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

A Memorial service will be at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 13, at Winfree Baptist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Keith Royal.

Born in Lake Charles, La., on Dec. 29, 1953, he was the son of Leroy Meche and Mary Cormier. Tony was very faithful, strong and optimistic. He was a deacon at Winfree Baptist Church and a constant prayer warrior. His positive outlook on life remained constant even through his illness.

He is survived by his wife, Sandra Lynn Meche; son, James Scott Meche and wife, Amanda of Lake Charles; daughters, Shawn Lynn Cain and husband, Steve of Orange and Hannah Hyde and husband Enoch of Bridge City; brother, Joseph Meche of Sulphur, La; sisters, Patricia Naquin and husband, Dale, Tina LeJune and husband Sidney, Pam Gentry and husband Ben and Noda Meche all of Sulphur and grandchildren, Matthew Cain, Logan Cain, Emersyn Meche, Holden Meche, Samuel Hyde and Isabella Hyde.