James G. “Jim” Ehlert, 91, of Orange, passed away March 31, at Magnolia Manor in Groves.

A graveside service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, April 3, at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Officiating will be Dr. Billy Watson of Faith United Methodist Church in Orange.

Visitation will begin at 1:00 p.m. Friday, April 3, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Waterproof, La., Dec. 31, 1923, he was the son of Emile Ehlert, M.D. and Laura Bondurant Ehlert. Jim served his country in the Army Air Corp. during WWII as a tail gunner on a B 26 bomber. He had a Bachelor’s degree from Louisiana Tech, and was a business owner and salesman. Jim will be remembered as a good citizen, friend, and daddy. He was well-known and admired as a fisherman and collector of vintage fishing equipment as well.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Jane Ehlert; son-in-law, Ronnie Barrett and three brothers.

Jim is survived by his son, James E. Ehlert and wife, Rhonda G. of Orange; daughter, Janey Barrett of Orange; grandchildren, Carley Britnell and husband, Mark and Clayton Ehlert and wife, Shea and great-grandchildren, Easton Ehlert and Ehlee Britnell.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to his caregivers Marcy and Lyla Smith and Harriet Tidwell.