Wayne Prouse, 69, of Orange, died Friday, April 3, at the Medical Center of Southeast Texas.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange, with the Rev. J.B. Prouse officiating. Visitation will be from 6:00-9:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 7, at the funeral home in Orange. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery in West Orange with honors provided by the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

Born in Beaumont, Mr. Prouse was the son of Earl Edwin Prouse, Sr. and Pauline (Sargent) Prouse. He was a teacher with Orangefield ISD for 33 years and St. Mary’s School for two years. Currently he was working part time in the Orange office of Congressman Dr. Brian Babin.

Mr. Prouse was a member of the Sons of Confederate Veterans and enjoyed participating in Civil War reenactments. He was also a member of Orange County Retired Teachers Association, Texas Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and was a past member of the Pinehurst Lion’s Club. He served on the board of directors of Orange County Historical Society and the Salvation Army of Orange.

Preceded in death by his parents, Pauline and Earl Edwin Prouse, Sr. and brother, Earl Edwin Prouse, Jr., Mr. Prouse is survived by his wife, Andrea Hallberg Prouse of Orange; son and daughter-in-law, Brandon K. and Julie Prouse of Bryan; grandson, Landon Chase Prouse of Bryan; nephew, Trip Prouse and other family.