Edgar Buford Connel, 90, of Orange, died Tuesday, April 14. He was born Oct. 26, 1924, in Belle Plains, to Laura Belle Cheek and James Orion Connel.

Edgar was a United States Navy veteran having served during World War II. He enjoyed collecting antiques, vintage automobiles, and was an avid gun collector.

Survivors include his wife, Estelle Connel; son, Allen Connel and his wife, Cheryl and grandson, Shane Connel, all of Orange; sister, Nell Buttler and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Eddie Wayne Connel and brother and sister-in-law, J.O. Connel, Jr. and his wife, Betty.

A gathering of Mr. Connel’s family and friends will be from 4:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Friday, April 17, at Broussard’s, 505 North 12th Street, Nederland. His funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 18, at Broussard’s, Nederland. Interment will follow at Kendricks Cemetery, Clyde.

Memorial contributions may be made in Mr. Connel’s memory to Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 West Cherry Avenue, Orange, Texas 77630.