Tommy Lee Vercher, Sr., 78, of Orange, passed away July 28, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM, Friday, July 31, at Miracle Restoration Revivals in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Larry Doucet, Pastor. Prayer and eulogy will be recited by Joe David Vercher, Sr. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 – 9:00 PM, July 30, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Sept. 15, 1936, he was the son of Joe Vercher, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Jarrell Vercher. Mr. Vercher was a member of Miracle Restoration Revivals and was a longtime member of the Fraternal Order of the Eagles. Vercher was also a retired employee of the City of Orange. He loved to hunt, fish, having cookouts and bar-b-queing.

He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma Vercher; brothers, Dempsey, Bobby, Joe and Tunney Vercher; daughter, Roxanne Tankersley and step-daughter, Nancy Creel.

He is survived by his son, Tommy Lee Vercher, Jr. of Deweyville; daughter, Rebecca Edwards of Orange; step-son, Malcolm Gerrish; step-daughter, Susan Peddy; grandchildren, Tommie Leigh Vercher, Beatrice Marange, Rusty Marange, Joseph Marange, Crystal Vercher, Michael Tankersley, Tommy Lee Tankersley and many great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family.

Pallbearers will be Herchel Hoffpauir, Justin Burkhead, Chad Nichols, Arthur Rabado, Steve Norwood and James Dorman.