Richard Douglas “Doug” Reese, 72, of Orange, passed away Aug. 23, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26, at Old First Orange Baptist Church. Officiating will be the Rev. Keith Meyer of Old First Orange Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens under the direction of Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Visitation will precede the service beginning at 10:00 a.m.

Born in Orange, on April 10, 1943, he was the son of Richard William Reese, Jr. and Audrey Marie (Mulkey) Reese. Doug worked at Firestone in Orange for 40 years. He was a member of Old First Orange Baptist Church and enjoyed mission work. He traveled with Builders for Christ from Old First Orange Baptist Church building churches across the United States.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Dixie Rule Reese of Orange; children, Debbie Norman and husband Charlie of Beaumont, Monique Hunt and husband Rob of Kingwood, David Reese and wife Tammy of Prosper, and Richard “Ricky” Reese, Jr. of Bessemer, Al, Diane Trujillo and husband Ray of Austin, Jim Carpenter and wife Tess of Orange, Cheryl Raposa and husband Jim of Kountze, and Leah Fontenot and husband Milton of Kountze; brother, Ronnie Reese and wife Patsy of Orange; and sister Cherry Dauterive and husband Keith of Bridge City; 20 grandchildren; three great grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Winn Reese, Dean Selman, Dustin Selman, Keith Dauterive, Billy Crull, Tye Norman, Tyler Reese, Jamie Hunt, Will Hunt, and Eric Becker.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Old First Orange Baptist Church at 7925 I-10, Orange, TX 77630, or Altus Hospice at 370 N 10th St, Beaumont, TX 77702.

The family would like to thank Altus Hospice, Katelyn Carpenter, Missy Lee, Patsy Charlot and Lois Jullian, for their loving care they provided for Doug.