John Samuel Hanes, 74, of Orange passed away at his home Sunday, Sept. 6.

Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday at the funeral home. Officiating will be the Rev. John Warren, pastor of First United Methodist Church of Orange. Cremation will follow under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.

Born in Lodi, OH, May 23, 1941, he was the son of Elton Elias and Bernice (Vanasdal) Hanes. He served in the United States Army and afterward worked as a mechanical engineer for Firestone, where he later retired. He was very active at First United Methodist Church, where he was a member. He served on several committees at the church, was a lay reader, head of the ushers, a member of the church council, worked as a church representative for UMCOR and received one of several humanitarian awards from Catholic Charities for his work during the Hurricane Rita Recovery. Mr. Hanes also volunteered with the AARP every year to file taxes for people. As an avid walker, he belonged to two walking groups, a morning and evening one and enjoyed golfing three times a week with his friends at Sunset Grove Country Club.

He was preceded in death by parents and brother, William Lee Hanes.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 50 years, Beverly Roberts Hanes of Orange; son, John William Hanes and wife, Kristy of Cypress and six grandchildren, Ryan, Charlynn and Janson Hanes and Daryn, Natalie and Amanda Crowninshield.

The family would like to thank Southeast Texas Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to either, First United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 502 N 6th St, Orange, TX 77630, Southeast Texas Hospice, 912 W. Cherry St, Orange, TX 77630 or American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123.