Sterlin Wade Stringer, 51, of Orange, passed away Sept. 7, in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm, with the family receiving guests at 1:00 pm, Saturday, Sept. 12, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Lynn Ashcraft. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4:30 pm-9:00 pm, Friday, Sept. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Nov. 7, 1963, he was the son of Merrill Avner Stringer, Jr. and June Ann (Hamilton) Stringer. He was the proud owner of Show Gun Collision and Custom Cars. Sterlin was a loving father, son, brother, and soul-mate. He graduated from Little-Cypress Mauriceville High School. He loved boating, jet skiing, racing motorcycles, cars, and four wheelers. He was a master martial artist, with a fifth degree black belt. He was also a master artist who customized and airbrushed thousands of vehicles from all over the United States. He won, and placed at, many prestigious car shows, including the Heat Wave. He was young at heart and loved children and animals. He supported the OCARC and was a teacher, mentor, and father figure to many young people. Sterlin was a very strong man with a kind, soft heart, who will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his infant son, Colin Stringer; grandparents, Pauline and Merrill Avner Stringer, Sr. and June and Morgan James Hamilton and uncles, Robert Glenn Hamilton and Glenn Sanders.

Sterlin is survived by his loving fiancée and soul-mate, Lori Renee Harrison of Orange; daughter, Lauren Nicole Stringer of Orange; parents, Merrill Avner, Jr. and June Ann Stringer of Orange and sister, Dena Alaine Stringer of Maryland.

Serving as pallbearers will be Bubba Parker, Jay Fogel, Darren Peveto, Van Choate, John Kennedy, Karl Vanderstucken, Eric Hammett, Greg Beckett and Jeff Parrish. Honorary pallbearers will be William Glenn Hamilton, Tracy Stringer, Lance Stringer, Lee Stringer, Jimmy Stringer, Suzi Stringer Nesbit, Buddy Strickland and Greg Beckett.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to OCARC at 905 Park Street, Orange, Texas 77630.