William Decatur Triggs, Sr., 88, of Orange, passed away Oct. 24, in Beaumont.

A Memorial service will be held at 2:30 pm, Thursday, Oct. 29, at First United Methodist Church in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. John Warren. Cremation is under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 1:30 pm.

Born in Gueydan, La, Aug. 15, 1927, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris Triggs. William retired from DuPont after 37 years of work. He was a very involved and active member of First United Methodist Church where he was an usher and served on several committees. He was a former alderman at Pinehurst, and one of the founders of Orange Christian Services.

William was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Eddie Miller; brother, Kenneth Triggs, Sr.; sister-in-law, Bessie Triggs and brother-in-law, Don Miller.

He is survived by his wife, Jerry Triggs; son, William D. Triggs, Jr. and wife Phyllis, of Crowley, La; step-children, Jerry Fairchild and wife Kelli, of Lumberton and Max Fairchild and wife Brenda, of Beaumont; grandchildren, Nicholas A. Triggs and wife Tien and Tonya T. Nicolosi and husband David; great-grandchildren, Taran Triggs, Lilliana Nicolosi and Keira Nicolosi; brother, Phillip K. Triggs, of Lake Havasu City, Az. and several nieces and nephews.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to First United Methodist Church at 502 N. 6tgh St., Orange, Texas 77631 or to Orange Christian Services at 2518 West Park, Orange, Texas 77630.