Ralph James Nunez, 77, of Orange, passed away Dec. 16, in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, Dec. 18, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 9:00 am.

Born in Beaumont, Feb. 22, 1938, he was the son of Eddie Joseph Nunez and Estelle Marie Derise Nunez. Ralph was a past Grand Master of Bridge City and a retired sheet metal worker with Local 196.

He was preceded in death by his parents and six siblings.

He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Judy Nunez; sons, Scott Nunez and Bryan Nunez and wife, JoAnne, all of Orange; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Gary Chance, Joseph Conley, Jacob Nunez, Bryan Nunez and Scott Nunez.