Kennie Edwin Gilstrap, Jr., 55, of Orange, passed away Jan. 11, in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, Jan. 15, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Mr. Todd Shores. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 pm, Thursday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, April 11, 1960, he was the son of Kennie “Ken” Edwin Gilstrap, Sr. and Annie Lopez Gilstrap. Kennie was a part of the first graduating class of West Orange-Stark High School in 1978. He was a hard worker who retired from Firestone as an operator. Kennie was a member of North Orange Baptist Church. He enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. He collected model trucks and model trains. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Vanessa Gilstrap; mother, Annie Gilstrap and his brother, Jerald Gilstrap.

He is survived by his father, Ken Gilstrap, Sr.; daughter, Andrea Williams (Stephen); son, Corey Gilstrap (Tabitha Boykin); two grandchildren, Ray Reider, Jr. and Cole Williams; siblings, Selah Benton (Mark) and Craig Gilstrap (Mary); niece, Patricia Broussard (Kyle) and her children, Abigail, Allie and Audrey.

Serving as pallbearers will be Corey Gilstrap, Stephen Williams, Ray Reider, Mark Benton, Craig Gilstrap, John Meaux, Jeff Veitch and Bryan Boldt.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Claybar Funeral Home in Orange to help with funeral expenses.