Walter Lex Pinson, 86, of Orange passed away April 10, at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Visitation will be Tuesday at Claybar funeral home from 5:00-:800 p.m. 

The Funeral Service will be held at 2:00 p.m, Wednesday, April 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Jeff Bell of Calvary Baptist Church in Port Acres and the Rev. Travis Hood of Cove Baptist Church in Orange. Burial with Military Honors will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Orange.

Walter was born Sept. 8, 1929 in Hughes Springs, to Lona M. (Teague) Pinson and Walter J. Pinson. Prior to graduation from high school he worked at the Orange Leader as the Circulation Manager. Upon Graduation he was drafted into the U.S. Army and served in the Korean Conflict where he was awarded the Bronze Star with V device for Valor. After returning from Korea he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology from Lamar University in Beaumont. He then went to work with McCullough Tool Co. in Shreveport, LA. as a logging engineer as well as Chevron Oil. He returned to Orange to work out of the Pipefitters Local Union 195 until his retirement. Lex was a Master Mason at Madison Lodge in Orange for 65 years. He was an active member of Cove Baptist Church for over 40 years. He enjoyed spending time with his family camping and boating. He enjoyed painting, and his love of art was evidenced by his many portraits of family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother James Max Pinson and daughter Jannette Hudson.

He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years Betty J. Pinson; sister Maydell Brill and Husband Niles of Baytown; daughter Patti A. Wade of Beaumont; son James G. Pinson Sr. and wife Tina Baytown; son Robert Robinson and wife Linda, of Montgomery; daughter Gay Borel and husband Doug, of Orange; son, Bill Robinson and wife Carol Marietta GA; son Joel Robinson Orange; 23 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Serving as pallbearers are Jonathan Wade, Marcus Wade, Phillip Wade, Brandon Yawn, Clint Robinson and James Pinson Jr.