Jerry W. Hummel, 79, of Orange, passed away on January 31, 2017, in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, February 3, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Lynn Ashcraft. A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Sunday, February 5, 2017 at Highland Park Cemetery in Williamsburg, Kentucky.

Visitation will precede the funeral service starting at 10:00 a.m.

Born in Williamsburg, Kentucky, on March 10, 1937, he was the son of Charles R. Hummel and Virgie (Smith) Hummel. Jerry was a member of North Orange Baptist Church and was involved in their senior adult choir. He began working at Allied Signal in Orange in 1959 and retired as a supervisor in 1994. He loved rock hunting for faceting stones and making jewelry, and he enjoyed fishing. He was a devoted husband, and an inspiring father, and grandfather. He was loved much and loved much. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Charles Hummel, Blanche Pickard, Virginia Pemberton, Ray Hummel, and Edward Hummel.

He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth S. Hummel of Orange, TX; children, Jerry Wayne Hummel and wife, Leslie, of Vidor, TX, Bobby D. Hummel and wife, Leigh, of Austin, TX, and Eddie M. Hummel and wife, Season, of Austin, TX; six grandchildren, Candice Johnson and husband, Charles, Jermey Cornwell, Nicholas Hummel, Maegan Hummel, Staci Revilla and wife, Kathryn, and Greyson Hummel; three great-grandchildren, Deontre’, Devin, and Cadence Johnson, and sister, Lena Parker of Oak Ridge, TN.