Preston J. Premeaux, 85, of Orange, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, in Harbor Hospital in Orange .

Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday from Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Officiating was Chaplain Kevin Trinkle of Memorial Hermann Baptist Orange Hospital. Burial will follow in Hillcrest Memorial Gardens near Bridge City .

Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday in the funeral home.

Preston was born on April 7, 1924, in Gueydan, La., the son of Freddie and Norma (Meyers) Premeaux. Preston was a post commander for the VFW in Sulphur during the 1970s and was a Navy veteran of World War II.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and wife Alberta Premeaux.

Survivors include daughters, Lana Rowe and her husband Gary of Houston, Patricia Johnson and her husband Sonny of Dequincy, La., Carolyn Penick and her husband Jerry of Orange; son, Kenneth Premeaux of Orange; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brother, Donnie Premeaux of Biloxi, Miss; and sisters, Shirley English of Groves and Dorothy Murphy of North Carolina.

Pallbearers will be Brandon LeBlanc, John Paul Johnson, Carl Cooley, Lee Foshee, Glen Moore and Henry McDaniel.