William “Slim” Hamner, 88, of Orange passed away Saturday, July 30, in Orange.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 3, at St. Mary Catholic Church. The Rev. Joseph P. Daleo will be officiating. Entombment will follow at St. Mary Cemetery Mausoleum.

A gathering of family and friends will be from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m., Tuesday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. by The Rev. Joseph P. Daleo.

Mr. Hamner was born Dec. 23, 1922 in Northport, Al., to Marshall David and Lavada (Hughes) Hamner. He joined the United States Navy in 1942 and served during World War II, The Korean Conflict and in the Philippines. He was proud to serve his country and did so until he retired in 1962. He then joined the Fleet Reserve Association and worked at Smith Cleaners and later retired from Texas Polymers.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife, Isabelle Hamner; sons, Ray Breaux and Whitney Breaux; four brothers and one sister.

Those left to cherish his memory are his daughters-in-law, Barbara Breaux of Orange and Vashti Breaux of Cleveland, Tn; and six granddaughters and their spouses, Debi and David Hicks, Terri and Revis Whitmire, Denise and Arthur Carter, Karen and Lloyd Cargill, Janice and Drew Nicholas and Angela and Kyle Ross.

He is also survived by eighteen great grandchildren, eleven great-great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild that’s on the way; brother, Gordon Hamner; brother-in-law, Murphy Vidalier; sister-in-law, Della Mae Vidalier and numerous nieces and nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be David Hicks, Michael Peveto, Arthur Carter, Aaron Carter, Tommy Dunham, Mike Dunham, Landon Cargill and Jason Cargill. Honorary pallbearer will be Lloyd Cargill, Jr.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to St. Mary Catholic Church, 912 W Cherry Ave, Orange, TX 77630 or to St. Mary Catholic School, 2600 Bob Hall Rd, Orange, TX 77630.