Marvin Ray Walston, 68, of Orange , died Tuesday, Nov. 8, at his home in Orange, after a nearly 4 year battle with brain cancer. Mr. Walston was born in Angleton, Sept. 1, 1943 to G. G. (Putt) and Dorothy Marie McCullar Walston (former residents of Orange ).

After graduating from West Orange High School in 1961, Marvin served in the US Army from 1962 until 1964. He later retired from Chevron after working there for 26 years.

Marvin was an active member of The Fraternal Order of Eagles Local Aerie 2523 serving as Worthy President from 2005 to 2008, Worthy Vice President in 2005, Trustee in 2009 and Junior Past Worthy President in 2010. Marvin was also the District One President after serving in all of the chairs. Marvin was an extremely talented guitar player and enjoyed playing for people. He enjoyed playing weekends in Houston and Bandera.

He is preceded in death by his parents.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 45 years, Sharon Armstrong Walston of Orange; son, Kelly Walston and wife, Natasha of Lake Charles; daughters, Carolee Wolfe and husband, Roy of Orange, and Amber Gunther and husband, Troy of New Braunfels. His grandchildren, Jenna Walston, Tala Walston, Kayla Walston, Christopher Wolfe, Cade Wolfe, Jade Torres, Madison Seaman, and Tawny Gunther.

He is also survived by siblings, Jeannie (Rene) James of Mineral Wells, JoAnn (Gary) Colburn of Corsicana, Pete (Vivian) Walston of Columbus, TX, Linda Clark of Corsicana, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and family members who all love him dearly.

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Saturday, Nov. 12, at Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Bro. Steve Colburn officiating. Burial will follow at Bland Cemetery . The family will receive friends for visitation from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm, Friday, Nov. 11, at the funeral home.

Serving as pallbearers will be Ervin Dailey, Ralph Bilbo, Randy Herdon, Mike Phillips, Christopher Wolfe and Cade Wolfe. Honoree pallbearer is Buck Sloan.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Southeast Texas Hospice nurses and staff, Mandy, Amanda, Gayle, Cristi and Tessa.