Jessie “Buddy” Lee Williams, 79, of Orange passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 31, at The Meadows.

A visitation will be held on Thursday Feb. 2, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Dorman Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday Feb. 3, at the funeral home.

He was born on Oct. 22, 1932 to the late Arbell (Vanpelt) and Charles Lee Williams. While he was a native of Newton, Texas, he had lived many years in the Devil’s Pocket Community but spent the last ten years in Orange. He retired as an industrial painter and sandblaster. He had served his country in the Army during the Korean Conflict. Buddy was an avid baseball fan and enjoyed working in his garden.

He was preceded in death by his parents; Mr. and Mrs. Williams; wife, Mary Dan Williams; sister, Pauline Hooks; brother, Thomas Williams.

He is survived by his daughter, Diane Trahan and husband, Roderick of Orange; sisters, Betty Joe Lavine of Hartburg, Sally Vance and husband, Eugene of Hartburg, Deloris Harris of Devil’s Pocket; brothers, Eddie Williams and wife, Connie of Buna, Charles Williams of Devil’s Pocket, Ben Williams and wife, Tina of Hoffman; granddaughter, Clara Gilley and husband, Gregory of Orange; great grandchildren, Caleb, Zachary and Madison Gilley.

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