Charles Wayne “Charlie” Kibodeaux, 68, of Orange, died Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. The family will receive friends for visitation one hour prior to the service. Born in Louisiana on Aug. 7, 1944, Charlie was the son of Everette “Crick” Kibodeaux and Lucy Bell (Burch) Kibodeaux. He worked as a machinist in the oil fields.

Charlie was preceded in death by his twin infant sons; his parents; sisters, Jessie Marie O’Quinn, Patsy Wolford, Thelma Joe Gibbs; brothers, Jesse (Ball) Gibbs and Everett Kibodeaux.

Charlie is survived by his partner, Wendy Ward of Orange; children, Carol Hanks, Sherry Mason and Shayne Wilson. He is also survived by Wendy’s children, Shelby Ward, whom he called “Little Bit” and was his sidekick, Courtney and Gypsy.

Also surviving are his brothers and sisters, Ella Mae Eckels of Ohio, Carl “Dean” Kibodeaux of Nevada, Calvin “Crick” Kibodeaux of Orangefield, James “Tooter” Gibbs of Hackberry, LA, Dora Ordonez of Orange, Naomi Sneed of Bridge City, Donna “Tiny” Morcom of Orange, Don “Tommy” Gibbs of Orangefield, Lilly Wold of Orangefield, Russie Attaway of Orangefield, Russell Gibbs of Orangefield, Frances Boutte of Orangefield, Delious Gibbs of Orangefield, Velma Suchanek of Fields, LA, Kathy Simon of Hackberry, and Denise Kibodeaux of Sulphur.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory in Bridge City.

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