William “Hoy” Teal, 88, of Orange, passed away Thursday, Sept. 13, at his residence after an illness. Born on Nov. 3, 1923 in Orange, to his parents, William Henry Teal and Ruby Josephine (Stockman) Teal, he was a lifelong resident of Orange, a member of Little Cypress Baptist Church.

He worked as a process operator for the DuPont Sabine River Works Plant in Orange and was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War, II. Hoy was also a member of the Little Cypress Lions Club, he served on the Little Cypress School Board, sold Knapp Shoes and he enjoyed hunting and the gardening of vegetables, which he often shared with his friends.

Hoy is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Lula Mae (Cooley) Teal and his step brothers, Herbert Teal, Wallace Teal and Homer Teal.

Those who will most cherish his memory are his daughter, Mary Lou (Teal) Keeling and husband, Robert T. “Bob” of Orange; his son, William Hoy Teal, Jr. and wife, Margaret of Dayton; sister, Ollie Mae “Peggy” Alford of Deweyville; grandchildren, Tammy Major and husband, Joe, Jason Keeling and wife, Robin, Gary Neel, Cindy Metteauer, Diana Wallace and husband, Chuck and Tanya Avirett. Hoy is also survived by 14 great grandchildren and numerous extended family.

Services to remember Hoy’s life will be at 2:00 P.M. Sunday, Sept. 16, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange, with the Rev. David Turner, officiating. Military honors and Interment will follow services where he will be laid to rest next to his wife at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

A gathering of Hoy’s family and friends, for a time of reflection, will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.dormanfuneralhome.com.