Caleb Hezakiah Linscomb, 35, of Orange, was found deceased in his residence at Putnam Place Disability Residence in Orange on Tuesday, Dec. 4. Caleb was born on Jan. 5, 1977 in Orange

Those left to cherish his memory are his dad, Clyde A. Linscomb, Jr. and wife, Julie; his mother, Carolyn Mello; his sister, Sunshine Rives and her husband, Phillip; his nephews, Harley and Timber Linscomb; stepbrothers, Michael Gonzales and Damon Bailey and stepsister, Tasha Gonzales. Also are step siblings, Gary Paul, Diana, April and Elisa Mitchum.

Caleb was a lifelong resident of Orange. He attended Community Christian School, Little Cypress- Mauriceville Schools and he graduated from the Park Place Academy. He worked for Crown Pipe Shop and Trinity. An injury at Trinity in 1997 rendered Caleb disabled. In spite of his disability, he enjoyed traveling to Boston and Las Vegas with his mother in recent years.

Caleb was always helpful to the other residents of Putnam Place, giving them inspiration and transportation. Before Caleb’s injury and many back surgeries, he enjoyed water skiing, hunting, fishing, hydro sliding and barbecuing. In the past two years, Caleb reveled in hanging out with his Putnam Friends, Jimbo, Sherry, Ricky, Louise, Earl and Dean. Although it was difficult to get a word in edgewise, Caleb never met a stranger because everyone he encountered became a friend. Most recently, Caleb became interested in the computer and promoting his mother’s book.

Although Caleb never had any children he loved his nephews as though they were his own.

Caleb was preceded in death by his stepfather, Wesley Seale; his grandmothers, Zona Mello and Esther Mae Linscomb; his grandfathers Frank Mello and Clyde A. Linscomb, Sr.

Others who will also cherish his memory are aunts and uncles, Marian and Jimmy Derks, Bill and Glenda Mello, Viven D’Angelo Camara and William Camara, Ray and Bobby Linscomb, and cousins, Michael and Susan Linscomb, Jessica Yawn, Michelle Reeves and Whitney Coleman.

Services to remember and honor Caleb’s life will be at 10:00 A.M. Friday, Dec. 7, in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange with Caleb’s uncle, Jimmy Derks, officiating. Burial will follow services at the Linscomb Cemetery near Mauriceville.

A gathering of Caleb’s family and friends for a time of reflection will be from 5:00 P.M. until 9:00 P.M. Thursday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be sent to the family at

For those who desire memorial donations, a memorial account has been set up to assist the family with final expenses. Make a donation to Wells Fargo Bank, Account #1000502596215.