Jimmy Wayne Fitzgerald, 42, of Orange passed away Dec. 8, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont. Funeral Services will be at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11, at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. Burial will follow at Linscomb Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home. Born in Vinton, on Oct. 19, 1970, Jimmy was the son of James Vercy Fitzgerald and Myrtle (Johnson) Fitzgerald. Jimmy graduated from Little Cypress High School and worked at the OCARC for many years. He participated in the Special Olympics. Jimmy loved Wayne Toups and had the opportunity to play the accordion with him at one event.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Loretta Grace Fitzgerald.

Jimmy is survived by his sisters, Martha Brown and husband, Paul, Louise Smith, Elizabeth Fitzgerald and Humberto Rocha, Barbara Brown all of Orange; nieces and nephews, Anthony Reeves, Rachelle Pate, Dewayne Fitzgerald; great niece and nephew, Alex Fitzgerald, Mason Fitzgerald; step-brother, David Brown and wife, Shanna; and numerous other loving family and friends.

The family would like to thank the staff at Baptist Hospital Beaumont ICU and especially Josie Smith for their excellent care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the OCARC, 905 West Park, Orange, Texas 77630.

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