LeRoy John Usie, 69, of Orange, passed away peacefully in his home with his family by his side on Jan. 12, after battling lung cancer. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 15, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Orange, with the Rev. Joseph P. Daleo officiating. Entombment will follow at the St. Mary’s Cemetery Mausoleum.

Visitation will be from 5:00-9:00 p.m., Monday at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, with a Rosary at 7:00 p.m., recited by Deacon Melvin Payne.

Born in Breaux Bridge, LA, on March 1, 1943, LeRoy was the son of O’Neil and Inez (Landry) Usie. He proudly served six years in the U.S. Army National Guard in Louisiana and Utah from 1965 to 1971.

He worked as an office manager for 42 years for an engineering and construction company. His job took him and his family to many places across the United States including California, Minnesota, Mississippi, Utah, Louisiana and Texas.

He also worked on the Alaskan Pipeline two different times during his career.

LeRoy enjoyed watching sports, especially football. He also loved cooking steaks on the grill. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother and friend.

He is survived by Earline Stoute Usie, his loving wife of 47 years; sons and daughters-in-law, Randy and Melissa Usie of Orange, Jason and Stacy Usie of League City; grandchildren, Andrew Usie, Katelyn Usie, Jordan Johnson; and sister, Judy Usie and fiancé, Dugan Phillips of French Settlement, LA.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Randy Usie, Jason Usie, Roland Landry, Norris Stoute, Andrew Usie, and Jordan Johnson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Jack Watts, Dugan Phillips, and Lee Gillespie.

The family would like to thank the staff of River City Hospice for their kindness, care and compassion. We would also like to thank the doctors and nurses at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center for their excellent care.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to St. Mary’s Soup Kitchen, 912 West Cherry Ave., Orange, TX 77630, or to the charity of the donor’s choice.