Douglas Wayne Pence, Sr., 71, of Orange passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, at his residence.

He was a native of Huntington; born on June 12, 1941 to parents Hassie Dee (Harrison) and Charles Norvel Pence Jr. He had lived most of his life in Orange and he had served his country in the Army. Douglas retired from Firestone in 2001 after many years employment as an operator. He enjoyed working in his garden and help building houses. Douglas was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend who will be missed dearly.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Pence Jr., sister, Dale Pence; brothers, Herbert Don Pence and John Harold Pence.

He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Vera Lanelle Pence of Orange; sons, Douglas Pence Jr. and wife, Brenda of Jasper, Richard Pence and wife, Marci of Fort Myers, Fl; sister, Juliann Windham and husband, Jim of Greenville, TX; brothers, Charles N. Pence III and wife, Mickey of Caldwell, ID, James Pence of Texas, Billy George Pence and wife, Helen of Texarkana, TX.

Also his memory will be cherished by his grandchildren, Miranda Ruffin, Chelsea Pence, Conner Pence, Crystal Meacham, Catherine Pence; great grandchildren, Cainan Terry, Trent Terry, Darian Pence, Kendin Hampton.

A visitation will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 12, from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm, at Dorman Funeral Home. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 11:00 am at the funeral home. Cremation will follow the services.

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A special thank you to River City Hospice and staff for the love and care given to our love one, especially Ryan Anderson, Elsie Spain and Dr. Mazzola.