Rondell Ray Coltharp, 57, of Orange passed away Tuesday, April 16, at Baptist Hospital in Orange. A memorial gathering will be held from 2:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Littlefield, TX., on May 7, 1955, Rondell was the son of Vandel Dolan Coltharp and Wanda Jeannette (Plew) Coltharp. He was a retired Fire Chief for Little Cypress Volunteer Fire Department and also retired from Orange County Road and Bridge where he was a Heavy Equipment Mechanic.

He was preceded in death by his father, mother; and his step-mother, Louise Coltharp.

Rondell is survived by his fiancée, Deanna Louise Hale; daughter, April, and her three children; daughter, Jennifer, and her three children; daughter, Kymberlee Green and husband, Chris; granddaughter, Katie Bug; son, Justin Hetherwick; sister, Pamela Sue Hilbert; and brother, Kendal Lee Coltharp. He is also survived by his step-sisters, Janet Travis and family, Diane Wilcox and family; great aunts, Geraldine Oravets and Lovilla Cochran; one niece and nephew; and his cousins.

Rondy was a friend to all and enemy to none.