Quentin “Quen” Mitchell Wingate, 55, of Orange, passed away after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, May 12, at Pinehurst Nursing Home in Orange. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am, Thursday, May 16, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Joseph P. Daleo of St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Wednesday, at the Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 pm by Deacon Melvin Payne.

Born in Orange, on Feb. 12, 1958, Quentin was the son of Cecil Francis Wingate and June (Woodside) Wingate. He was a member of Knights of Columbus and St. Mary Catholic Church. Quen had many dreams that he left unfulfilled. He was deeply loved and will be sorely missed.

He was preceded in death by his father, Cecil Wingate; and is survived by his mother, June (Woodside) Wingate; siblings and their spouses, Natalie and Doyle West of Orange, Andrew and Sheila Wingate of Minnesota, Susan Wingate and Larry Swiderski of Orange, Al and Deborah Wingate of Orange, Vickie Wingate of Minnesota, Linda (Sr Mary of Joseph) Wingate of Orange, Matthew Wingate of San Antonio, Mary Ann Wingate of Beaumont, Cecilia Wingate of Texas City, Julie and Chris Trapp of Minnesota, Phillip and Marcia Wingate of Houston, Barbara and Shanawn Holland of Orange, Peter and Joy Wingate of Virginia, Clay and Hong Wingate of Spring, Ethan and Carrie Wingate of Katy, Spencer and Jennifer Wingate of Spring, Olivia Wingate and Walter Johnson of Kingwood; and numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.

Serving as pallbearers will be Matthew Wingate, Phillip Wingate, Peter Wingate, Ethan Wingate, Spencer Wingate and Larry Swiderski. Honorary pallbearer will be Clay Wingate.