Rev. Tunney Vercher, Sr, 86, of Orange, passed away on Friday, Feb. 14, at his home.

Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM, Tuesday, Feb. 18, at Miracle Restoration Revivals in Orange. Officiating will be the Rev. Larry Doucet, assisted by Brother Walter Hoffpauir. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:30-9:00 PM, Sunday, Feb. 16, at Claybar Funeral Home; as well as, all day Monday, Feb. 17, at the funeral home.

Born in Orange, on July 18, 1927, Tunney Vercher, Sr. was the son of Joe Vercher, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Jerral) Vercher. Tunney served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.  He had spent the best 61 years with the love of his life, Beatrice Walterine Vercher. Tunney retired from the City of Orange, and was the founder and  Pastor of Miracle Restoration Revivals of Orange.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Walterine Vercher; brothers, Joe Vercher, Dempsey Vercher, Bobby Lee Vercher, Sr.; and son-in-law, Charles Parker.

Tunney is survived by his son, Tunney Vercher, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Vidor; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Parker of Carthage, Joette Hoffpauir and husband, Walter of Bridge City, Vadonia (Donna) Doucet and husband Larry of Orange; foster daughters, Judy Ann Laughlin and Mary Rose Doucet of Sulphur, LA, and brother, Tommy Vercher of Orange. He was also survived by 14 grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.

Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Doucet, Justin Burkhead, Chad Nichols, Gerald Hoffpauir, Robby Thrailkille, Charles Parker, Jr., Blake Flowers. Honorary pallbearers are Kolby Flowers and Joe Vercher.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Miracle Restoration Revivals at 608 W. Dogwood Orange, TX 77630.