Jimmy Vessel, 65, of Orange, passed away after a lengthy illness Sunday, March 9, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Funeral services will be at at 11:00 a.m., Friday, March 14, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Robert Modisette and wife, Doctor Jan Modisette of Faith Memorial Baptist Church in Jacksonville, TX. Burial will follow at Autumn Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 13, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, on Feb. 12, 1949, Jimmy was the son of Jimmie L. and Marie (Hicks) Vessel of Orange. Jimmy enjoyed fishing and working in the yard. He was an employee of DuPont Sabine River Works in Orange. He will be missed dearly by all who knew him.

He was preceded in death by his father, Jimmie L. Vessel; mother, Marie Hicks Vessel of Orange; and brother, Robert Lee Vessel.

Jimmy is survived by his sister Donna Bonin and husband Jesse of Orange; nephew Brooks Bonin and wife Lorri; niece Rhonda Whitaker; great nieces Aston and Madison Bonin, and Shelbi Whitaker.

Serving as Pallbearers will be Jesse Bonin, Brooks Bonin, Lee Roy Granger, Terrell Burch, William Hubbard, Mason Nuss, Harold McDonald, and Mike Wilson.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Humane Society of Southeast Texas, P.O. Box 1629, Beaumont, Texas 77704.