Longtime Orange resident, H. “Jim” Scarbrough, 70, passed away Aug. 24, at Harbor Hospice in Beaumont.

Jim was born March 1, 1944 to James Elsworth Scarbrough and Naomi (Pitts) Scarbrough. He graduated from Pasadena High School in 1962 and became a Master plumber, owning his own business in Alvin,  for 10 years. He then worked for DuPont in Orange until he retired in 2000. Upon retirement he moved to Lufkin. Jim loved to fish and travel, having made it to all 50 states. He loved to bowl, play cards, dominoes and work puzzles. Most of all he enjoyed being around family and friends.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Jenny (Strahan) Scarbrough; sons, Steve Scarbrough of Pasadena, Ed Scarbrough and wife, Cristy of Mauriceville; daughter, Shelley Earnest and husband, Joey of Orange; grandchildren, Amber Scarbrough of Nederland, Todd Scarbrough, USAF, Germany, Amanda Daigle of Lumberton, Lindsey, Lacey, Stephen and Shane Scarbrough, all of Pasadena, Brayden Earnest of Orange; step grandson, Brandon Butcher, USAF, Alaska; three great grandsons, Lane, Elliott, and Palmer; sister, Jeri Patterson and husband, Sammy of Pasadena; sister in law, Barbara Droddy and husband, Clarence of Orange, and numerous relatives and friends that will always be appreciated for their love and support through the years, especially during his battle with pancreatic cancer the last 18 months.

He fought hard and amazed the doctors that he lived past their predictions. He will sorely be missed, but is at rest now in his heavenly home.

A visitation will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, from 5:00 pm until 9:00 pm at Dorman Funeral Home.

A funeral service will be held Thursday, Aug. 28, at 2:00 pm at Silver Oaks Baptist Church in Orange, with the Rev. Ed Rawls officiating. Burial will follow at Autumns Oaks Memorial Park in Orange.

Honoring Mr. Scarbrough as pallbearers will be Ed Scarbrough, Steve Scarbrough, Rob Droddy, Sammy Patterson, Rick Patterson and Stephen Scarbrough. Honorary pallbearers are Clarence Droddy, Danny Squires, Keith Kemper, Gary Gray, Bobby Ener, Don Fields and Dan Flanagan.