Kenneth Wayne Manuel, 65, of Orange, passed away Aug. 7, in Beaumont.

Visitation will begin Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 5:00 PM followed by a memorial service at 6:00 PM at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Orange, Nov. 30, 1949, he was the son of Louis Manuel, Sr. and Olivia (Blanchette) Manuel. He was a U.S. Army veteran and was stationed in South Korea during the Vietnam War.  He retired from the Huntsman Corporation in Port Neches where he was a process operator.

Mr. Manuel loved cooking and listening to Cajun music. He was very proud of his Cajun heritage. He also loved taking trips to Austin, where he lived for a time and visiting New Orleans.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Olivia and Louis Manuel, Sr. and brother, Louis Manuel, Jr..

He is survived by his sons, Kory Manuel and wife Cheryl of Vinton and Troy Manuel and wife Jessi of Orange; grandchildren, Karson Manuel, Maddox Manuel, Mason Sterling, Carley Hebert, Jeffery Hebert and Carissa Hebert and special friend, Edna Beard.

Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Claybar Haven of Rest Crematory.