Nolan Guidroz, Sr., 77, of Orange, passed away March 22, at Baptist Hospital in Beaumont.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am, Tuesday, March 29, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Father Sinclair Oubre of St Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Orange. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery in Orange.

Visitation will be from 5:00-8:00 pm, Monday, March 28, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. A rosary will be recited starting at 7:00 pm at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange officiated by Janice Menard.

Born in Port Barre, La, Nov. 13, 1938, he was the son of Ollie Joseph Guidroz and Azalle Marie Richard. Nolan was a retired purchasing agent for Little Cypress ISD. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, and friend who will be missed by all who knew and loved him. He enjoyed cooking and fishing with his friend Wiggins and enjoyed trips to Delta Downs, but most of all his loving wife of 46 years and his family were his heart.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers Roy Joseph Guidroz and Ervin Joseph Guidroz.

He is survived by his wife, Betty Leard Guidroz of Orange; four children, Nolan Joseph Guidroz, Jr. and wife Rhonda of Orange, Tammy Menard and husband Dean of Bridge City, Jessica Garcia and husband Rene’ from The Woodlands and Jason Guidroz and wife Erin from Orangefield; 12 grandchildren, Health Elmore, Norman Elmore and wife Amber, Lindsey Guidroz-Gilbreath and husband Matthew, Bailey Guidroz, Victoria Garcia, Emma Humplik, Chase Garcia, Jackson Humplik, Jeslyn Guidroz, Isabella Garcia, Colt Guidroz and Beau Guidroz and his nine great-grandchildren.

Serving as pallbearers will be Health Elmore, Norman Elmore, Charles Leard, Matt Gilbreath, Troy Guidry and Tanner Thompson.