Raymond Ben Herman, 66, Orange, Texas
Raymond Ben Herman, 66, of Orange, Texas, passed away on May 8, 2017, in Port Arthur, Texas.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m., Tuesday, May 16, 2017, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Joseph P. Daleo. Burial will follow at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery.Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., with a Rosary held at 7:00 p.m., Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.Born in Orange, Texas, on July 1, 1950, Raymond was the son of Ray J. Herman and Antoinette (Mazzola) Herman. He honorably served his country in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. Raymond graduated with a Masters in Education from Lamar University. He worked as a school teacher, a coach, driver’s education teacher, and was part owner of Park Avenue Service. In his later years, he was employed at Delta Downs Casino and Racetrack. He enjoyed sports, racehorses, gambling, and traveling. Raymond loved being at the station each day visiting with the community. Raymond’s grandsons, Jacob and Brady, were the light of his life, and he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John Herman, Ronnie Herman, and Richard Herman; and his son, Raymond Herman, Jr.Raymond is survived by his daughter, Christi Anderson and husband Mike, of Orange; godchild and niece, Patricia Broussard and husband Kyle, of Orange; grandchildren, Jacob Anderson and Brady Anderson; sister, Frances Bacak, of Moss Point, MS; brother, James Herman and wife Bitsy, of Orange; sister-in-law, Sherry Herman of Orange; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.Serving as pallbearers will be Adam Herman, Tom Ball, Herman Kilchrist, Colin Grant, Johnny Lucia, Kyle Broussard, Joey Claybar, Jim Bean, and Dustin Arbogast.In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Mary Catholic School Foundation at 2600 Bob Hall Rd., Orange, TX 77630.