Eugene “Gene” Mires, 76, of Bridge City, Texas, passed away on July 30, 2018, at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Beaumont, Texas.

 

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Friday, August 3, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange, Texas. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

 

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

 

Born in Orange, Texas, on February 17, 1942, he was the son of James Richard Mires, Sr. and Bernice Marie (Foreman) Mires. He graduated Valedictorian of his 1961 class at Johnson Bayou High School in Louisiana. Gene went on to work as a Pipefitter for Local 195 and proudly served his country in the United States Army in South Korea. He was a man of God and an active member of Community Church in Orange. Gene had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to have fun and joke around. He had a natural artistic ability and enjoyed spending time playing cards and dominos with family and friends. Gene loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

 

Gene was preceded in death by his father, James Richard Mires, Sr.; brothers, J.R. Mires, Jr. and Burt Mires; and his sister, Loretta Mires.

 

Those left to cherish his memory include his loving wife of 55 years, Virginia Mires; children, Gene Mires and wife Felicia, and Lisa Gomez and husband Sal; grandchildren, Blake Mires, Devon Mires, Chelsea Mires, Gil Gomez, Garon Gomez, and Vanessa Esparza and husband Jay; 7 great-grandchildren; his mother, Bernice Mires; brothers, Wynne Mires and wife Patricia and Del Mires and wife Annabelle; sister, Marilyn Broussard and husband Tim; sister-in-law, Ellen Sartin; brothers-in-law, Lewis Morris and wife Margaret and Ernie Morris and wife Sandy; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and other loving family and friends.

 

Serving as pallbearers will be Blake Mires, Devon Mires, D.J. Mires, Joe Mires, Sal Gomez, Mark Clark, and Eric Sartin. Honorary pallbearers are Gil Gomez and Garon Gomez.

 

In lieu of customary remembrances donations may be made to Community Christian School at 3400 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr., Orange, TX 77632.

 

The family would like to extend a special thank you to Mary Pilley and Tirena Henry for their compassionate and loving care.