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Henry T. Bland, Jr., 95, died on Wednesday, December 19, 2018 in Kerrville, Tx. Visitation will be Friday, December 28, 2018 from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. and funeral service will be at 1:00 P.M. at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Bridge City. Officiating will be Reverend Mark Bunch, of St. Paul United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Mose Granger Cemetery in Orangefield, Texas. Henry was born August 18, 1923 in Orange Texas to Henry T. Bland, Sr. and Lillie Agnes (Granger) Bland. He was a direct descendant of Susanna Harmon and Peyton Bland, an Orange County pioneer family.  Henry was married to Imogene Sorge in 1947 until her death in 2008. He was a longtime member of St. Paul United Methodist church in Bridge City, past president of the Orange Jaycees and past president of both the Orange Lions Club and Bridge City Lions Club. He owned and operated the Capistrano Cafe in Orange Texas for twenty years, then worked twenty years as the Orange County Meat Inspector for the State of Texas.  After retirement he enjoyed traveling with Imogene in their RV and camping with the Gator Sam RV Club. He also enjoyed gardening and raising chickens.Henry was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, and his sister Bonnie (Bland) Brauer. He is survived by his sister Joann (Bland) Gabriel, his daughter Deborah Linscomb and husband Kenneth, his son Larry T. Bland and his wife Peggy, two grandsons, Travis W. Linscomb and Troy M. Pitcher, one great granddaughter Aslyn M. Pitcher, and many nieces and nephews. 

Memorial contributions may be made in Henry’s name to the Society of St. Stephen at St. Paul United Methodist Church in Bridge City, Texas.