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Gerald W. Orange Sr.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Gerald Wayne Orange Sr. March 25, 1952 - February 10, 2014 Louis Sr. and Louester Orange on March 25, 1952 welcomed Gerald Wayne Orange into this world in Chickasha, Oklahoma. On February 10, 2014 surrounded by a host of family and friends following a brief illness he departed his earth life. Gerald graduated Chickasha High School in May 1971, after graduation he served with honor in the United States Navy. Upon his return to Oklahoma he attended the University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma and the American Broadcasting School. Gerald worked for FAA in Oklahoma City, the City of Chickasha, and was an independent truck owner/driver before retiring. He married his high school sweetheart Crystal Tribue-Brown on June 18, 1971 and of this union three beautiful children were born. Throughout Gerald's life he enjoyed traveling, music, sports and casinos. He loves the outdoors and spending time with his grandchildren, family and friends. Gerald touched many lives with his smile, generosity and unique sense of humor. Gerald is preceded in death by his parents grandparents, Bill and Lucinda Jenkins, Light Hayes and Bertha Orange brothers, Meadow, Leonard, Louis Jr. sisters, Mildred and Virginia Ruth uncles and aunts, Shirley and Evelyn Orange, Reetus and Alberta Orange, Edward and Minnie Jenkins, and Hazel Smith. He is survived by his loving wife Crystal of 42 years, one son, Gerald Jr (Lois) of Oklahoma City two daughters, Kendra (James) Galloway of Raleigh, NC and Jatona of Chickasha five grandchildren, Michelle Orange of Moore, Javon and Tiana Galloway of Raleigh, NC, Jaiden Swain of Chickasha and Shauntegas Foye of Four Oaks, NC great-granddaughter, Geniyah Snead of Four Oaks, NC three sisters, Lorena (Chester) Roberts and Louester (Henry) Harris of Del City and Bertha Smith of Annadale, VA two brothers, Marcelleous (Sharon) War Masters, PA and William (Rita) of Blue Springs, MO mother-in-law, Juanita Brown of Chickasha three brother-in-laws, Timothy (Keivon) Brown of Tulsa, Bob and Willie Brown of Chickasha two sister-in-laws, Carla Brown of Chickasha and Nicole Brown of Oklahoma City godchild, Ebony (Moe) McFadden of Chickasha god-grandchildren, Evan Copeland, Lindberg Carrey, Contessa and Xavier McFadden of Chickasha and a host of relatives and friends. Arrangements under the direction of Sunny Lane Funeral Home, Del City, OK.