Ernest William Orange

Born: Fri., Apr. 23, 1937
Died: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018


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Obituary for Ernest William “Willie” Orange

Ernest William “Willie” Orange, 81 of Prospect, VA passed away peacefully on August 29, 2018.  He was born on April 23, 1937 in Prince Edward County, VA. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Ernest Robert Orange and Bessie Goin Orange and his sisters Gladys Orange Fulcher and Frances Orange Sanchez. 

He is survived by his nieces Karen Fulcher, Cassandra Sanchez, and Maria Sanchez Yost, and nephew Brian Sanchez and many dear cousins.

He retired from Stackpole and Carbone Companies.  He was a member of the Prospect Volunteer Fire Department for 47 years, many of those on the board of directors as the secretary.  He proudly served in the U.S. Army, and was a longstanding member of Glenn Memorial Baptist Church.

A graveside service will be held on Sunday, September 2, 2018 at 3:00 pm at Olive Branch Cemetery, Prospect, VA.  The service will be immediately followed by a celebration of Willie’s life at Prospect Volunteer Fire Department, Prospect, VA.

Memorial contributions may be made to Prospect Volunteer Fire Department, P.O. Box 145, Prospect, VA  23960. 

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ben higgins
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
William Orange., attended Farmville H.S. with him.. He was a easy going., quiet guy., served his community , would help anybody., big heart.. God Bless. Nan @ Ben Higgins

Howard Bucknam
   Posted Sat September 01, 2018
Willie was a good friend and an outstanding person. I will truly miss him. Condolences to the family. Rest In Peace my friend.

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