ELKHART — James Stephen “Jim” Orange, 66, of Elkhart, passed away peacefully at his home Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.
He was born Oct. 2, 1953, in Mexico, Missouri, to James E. and Emma (Carson) Orange.
Jim’s parents survive, as well as his wife of 32 years, Nancy L. (Johnson) Orange; daughters Alicia (Stephen) Lewis, Katelynn (Harley) Trueblood, Krista Orange and Cassandra Orange; three grandchildren, Diana Ray, Michael Orange and Casey Ray; two sisters, Emily (Michael) Jones and Diann (Jim) Feick; and his brother, Mark (Judy) Orange.
His brother, Ralph Orange, preceded him in death.
Jim worked for more than 30 years at Gunite Corp.
He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church for 40 years and now attends Connexions Church in Elkhart.
He attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale, North Dakota, where he sang with the college group the Troubadours.
Jim also liked to crochet, cats, computers, music and muscle cars, having owned a 1969 Camaro SS.
A visitation in Jim’s honor from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart.
Celebration of life services will be at 11:30 a.m. with additional visitation one hour prior Saturday, Jan. 11, at Connexions Church, 1600 W. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart.
Pastor Clay Powell and Pastor David Powell will officiate.
Burial will follow in Olive West Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be given to the church.
Condolences may be made online at the Billings Funeral Home website.