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March 15, 2013

Donald Edward “ Don ” McCluskey

ORANGE — Donald Edward “ Don ” McCluskey, 63, of Orange, passed away Thursday, March 14, 2013 at Baptist Hospital of Southeast Texas in Orange after a long struggle with illness. Born on September 26, 1949 in Carrollton, Mississippi to his parents, Edward William McCluskey and Dorothy (Bailey) McCluskey. He lived in Orange for over 30 years, he had previously lived in Baton Rouge, he was of the Baptist faith and he owned and operated Shelby’s Coffee Service in Orange. Don enjoyed drinking coffee with friends, fishing, he was a family man and was very generous to those in his life and he will be most remembered as being a Quintessential Southern Man.  Don is preceded in death by his parents and his son, Harold Leigh. Those who will most cherish his memory are his wife of 27 years, Eloise Prudhome McCluskey of Orange; daughter, Susan McCluskey Williams of Miami, Oklahoma; son, Eddie Edward McCluskey and wife, Stephanie of Miami, Oklahoma; sister, Martha Ferguson and husband, Steve of Chattanooga, Tennessee; brother, Franky McCluskey and wife, Sherry of Carrollton, Mississippi; eight grandchildren, two great grandchildren as well as numerous members of his extended family.  Services by which to remember Don’s life will be at 5:00 P.M. Saturday, March 16, 2013 in the Chapel of Dorman Funeral Home in Orange. A gathering of Don’s family and friends will be from 1:00 P.M. until service time on Saturday at the funeral home. Cremation will follow services. Honorary pallbearers are Colby Lesher, Eddie McCluskey, Zack Leigh, Kyler Brown and Trey Kessell.  Friends may sign the register book and leave condolences at www.dormanfuneralhome.com. 

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