(Orange, Texas)

February 17, 2014

Tunney Vercher, Sr.

Tunney Vercher, Sr.

The Orange Leader

ORANGE — Reverend Tunney Vercher, Sr, 86, of Orange, passed away on Friday, February 14, 2014, in his home.


Funeral services will be 11AM, Tuesday, February 18, 2014, at Miracle Restoration Revivals in Orange. Officiating will be Reverend Larry Doucet assisted by Brother Walter Hoffpauir. Burial will follow at Evergreen Cemetery.


Visitation will be from 5:30-9:00PM, Sunday, February 16, 2014 at Claybar Funeral Home. As well as, all day Monday, February 17 at the funeral home.


Born in Orange, TX, on July 18, 1927, Tunney Vercher, Sr. was the son of Joe Vercher, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Jerral) Vercher. Tunney served in the U.S. Merchant Marines.  He had spent the best sixty-one years with the love of his life, Beatrice Walterine Vercher. Tunney retired from the City of Orange and was the founder and  Pastor of Miracle Restoration Revivals of Orange.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Beatrice Walterine Vercher; brothers, Joe Vercher, Dempsey Vercher, Bobby Lee Vercher, Sr.; and son-in-law, Charles Parker.


Tunney is survived by his son, Tunney Vercher, Jr. and wife, Nancy of Vidor; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Parker of Carthage, Joette Hoffpauir and husband, Walter of Bridge City, Vadonia (Donna) Doucet and husband Larry of Orange; foster daughters, Judy Ann Laughlin and Mary Rose Doucet of Sulphur, LA; and brother, Tommy Vercher of Orange. He was also survived by fourteen grandchildren, numerous great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter.


Serving as pallbearers will be Chris Doucet, Justin Burkhead, Chad Nichols, Gerald Hoffpauir, Robby Thrailkille, Charles Parker, Jr., Blake Flowers. Honorary pallbearers are Kolby Flowers and Joe Vercher.


In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Miracle Restoration Revivals at 608 W. Dogwood Orange, TX 77630.

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