Delbert Grady Risinger

Published 5:08 pm Friday, March 16, 2018


Delbert Grady Risinger, 81, of Orange, Texas, passed away on March 16, 2018, at his home surrounded by loved ones.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, March 20, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Barry Bradley, of First Baptist Church in Orange. Burial will follow the service at Autumn Oaks Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Monday, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.

Born in Shelby County, Texas, on November 15, 1936, he was the son of Grady Buren Risinger and Sara Allie Risinger. Delbert worked as an Instrumentation Electrician at Temple-Inland, formerly known as Owens Illinois, in Orange. He graduated from Shelbyville High School in 1954 and grew up in the Patroon Community. He enjoyed ranching, playing guitar, and singing. He loved his family dearly and will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Joyce Irene Etheredge Risinger; parents, Grade and Allie Risinger; son, Ben Alan Risinger; grandchildren, Nicholas Alan Franck and Tyler James Risinger; and his sister, Sara Louise Yarbrough.

Delbert is survived by his sons, Mike Risinger and wife Linda of Orange, Randy Risinger and wife Sylvia of Orange; daughter, Annette Franck of Orange; grandchildren, Willie Franck, Nicole Lind, Stacy Broussard, Sherrie Royer, Brian Risinger, Eric Risinger, and Cory Risinger; and 12 great-grandchildren, Hunter, Trey, Allie, Brooke, Mason, Sarah, Vick, Addie, Jackson, Dylan, Kennedy, and Jaylon. He is also survived by his siblings, Marlon Risinger of Orange, Jerry Risinger of Orange, Sybile Truss of Nacogdoches, and Shirley Webb of Dickerson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Brian Risinger, Eric Risinger, Willie Franck, Cory Risinger, Trey Broussard, Hunter Franck, and Dylan Lind.