Calvin Walter Stakes, Sr.

Published 2:09 pm Friday, December 7, 2018

Calvin Walter Stakes, Sr., 84, of Orange, Texas, passed away on December 4, 2018, in Orange.

Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m., Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at Claybar Funeral Home in Bridge City, Texas. Officiating will be Chaplain Russell Willis of Kindred Hospice. Burial will follow the service at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens in Orange.

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

Born in Orange, Texas, on March 31, 1934, he was the son of Derwood Stakes and Mary Lou Manning Stakes. Calvin was the owner and operator of Stakes Electric, and served his country in the United States Army National Guard. He was a member of the 32nd Mason in Orange and enjoyed spending time outdoors hunting and fishing. Calvin was a likeable, fun, happy man who lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. He always had a smile on his face and made everyone he knew feel loved and special. Calvin’s fun stories, big hugs, and laughter will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Derwood and Mary Lou; his loving wife, Bobbie Jean Stakes; and his daughter, Terrie Linn Stakes.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children, Calvin Stakes, Jr., of Bridge City and Kellie Muckleroy and husband Scott, of Sequim, WA; granddaughter, Citori Stakes, of Hillster; and his siblings, Derwood “Speedy” Stakes and Bonnie Dickerson and husband John, all of Orange.

Serving as pallbearers will be Mike Parish, Joey Campbell, Mike Collins, Clyde Sneed, John Morgan, and Aaron Campbell. Honorary pallbearers are Dr. Rod Fisette, Jimmy Dillon, Jay Smallwood, Lester Saucier, and Danny Stilley.