Curtis J. LaFleur, 87, of Orange, passed away on July 13, 2017, in Galveston.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m., Monday, July 17, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange. Officiating will be Pastor Travis Hood and Sunday School Teacher, Terrell Burch. Burial will follow at Orange Forest Lawn in West Orange.
Visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Claybar Funeral Home in Orange.
Born in Elton, Louisiana, on July 26, 1929, he was the son of Edmund LaFleur and Felida (Myers) LaFleur. Curtis retired from Air Liquide after 42 years with most of his time spent in maintenance. He was a prior member of Hartburg Baptist Church in Deweyville and then a member of Cove Baptist Church in Orange the last 15 years. He enjoyed his church, cooking, and going coon hunting. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Dallas LaFleur, Clarence LaFleur, and Clifford LaFleur.
He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Leola LaFleur; children, Patricia Brown and spouse, Frank, of Orange, TX, and Glen LaFleur and spouse, Bert, of West Orange, TX,; three grandsons, Jeff Brown, Rodrick LaFleur, and Jerry Brown; five great-grandchildren, Sheldon LaFleur, Payton LaFleur, Nate Brown, Micah Brown, and Mia Brown; sister, Adeline Dawsey and husband, Bobby, of Lake Charles, LA; and numerous nephews, nieces, and extended family members.
The family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Robert Birdwell, Dr. Rudy Sotolongo, Dr. Kurt Lee and his staff and fellow patients at the Biotronics Kidney Center in Orange, and the staff at Jennie Sealy Hospital at UTMB for the excellent care of Curtis.