Pastor Michael Clarence Meranda, age 70 of Orange, Texas, went to his heavenly home on Friday, February 12, 2021. Memorial services to honor Pastor Meranda’s life will be held at a later date at Silver Oaks Baptist Church. Arrangements were entrusted to Dorman Funeral Home.
Pastor Meranda was born in Perry, Missouri on August 22, 1950, to his parents Sarah Colene Montgomery Meranda and Clarence Dolphus Meranda. He proudly served as the Associate Pastor of Silver Oaks Baptist Church. Pastor Meranda spent countless hours sharing the word of God to everyone he came in contact with, and was always there for when people needed him. He enjoyed working as a mechanic. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Sarah Colene Meranda.
Those left to cherish his memory are his loving wife, Kathy Meranda of Orange, TX; son, Paul Meranda and his wife Amy of Mauriceville, TX; daughter, Sarah Katherine Tate and husband Troy of Gresham, TX; three grandchildren that he raised; Micah Meranda, Trevin Boone, and Brent Meranda all of Orange, TX; brothers, John Meranda and wife Lori of Mexico, MO and Eric Meranda of Mexico, MO; sister, Betty Davis of Perry, MO; grandchildren, Timothy Tate, Grace Tate, Lily Tate, Rose Tate, Violet Tate and Glory Tate, as well as, numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and wonderful friends.
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