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Thurl Edward Minchew

December 14, 1929 ~ September 27, 2021 (age 91)

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Thurl Edward Minchew, age 91 of Orange, Texas, passed away at his home on Monday, September 27, 2021. A service to celebrate his life will be held at 2:00 PM on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at North Orange United Pentecostal Church with Dr. Phil Holder officiating. Interment will immediately follow at Forest Lawn in Orange. Family and friends will gather for a visitation from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 at Dorman Funeral Home.

Thurl was born in Rains County, Texas on December 14, 1929 to parents Ada Bell Peery Minchew and Thomas Reed Minchew. He proudly served his country in the United States Mairnes. Thurl retired from Southwestern Bell as a telephone line tech after 36 years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and traveling to see his wonderful longtime friends, Vicki and Ike Matthews. Thurl was a loving and kind man that never met a strange. He treasured his family and was happiest when spending time with them. Thurl will be greatly missed by all that knew him.

He is preceded in death by his wife Karen Jean Minchew, daughter Cynthia Gail Minchew, grandchild Jonathan Minchew and his parents, Thomas and Ada Minchew.

Those left to cherish his memory are his children; Brent Wade Minchew, Sr. of Orange, TX, Brian David Minchew and his wife Tammy of SC, Carey Allen Minchew and his wife Reba of San Antonio, TX and Mary Kay Berndt and her husband Don of Orange, TX, nine grandchildren; Brent Minchew, Jr., and his wife Katherine, Cynthia Minchew, Thomas Minchew, Brian Minchew, Sabrina Horacek and her husband Tim, Dreaux Minchew and his fiancé Mandy , Jeremy Alleman, Kris Alleman and Athena Berndt, nine great grandchildren; Trea Minchew, Melana Minchew, Kenneth Minchew, Joseph Minchew, Lucas Minchew, Khrissy Alleman, Ronnie Alleman and Jonathan Minchew, Jr.

Pallbearers to honor Thurl will be Thomas Minchew, Brian Minchew, Dreaux Minchew, Brent Minchew, Jr., Jeremy Alleman and Kristofer Alleman.

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September 29, 2021

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Dorman Funeral Home
8808 Highway 87 North
Orange, TX 77632

Funeral Service
September 30, 2021

2:00 PM
North Orange United Pentecostal Church

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