James Stephen “Jim” Orange, 66, passed away peacefully at his home on Wednesday, January 8, 2020. He was born on October 2, 1953 in Mexico, Missouri to James E. and Emma (Carson) Orange. Jim’s parents survive, as well as his wife of 32 years, Nancy L. (Johnson) Orange; daughters, Alicia (Stephen) Lewis, Katelynn (Harley) Trueblood, Krista Orange and Cassandra Orange; three grandchildren Diana Ray, Michael Orange and Casey Ray; also surviving are two sisters Emily (Michael) Jones, Diann (Jim) Feick and his brother Mark (Judy) Orange. His brother Ralph Orange preceded him in death.
Jim worked for over 30 years at Gunite Corporation. He was a member of Calvary Assembly of God Church for 40 years, and now attends Connexions Church in Elkhart. He attended Trinity Bible College in Ellendale North Dakota, where he sang with the college group the Troubadours. Jim also liked to crochet, cats, computers, music and muscle cars, having owned a 1969 Camaro SS.
A visitation will be held in Jim’s honor from 6-8 pm Friday, at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. Elkhart, IN. Celebration of life services will be held at 11:30 am with additional visitation 1 hour prior on Saturday, January 11, 2020 at Connexions Church, 1600 West Beardsley Ave. Elkhart. Pastor Clay Powell and Pastor David Powell will officiate. Burial will follow at Olive West Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the church. Condolences may be made online at the Billings Funeral Home website.
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