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Mr. Oris Joseph Granger, Sr.

July 1, 1938 - February 16, 2018

Service Date: February 24, 2018

Funeral Home Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel

Interment Live Oak Memorial Park

Church Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church

Friday (02/23): Visitation – 6PM to 9PM;  Comeaux Community Funeral Chapel

Saturday (02/24): Visitation – 7:30AM; Rosary – 8:45AM;  Funeral Mass – 9:30AM, Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church; Interment – Live Oak Memorial Park


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Reflections of Oris Joseph Granger’s Life 

Oris Joseph Granger, Sr. was born on July 1, 1938 to the late Luke Granger and HenriettRandle Eaglin in Opelousas, Louisiana.  Oris was a devout Catholic who confessed his life at Holy Ghost Catholic Church in Opelousas at an early age.   

Growing up in Opelousas, Oris attended Pecan Grove School.  At a very young age, he began working as a sharecropper in the fields of Plaisance, Louisiana.   

Oris later moved to DeQuincy, Louisiana in 1955He gained employment with Texaco Service Station. One day while working, he saw the love of his life.  He said “Hey pretty lady.”  She replied, “Who me?” On January 25, 1958, Oris and Eva said “I do,” and to this union, five beautiful children were born.   

Later that year, Oris and Eva moved to Beaumont, Texas where he gained employment as a service station attendant. He also worked for Jack’s Tire Service, Monroe Cleaners as a driver, Pearl Beer Company, and Gulf Coast Machine and Supply Company as a foreman of diesel mechanics.  Due to a medical disability, he retired from Gulf Coast after many faithful years.  Oris’ dedication, hard-work, and perseverance elevated him through many hardships and pushed him to encourage his family to do better, and never settle.  Oris stressed education as a key factor to a better life. 

After retirementOris was able to spend quality time with his family.  He loved to barbecue, hunt, fishplay the guitar, zydeco, swing out and he was a spectator ofmany sports.  While sitting in “his chair,” he was an avid watcher of CNN, Bonanza, Court TVAnimal Planet as well as Old Westerns like Gun Smoke.  He had a special interest in boxing where he participated as an amateur.  Due to his one punch knock-out, he acclaimed the nickname “The Bull.”  The Bull preferred relaxing outside so much that Google Earth captured him sitting out in front of his home soaking in Gods beautiful sunrays.? 

Oris was a loving son, husband, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and friend.  He was a very familyoriented personHe was very wise and offered great advice. Holidays were his favorite time of year, starting many family traditions that the family holds very dear.  He loved entertaining family and making everyone feel loved.  

He is preceded in death by his parents, Luke Granger and Henrietta Randle Eaglin; step-father, Bernard Eaglin; his wife, Eva Como Granger;  his brothers, Henry Granger “Uncle Brother”, and Howard Granger; his sisters, Mary V. Randle (Eddie)and Victoria Jackson “Aunt Darling, (Royal). 

He leaves to cherish his memory three sons, Oris Granger, Jr., Michael K. Granger (Mirties), Duane L. Granger (Stacey); two daughters, Charlotte L . Wilson (Terry) all of Beaumont, Texas and Stephanie L. Hines (Merton) of Houston, Texas; his sister,Rudell Comeaux (Oscar, deceased) of Beaumont, Texas  and Pam Granger King(William)of Opelousas, Louisiana; and brothers Joseph Eaglin “Uncle Baby” (Marilyn) of Deridder, Louisiana and Hyman Granger; 18 grandchildren, 23 great – grandchildren, 1great-great-grandchild; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.  

There will be a wake on Friday, February 23, 2018 at the funeral home 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. 

On Saturday, February 24, 2018 at Our Mother of Mercy Catholic Church,  3390 Sarah St., at 7:30 a.m. there will be a visitation followed by the Rosary at 8:45 a.m. The funeral mass will be at 9:30 a.m., with immediate burial Live Oak Memorial Park. 

“I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith:  Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day:  and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 

2 Timothy 4:  7 – 8  

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