Paige S. Orange

Paige S. Orange

June 28, 1933 - November 12, 2023
Hockessin, Delaware

Paige S. Orange

June 28, 1933 - November 12, 2023
Hockessin, Delaware


Paige S. Orange, 90, of Hockessin, DE went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, November 12, 2023. He was born on June 28, 1933, in Davidson, NC to the late Crawley and Cora Orange. He is also preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Joanne Dunn Orange.

He is survived by his son Charles Gregory Orange, daughter Judy P Gibbons (John P Gibbons): four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Paige served in the Army during the Korean war and went on to have a successful 40-year career with Dupont. The most important part of his life was his faith, his family, and his friends. He was a faithful member of Weatherford Memorial Baptist Church and Trinity Community Church. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren hunting and fishing. He enjoyed playing with and being Poppy to his great grandchildren.

Family and friends will be received on Monday, November 27, 2023, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Road, North Chesterfield, VA 23234. Interment to follow at Sunset Memorial Park, 2901 West Hundred Road, Chester, VA 23831 in the Mausoleum.


  • Date & Time: November 27, 2023 (9:30 AM - 11:30 AM)
  • Venue: Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
  • Location: 6500 Iron Bridge Road North Chesterfield, VA 23234 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 275-7828

Graveside Service

  • Date & Time: November 27, 2023 (12:00 PM)
  • Venue: Sunset Memorial Park
  • Location: 2901 W Hundred Rd. Chester, VA 23831 - (Get Directions)
  • Phone Number: (804) 464-0125

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  1. Dear Judy, John, Greg and family:
    We are missing your dad and our friend. He is remembered by our family for his faith, his kindness and his compassion for others. A prayer warrior unlike no other, he believed in miracles and prayed until they came true. His laughter and humor about everyday life brought such happiness. Last time we played checkers, I asked for a rematch when he won fair and square. He had that twinkle in his eyes and smirked at me and said; “No thank you, I’ll retire as champion of the universe!” And, so he did. I picked Buffalo Bills Blue as the candle color because he wore his Bills Mafia hat with pride (or at least when Katie and I visited lol). He loved all of your so much and bragged about your successes and accomplishments as only he should, being a proud dad. His loving care of your mom and the love they shared throughout their life was admirable and inspirational. His hard work effort and care for his beautiful garden were ways he kept his mind and body going until the Lord decided He needed Mr. Orange in heaven. I miss talking politics and solving world problems during our monthly phone calls. We exchanged crazy jokes and puns and looked forward to seeing him the week after Christmas. So sad we missed seeing him but, we loved sharing his last fishing trip with him and seeing him beam when he caught the BIG one! He was larger than life, had joy overflowing and knew that Jesus was his Lord and Savior. He quoted me Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your paths.” Mr. Orange, we love you, we miss you and we will see you again. BTW: expect a checkers rematch when I arrive. May God’s comfort surround you all as you walk through these days, weeks and months. Know that you are surrounded by prayers, love and hugs.
    Forever my “Bonus Friend” and always in our hearts.
    Kathy, Katie and Faith.

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