A funeral service, celebrating the life of Ottie M. Orr, 89, of Glenford, will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in the chapel of the THORNVILLE home of HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service, with Pastor David Helser as celebrant. Burial will follow at Olivet Cemetery, High Point.
Ottie died Wednesday morning, April 12, 2017, at his home with his family at his side. He was born in Bowling Green Township of Licking County on Feburary 25, 1928, the son of the late Ottic C. and Kittie (Smith) Orr.
He served honorably in the US Army during the WWII era.
He retired after thirty years of service at Owens Corning Fiberglas in Newark, where he was a supervisor. He also farmed. He was a member of Olivet Church of the Brethren where he served on the Church board and the cemetery board.
An avid farmer and family man, He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Freda (Wiseman) Orr, whom he married on July 20, 1948; his children Elizabeth (Mike) Anderson, Joseph (Dora) Orr, Jonathan Orr, Timothy (Flo) Orr, James (Cindy) Orr, Mary Dupler, Rebecca Williams; his 21 grandchildren and 43 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother Bryan and Herbert Orr; his two sons Tommy and David, a daughter Shirley, and one grandson Chad Paxton.
The family will receive friends on Friday, April 14, 2017, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. at the THORNVILLE home of HOSKINSON Funeral and Cremation Service, 56 South Main Street.
The family prefers floral tributes or contributions to Olivet Church of the Brethren. Envelopes for the Church contributions will be available at the funeral home.