The Times West Virginian


January 3, 2013

Waitman Don Orr

Waitman Don Orr, 59, of Village Way, Fairmont, passed away Saturday evening (Dec. 29, 2012) in his residence with his loving family by his side.

He was born June 17, 1953, in Rachel, son of Martha Jane “Straight” Orr of Fairmont and the late Homer Orr.

Mr. Orr was a Protestant by faith. He was a graduate of Fairmont State College, receiving his degree as a CPA in 1986. He later was employed at Monongahela Power Co. for 27 years as an accounting supervisor. He is a member of AICPA. Mr. Orr was active in various school-improvement councils and was very active with youth activities. Don enjoyed family activities and spending time with his grandchild.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann “Gray” Orr of Fairmont (married 36 years); two sons, Donnie Orr of Fairmont, and Brian Orr and his fiancée Alicia Riggs, both of Fairmont; a grandchild, Aubrianna Orr of Fairmont; a brother and his wife, Greg and Gigi Orr of Houston, Texas; three sisters and their husbands, Sharon and Bill Leeder of Grand Rapids, Mich., Tricia and Bill Julian of Fairmont, and Lisa and Tom Kirk of Asheville, N.C.; his mother-in-law, Carmela Gray of Fairmont; a brother-in-law, James Gray Jr. and his wife Janet; and two best friends, Kenny Reed of Fairmont and Billy Black of Tennessee.

He was preceded in death by a brother, Hank Orr; and his father-in-law, James Gray Sr.

The family would like to give appreciation for care and concern given by Allison, Marcy, Crystal, Stacy, Brenda and Matt. The family would also like to thank the staff of 3B at Fairmont General Hospital, and a special thank you to Linda Alvaro as caregiver.

Friends may call at Ford Funeral Home, R.C. Jones Chapel, 1410 Country Club Road, Fairmont, from 10-11 a.m. today. Funeral services will be held in the funeral home at 11 a.m. today with the Rev. Matt Chappell and Mr. Bill Leeder officiating. At Mr. Orr’s request, cremation services will take place after the funeral.

The family requests that memorial donations be made to Hospice Care, 1406 Country Club Road, Fairmont, WV 26554.

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