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William Franklin Orr

March 26, 1928 — October 15, 2023

William Franklin Orr

William Franklin Orr, 95, passed away on October 15, 2023, in Groesbeck, Texas. He had made his home in the Forest Glade Community over the past several years.

William Orr was born on March 26, 1928 in Plain Dealing, LA, to Oscar Orr and Blanche Castle Orr. He worked in the Oil field and made a career as a Driller and Safety Consultant for Delta Drilling Company. William also served in the Marines from 1946 - 1947.

William was best known for his love of honey bees, humming birds, cats, and fireworks. One of his best pleasures was wrestling with the grandkids as well as being a "kid at heart" himself. He was a prankster and loved doing tricks on others, especially assuring anyone near the water would be pushed in.

William is survived by his children Marie Purcell, Frances Kilgore, Carolyn Moore, William Orr, Dennis Baker, Richard Rogers and Kelly Rogers; 13 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; and three great-great grandchildren.

William was preceded in death by his parents Oscar and Blanche Orr and his beloved wife Nelda Orr. He was also preceded in death by his children, William Orr, Jr., Carl Eugene Orr and Glenn Rogers; daughter in-law, Carol Orr; sisters, Yunie Snelgrove, Margie Orr Tippell; brother, Oscar Orr, Jr.; and great grandchild, Tanner Thomas.

The funeral service for Mr. William Orr will be held on Wednesday, at 2:00 PM at Blair Stubbs Funeral Home officiated by Pastor Wes Willie. Pallbearers are John Orr, Daniel Thomas, William Purcell, Willliam Rogers, David Rogers, Nathan Rogers. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Blair Stubbs Funeral Home. Burial will be at the Mexia City Cemetery.

 

 

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