SIKESTON -- George W. Orr, 80, died at 10:45 a.m. Nov. 6, 2005, at Missouri Delta Medical Center.
Born June 16, 1925, in Lexa, Ark., son of the late William Eugene and Kydell Lizzie Mae Tull Orr, he served in the U.S. Army and was called "Iron Orr" as he proudly served his country in World War II as a Cannoneer. He operated a 40mm anti-aircraft weapon as well as quad 50s. Battles and campaigns include: New Guinea, the Southern Philippines and Luzon. Decorations include: the World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Ribbon with four Bronze Stars. He served in Battery C, 210th AAAAW Battalion from Nov. 4, 1943, to Jan. 21, 1946. He was a truck driver for many years for W.S. McMullin Construction Co. and was a member of the First Baptist Church of Morehouse where he was assistant men's Sunday school teacher and a member of the adult men's class.
He was formerly married to Ella Mae Williams of Morehouse.
Survivors include: six daughters and five sons-in-law, Janice and Alberto McQueen of Copper's Cove, Texas, Brenda and Eddie Stinnett of Morehouse, Alice and Junior Conner of Wenatchee, Wash., Patricia and Danny Carmack, Julie and Allen Lutes and Rebecca Lynn Orr, all of Sikeston; seven brothers, James Orr and Marion Orr, both of Bono, Ark., Bob Orr of Jonesboro, Ark., Frank Orr of Truman, Ark., Oliver Orr of Bono, Earnest Orr of Truman, and John Orr of Grand Prairie, Texas; and 18 grandchildren and 18 great-
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: one son, George Orr; one sister, Sally Orr; three brothers, Ed, Joe and Gerald Orr; one grandson, J.R. Stinnett; and one granddaughter, Baby Girl Lutes.
He will be greatly missed by loved ones and his church family.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. Services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the First Baptist Church in Morehouse with the Rev. Randy Conn officiating.
Burial will follow in the Bloomfield Veterans Cemetery.