Archie Orr, of Boone and formerly of Miami, FL, died peacefully at home on Thursday April 25, 2019.
He was 91 years old. Archie and his wife, Dolores bought a summer home in Boone in 1976. He was a retired plumber of Local 519 of Miami, Florida and a US Navy Veteran, having served in World War II.
Dolores retired a few years later. They spent their summers in Boone enjoying many happy days with his sons, granddaughters and many extended family and friends. There are many happy memories of rafting trips down the South Fork of the New River. This was a special time for Archie with his beloved granddaughters.
Archie and Dolores permanently moved to Boone in 1993 and joined Rutherwood Baptist Church shortly thereafter. They were invited to the church by close friend Claude Bodenheimer.
Archie had many hobbies. His favorites were golfing, following horse racing and growing roses, which he enjoyed sharing with family, friends and the church.
Archie is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dolores Orr, two sons, Bill Orr and wife, Kathleen, of Windermere, FL, and son, Scotty Orr and wife, Terri, of Boone and daughter in law, Judy Orr; four granddaughters, Kristi Fenton and husband Doug, Angela Orr, Melissa Orr and Rebecca Rogers and husband, Jon; and one great grandchild, Rai Orr.
He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Lelah Orr, first wife, Virginia Heath Orr, son Bobby Orr, one brother and one sister.
Funeral services for Mr. Archie Orr will be conducted Tuesday, April 30, 2019, at noon at Rutherwood Baptist Church. Officiating will the Rev. Peter Vandenberg. Graveside services with military rites provided by American Legion Post 130 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 11 am until noon.
Flowers are accepted or memorials may be made to Rutherwood Baptist Church, 142 Don Hayes Road, Boone, NC 28607 or to Medi Home Hospice, 400 Shadowline Drive, Suite 102, Boone, NC 28607.
Online condolences may be shared with the Orr family at www.austinandbarnesfuneralhome.com
Austin & Barnes Funeral Home & Crematory is serving the Orr family.