Carrel Lester Orr

May 6, 1933June 7, 2019

Carrel Lester Orr, 86, of Mayakka City, FL passed away Friday, June 7, 2019 in Chattanooga, Tennessee. He was a native of Fayetteville, TN. Carrel was retired from the Manatee County Parks and Recreation and was a US Army veteran of the Korean War. He was preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Bernice Pack Orr. Survivors include his three children, Tammy Wilson, Debra Gillis and Billy Joe Townsend, Jr.; five grandchildren, Cheyenne Wilson, Wayne Gillis, Dexter Gillis, Brittany Cantu and Zachary Townsend; four sisters, Opal Pigg of Fayetteville, TN, Barbara Gail Swenson of Huntsville, AL, Carline Polly of Memphis, TN and Pamela Comstock of Louisville, KY; several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held at 1 PM Wednesday at Chattanooga National Cemetery with military honors. There will be no visitation. Arrangements are by the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, 404 South Moore Road, East Ridge, TN 37412. Please share your thoughts and memories at


  • Graveside Service Wednesday, June 12, 2019


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Wendell & Deb Gillis

June 12, 2019

Carrel (Father in law )

If heaven had a phone ,
We could still have our talks
I always enjoyed sitting with you and talking!!
We would talk about cows and bulls and tractors
and I'd listen to the stories you would tell about your
life when you were younger .
We would always have great conversations !!
But I know heaven doesn't have a phone but I do have all
my great memories and that's what counts .
You will be Greatly missed and we will miss spending holidays with you and eating turkey & dressing & collard greens with pepper sauce . Deb always had to have pepper sauce for you .
What gives us comfort is knowing that your in Heaven
and you just had a peanut butter sandwich & a mountain dew for lunch and your visiting with our loved ones .
We Love & Miss you dearly
Rest in peace

Tara Wojtanowski koska

June 10, 2019

You were such a great man. You were a blessing to me in a time in my life i needed someone the most thank you for all u did for will be missed by prayers to all the always and untill we meet again..Tara Koska Wojtanowski.....

Brittany & Tony Cantu

June 9, 2019

It was a blessing just to know someone like you! I couldn’t of asked for a better grandpa. You were someone special to everyone. I just wish I could of spent more time with you and got to say goodbye. I will always remember you and remind my children what a amazing genuine man you were! Love you forever and always.! I can’t wait to see you again!
P.s. I know your up there eating all the honey buns and peanut butter sandwiches you want!

Brittany, Tony, and your great grandkids!

Pamela Comstock

June 8, 2019

Oh my sweet brother you can now Rest In Peace from all hurts and sufferings. Know that I loved you even though we were so far apart in miles and age.
You always brought your little sister the best gifts when you got to come home.
The pink teddy bear with the yellow ears and feet were a particular favorite. With that said, I was not to happy to learn you tried to kill me when I was 3 because you wanted a brother not another sister and threw a hammer at my head resulting in a permanent white patch of hair! Still I loved my big brother!
Til we meet again, love with hugs

Dexter and Tania Gillis

June 8, 2019

Our hearts ache without you here. For there is nothing that can fix our broken hearts, but knowing that you are in peace with our Lord and Savior helps ease some of the pain. We will forever miss your laugh, our talks and your sweet kind eyes. No matter what anyone says or thinks we will always be your family and love and miss you!! Heaven has gained another angel and we feel blessed to know your watching over us.

Until we see you again!!

Your grandkids,

Dexter and Tania Gillis

Debbie Gillis

June 8, 2019

" StepDad"
I don't think of you
As my stepdad
But my Dad in everyway
A Dad is not dad just because of DNA
Love in found In Hearts
Not just in veins
And from my point of view you are my dad
And loved more than you could ever know
You will be missed dearly, I'm just so sorry I couldn't
be with you when you got your Wings .
I know that you are in heaven with everyone that you
Loved and missed deeply.
Rest in peace my Great Man as I know you are no longer
Suffering and no longer tired.
With all my Love