OBITUARY

Orville D. Ham

January 23, 1949June 24, 2014
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Mr. Orville Douglas Ham, age 65, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014. He was born January 23, 1949 in Marietta, GA. Mr. Ham was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He earned a Masters Degree in Scientific Engineering from Georgia Tech, and worked for Lockheed-Martin for many years. He was an avid cyclist and supported the Wounded Warrior Project with ‘The Honor Ride’ where he raised over $8,000.00. Mr. Ham was an active NRA member; was an excellent marksman who enjoyed his guns and reloading ammunition; and was an active Republican. He attended the Church on the Word.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hollis Ham and Margaret Wadear Eubanks Ham; brother, Leroy Ham; and baby daughter, Rebecca Ann.

He is survived by his wife, Piper Ham; daughters, Tabitha Ham Schillinger (Brad), Courtney Whitney (Eli); son, Ben Ham (Olivia); grandchildren, Nathan Schillinger, Rebecca Schillinger, Adam Schillinger, Noah Ham, Brayden Whitney, Taylor Whitney, Anna Whitney, Madeline Ham; sister-in-law, Debbie Ham; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 5-8 PM. The funeral service will be Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor John Alexander and Pastor John Rayburn officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Express condolences or share a special memory at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, June 26, 2014
  • Funeral Service Friday, June 27, 2014
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Lucy Auchmutey

July 7, 2014

We were not very close but to me he was still a Nephew. I miss all of them.
Lucy

Mitchell Appliance Co

June 29, 2014

We extend our heartfelt sympathy to you during this time.

The Mitchell's

Bob Conley

June 28, 2014

Piper & family I didn't hear of Orville's passing until yesterday and am so sorry for your loss. Whenever we ran into each other he would always update me on his kids, what a proud father. We know you have the assurance of seeing him again in Heaven but know that doesn't remove the pain you are feeling. May you feel God's presence and comfort during this time of sorrow.

Jessica Ham

June 27, 2014

Prayers sent your way. Sorry for your loss.

MaryAnn D'Antono

June 27, 2014

My condolences to Orville' s family. I worked on a few projects with him and was impressed with his knowledge and consistently positive attitude. Your NB family is better for knowing you and having you on our team.

Daniel Heitmann

June 27, 2014

I will truly miss my friend Orville and will carry the memory of our fun we shared on the road together, the fatherly advice he shared with me and the skills he developed in me. I am a better person having known him. I smile knowing that he brought out the best in those he kept close and can never tell him how much he meant to me. As we always said to each other when one of us where homeward bound.... travel safe my friend.

Peacock Family

June 27, 2014

So very sorry to hear of your loss. I know your faith will bring you comfort and help you through this devastating time. Know you are constantly in our hearts and prayers. What a wonderful legacy he leaves in all of you.

Ronald Boring

June 27, 2014

Piper,
So sorry to learn of your loss. I remember going to church with you guys back a few years ago at Water of Life. My Martha passed in Dec 2010,
Love, Ron Boring,
the Bass Player from WOL.
I will be praying for you and your family.

Ronald Boring

June 27, 2014

Piper,
So sorry to learn of your loss. I remember going to church with you guys back a few years ago at Water of Life. My Martha passed in Dec 2010,
Love, Ron Boring, the Bass Player from WOL. I will be praying for you and your family.

Ronald Boring

June 27, 2014

Piper,
So sorry to learn of your loss. I remember going to church with you guys back a few years ago at Water of Life. My Martha passed in Dec 2010,
Love, Ron Boring, the Bass Player from WOL. I will be praying for you and your family.

Biography

Mr. Orville Douglas Ham, age 65, of Douglasville, GA, passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2014. He was born January 23, 1949 in Marietta, GA.

Mr. Ham was a Veteran of the U.S. Marine Corp., serving his country during the Vietnam Conflict. He earned a Masters Degree in Scientific Engineering from Georgia Tech, and worked for Lockheed-Martin for many years. He was an avid cyclist and supported the Wounded Warrior Project with ‘The Honor Ride’ where he raised over $8,000.00. Mr. Ham was an active NRA member; was an excellent marksman who enjoyed his guns and reloading ammunition; and was an active Republican. He attended the Church on the Word.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James Hollis Ham and Margaret Wadear Eubanks Ham; brother, Leroy Ham; and baby daughter, Rebecca Ann.

He is survived by his wife, Piper Ham; daughters, Tabitha Ham Schillinger (Brad), Courtney Whitney (Eli); son, Ben Ham (Olivia); grandchildren, Nathan Schillinger, Rebecca Schillinger, Adam Schillinger, Noah Ham, Brayden Whitney, Taylor Whitney, Anna Whitney, Madeline Ham; sister-in-law, Debbie Ham; nieces and nephews.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday, June 26, 2014 from 5-8 PM. The funeral service will be Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:00 AM in the Rosehaven Chapel with Pastor John Alexander and Pastor John Rayburn officiating. Interment will follow at Sunrise Memorial Gardens.

Express condolences or share a special memory at www.whitleygarner.com

Arrangements by: Whitley-Garner at Rosehaven Funeral Home, Douglasville, GA 30134, 770-942-4246