OBITUARY

Raymond W Orr

January 7, 1945June 24, 2020
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Raymond Winthrop Orr, 75, passed away on June 24 after a courageous battle with Kidney cancer over the last 4 years. He was born January 7, 1945 in Birmingham, Alabama to the late Alex Winthrop "Buster" Orr and Ola Belle Dunaway Orr. He graduated from Shades Mountain High School in 1963 and The University of Alabama in 1967.

Raymond began his life's work as a salesman with Saunders Truck Leasing, then Ryder Truck Leasing and on to Penske Truck Leasing, Retiring in 2010 after a successful career, receiving many recognitions and awards for his salesmanship. He enjoyed his retirement at his home on Lay Lake, just slowing down and being with his wife and beloved dog "Duffy." Many happy times were enjoyed having cookouts and picnics with family and friends, taking them on pontoon rides around the lake.

Surviving are his wife of 14 years, Janice Woods Orr, extended family, Laura and Marc Swint, Abby Swint, Katie and Casey Barnes and Lauren. Jon and Mandy Ledbetter, Jacob and Kasie; Jeff and Nicole Ledbetter. Cousins, Steve and Becky Harrison, Amy and Dayne Harrison, David and Johnna Steed, John David and Kayla Steed.

Raymond was a member of Hunter Street Baptist Church and loved his "small group" who became like family. Those that knew Raymond know he was passionate about his love of Dogs, Alabama Football, the Lake and his family.

Thank you to Expect Care Hospice and Home Instead sitters for their excellent care.

A visitation for Raymond will be held Saturday, June 27, 2020 from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at Southern Heritage Funeral Home, 475 Cahaba Valley Road, Pelham, AL 35124, followed by a funeral service to 2:30 PM.

Pallbearers: Jon Ledbetter, Jeff Ledbetter, Marc Swint, David Steed, John David Steed, Steve Harrison.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Two by Two Rescue, P.O. Box 708, Helena, Alabama 35080.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Jon Ledbetter
  • Jeff Ledbetter
  • Marc Swint
  • David Steed
  • John David Steed
  • Steve Harrison

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

  • Committal Service

    Saturday, June 27, 2020

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Scott Bannister

June 26, 2020

At Penske, I had the privilege of working with Raymond in sales for many years. I was continually amazed at his ability to adapt and roll with the changes that life brings on. Raymond was a tireless worker and a fantastic representative for all of the organizations he worked with. Raymond didn't have to sell....his personality and passion made people want to buy. He will be missed and remembered by many.

Carlotta & Lee Swift

June 26, 2020

Our thoughts and prayers are with Raymond's family and friends today and always. Carlotta and Lee Swift, Rockmart Georgia.

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