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Willard Dean ("Deannie") Orr

September 26, 1937 ~ October 18, 2018 (age 81)

A limb has fallen from the family tree

I keep hearing a voice that says, "Grieve Not For Me."

Remember the best times, the laughter, the song.

Continue my heritage, I'm counting on you.

Keep smiling and surely the sun will shine through.

My mind is at ease, my sole is at rest.

Continue traditions, no matter how small

Go on with your life, don't worry about falls.

I miss you dearly, so keep up your chin

Until the day comes, we're together again.


Willard Dean Orr "Deannie" as he was affectionately called was born September 26, 1937 to the late Clarence Nathaniel and Lorene Griffin-Orr in Danville, Alabama.

Willard spent his adult life as a "Master Builder." He enjoyed basketball, fishing, hunting and he loved his family.

Willard professed his faith to Christ at Liberty Christian House of Prayer. He later became a faithful member of Break-Through Ministry of Christ.

He is preceded in death by his Daughter: Alfreda. Parents: Clarence and Lorene Orr. 3 Brothers: Milton, Clarence O'Neal and Burl.

He was married to the late Euniceteen Griffin-Orr and to this union 2 sons were born.

His memory will always remain in the hearts of his Sons: Elon (Angela) Orr and Derrick Orr both of Danville, Alabama. Jeffery and Dermon of Moulton, Alabama. 1 Sister: Marilyn (James) McDaniel of Louisville, Ky. 4 Brothers: Ruis (Carolyn) Orr of Decatur, Alabama. Truel (Clementine) Orr, Tex Gray and Clinnis Don Orr of Danville, Alabama. A host of nieces, nephews other relatives. A host of friends in an around  the Danville Community who knew and loved and will miss Deannie.

In Memoriam Appreciation... We do not take it lightly that you have entrusted your loved one to us. We are confident and sincerely pray that our services have been satisfactory and comforting. We pray GOD bestows a blessing on each of you... Most Respectfully, Sharpley Funeral Home.

The family of Willard Dean Orr would like to thank each of you for whatever you did to console our hearts. Our prayer is that God will bountifully bless you. The Orr Family.

Under the directing of Sharpley Funeral Home. Funeral will be held Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 12:00pm at  Hartselle Heritage Funeral (Located at 1401 Main St. East. Hartselle, Alabama 35640). Rev. Joe Batts, Officiating. Burial in Hartselle Memorial Gardens. The body will be at Hartselle Heritage at 11am Wednesday until funeral time there. All viewing will be held a Sharpley Funeral Home from Tuesday at 9:00am until 6:00pm. Wednesday from 9:00am until 10:00am. Sharpley Funeral Home directing the services.

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