Kokomo Tribune; Kokomo, Indiana

November 3, 2012

Don E. Orr

April 1, 1922 - Nov. 2, 2012


Kokomo — Don E. Orr, 90, Tipton, died Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at his residence. He was born April 1, 1922, in Atlanta, Ind., to Garland and Irene (Bryant) Orr. On Dec. 28, 1941, he married Juanita Hawkins, and she survives.

He was a farmer and producer of purebred swine. Don graduated in 1940 from Goldsmith High School. He was a member of Atlanta Christian Church and attended East Union Christian Church. Don served on Jefferson Township Advisory Board and as past president of the Tipton Community School Board. He was also a member of Kempton Lions Club, a Third Degree Mason and past master, Scottish Rite, B.P.O. of Elks, and Tipton County Livestock Breeders Association.

Don is survived by his wife, Juanita; three children, Don Orr Jr. and wife Pam, Noblesville, Mike Orr and wife Debbie, of Cicero, and Janet Boyer and husband Mark, Kempton; five grandchildren, David Orr and wife Kara, Daniel Orr and wife Celina, Whitney Orr, Bryant Boyer and Blaire Boyer; three great-grandchildren, Caleb Orr, Silas Orr and Phoebe Orr; a sister, Carol Wade, Cincinnati; and a half-brother, Gordon Orr, Tipton.

He was preceded in death by one sister, Dee Florey.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday at Young-Nichols Funeral Home, Tipton, with the Rev. Rex Dunning presiding. Burial will follow in Kempton Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Memorial donations may be made to the Hilton Hobbs 4-H Livestock Scholarship, through Tipton County Foundation, P.O. Box 412, Tipton, IN 46072.