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Roy G. Orr


Last updated 1/13/2021 at 4:09pm

Roy G. Orr, 90, of Brevard, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021.

A lifelong resident of Brevard, he was the son of the late Homer and Lula Orr. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Orr; his brother, Richard Orr; and his sister, Bertie Morris.

He was a lifelong member of Brevard First Baptist Church, and was retired from Ecusta after 42 years. He also owned and operated Hannah Ford Stables and also one of the first sod farms in Western North Carolina, Hannah Ford Grass Farm, which he started in 1965.

He enjoyed golf and was one of the top amateur golfers in North and South Carolina in the late 1940s. He also loved horses, but his greatest passion was his family.

His loving survivors include his two sons, Wayne Orr (Peggy), of Inman, S.C., and Jeff Orr, of Rogersville, Tenn .; his daughter, Brenda Brock (Jeff), of Tryon, N.C .; his sisters, Betty Owenby, of Brevard, and Becky Hale, of Hendersonville; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, and a number of nieces and nephews.

Graveside services for Roy Orr will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021 at Gillespie-Evergreen Cemetery in Brevard.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hope Remains Ranch, 1771 John Dodd Road, Wellford, SC 29385.

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Moore-Blanchard Funerals & Cremations is honored to care for the family.


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