Kenneth Orr Obituary

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Kenneth Reid Orr

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Kenneth Reid Orr "Ken" Mr. Orr, of Charlotte, died on December 25, 2011 at his home in the care of his wife. He was born May 7, 1931 in Union County to the late David Pern and Bessie Alexander Orr. Ken was a member of Shady Brook Baptist Church. He loved gospel music and enjoyed it so much during his illness. He was a loving family man and was always making everyone laugh. The last three years Ken lost his wonderful personality to Vascular Dementia. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Belinda Shook Orr; sons, Keith and wife Debbie of Monroe, and Clyde Lee and wife Alice of Mt. Grogan, SC; daughter, Cindy Orr of Albemarle;...
Kenneth Reid Orr
"Ken"

Mr. Orr, of Charlotte, died on December 25, 2011 at his home in the care of his wife. He was born May 7, 1931 in Union County to the late David Pern and Bessie Alexander Orr.

Ken was a member of Shady Brook Baptist Church. He loved gospel music and enjoyed it so much during his illness. He was a loving family man and was always making everyone laugh. The last three years Ken lost his wonderful personality to Vascular Dementia.

He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Belinda Shook Orr; sons, Keith and wife Debbie of Monroe, and Clyde Lee and wife Alice of Mt. Grogan, SC; daughter, Cindy Orr of Albemarle; brother, Joe Orr and wife Gertie of Charlotte; and sister Lois Dulin of Gastonia; as well as a special niece and nephew, Doris and Lee Helms of Indian Trail.

Also surviving are six grandchildren and three great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers.

Belinda wishes to give a special thank you to his devoted brother, Joe Orr; special nieces and nephews, Doris and Lee Helms, Diane and Billy Cannon and niece Robin Matthews for their love and support. Also special thank you to Belinda's sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Ken Wilson for love and support beyond measure. And to long time friend Clarence Lane for sitting with Ken.

The family will receive friends between 12:30 and 2:00 PM Wednesday, December 28th at Forest Lawn West Funeral Home, followed by a graveside service at 2:00 PM at Forest Lawn West Cemetery with the Reverend George Sherman officiating.

Memorials may be made to the Shady Brook Baptist Church, 2940 Belmeade Dr., Charlotte, NC 28214 or the donor's choice.

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