Robert Lee Orr, Sr., was born in Rutherford County, Tennessee on April 28, 1931, to the late Oliver Orr, Jr. and Mildred Gordon. He entered into eternal rest on October 28, 2014 at his residence in Murfreesboro, TN. He was preceded in death by his brother, Ollie B. Orr.
Robert was educated in the Rutherford County School system. He served in the United States Air Force and retired from Lewis Bakery, Inc., after forty four years of dedicated service.
Robert professed a hope in Christ at an early age, attending Sunday School and Church at Mt. Zion Primitive Baptist Church.
Robert will be remembered for keeping a well, manicured lawn. He enjoyed being outside, attending and nurturing his flowers until his health failed. He took great pride in growing roses and other flowers that adorned his home.
He leaves to cherish his memories, his devoted wife of fifty nine years, Dorothy Hoover Orr; daughters: Robin Orr of Goodlettsville, TN and Tina Orr of Murfreesboro, TN; sons: Robert Lee Orr, Jr. of Murfreesboro, TN and Ricardo Orr of Aurora, CO; grandsons: Gerald and Brandon Orr; sisters: Lula Pearl Lyles of Murfreesboro, TN; Ruby (Gene) Sanders of Dickson, TN; Wyonna Orr of Nashville, TN; and sister-in-law: Alice (Lewis) Harding of Nashville, TN; brothers: Bobby Orr and Jimmy Orr of Nashville, TN; aunts: Ada Gaines of Murfreesboro, TN; Beulah Hathaway of Murfreesboro, TN; and Frances Jordan of Nashville, TN; and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Services have been entrusted to Rucker Memorial Chapel, 1505 Bradyville Pike, Murfreesboro, TN 37130 (615) 895-2200 www.ruckermemorialchapel.com