Marvin L. Orr, 85, went to be with his Lord at 8:15 p.m. Sunday (June 3, 2018) at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, surrounded by his loving family. He passed in peace.
He was born August 31, 1932 in Akron, and was the son of the late Rev. Orden L. and Lucy (Miracle) Orr. On July 13, 1953, Marvin was united in marriage to Alice M. (Mallett) who survives.
Also surviving are three sons Mark (Mary) of Byesville, Tim (Stacy) of Newcomerstown and Sam of Byesville; three daughters, Vicky (Andy) Veselenak of Byesville, Julie Orr of Senecaville, and Becky (Steve) Charlton of Lebanon; loving grandfather of fourteen grandchildren, Nick Veselenak, Adam (Danielle) Veselenak, Chris (Amy) Miles, Brooke (Mike) Black, Ethan Clewell, Rachael (Jay) Boreman, Dustin Orr, Emily Orr, Ben Charlton, Caleb Orr, Bailey Orr, Jeremy Orr, Brett Orr, Dylan Orr; eight great grandchildren, Brady & Hayley Veselenak, Avery and Braden Black, Coby and Cam Miles, and Nash and Aviauna Orr; two brother-in-law, Merle (Doris) Mallett of Columbus and Bill “Bud” (Jean) Mallett of Lebanon; two sisters-in-law, Janis (Vick) Moreno of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Lynne (David) Jennings of Huffman, TX; several nephews and nieces; his faithful dogs, Fred and Bonnie.
In addition to his parents Marvin was preceded in death by a brother David Orr; a sister Geneva (Jack) Orr Preece; his beloved daughter Lisa and her husband Kim Miles; sister-in-law and brother–in-law, Pat (Art) Salas.
Marvin was a 1950 graduate of Summerfield High School, where he played basketball and proudly went to state. As a youth Marvin won many state vocal awards, which were acknowledged by Muskingum University, where he attended. He was a Navy veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, trips to the casino, golfing, watching the Cavaliers, and family functions. He was a member of the Eagles, Elks and the American Legion. Marvin’s sense of humor was one of a kind!
Once his family began to grow, Marvin and Alice bought King’s Drive Inn in Byesville, which is now known as Orr’s Drive Inn, a well known landmark in Guernsey County. The Orr family gave many youth of the Byesville Community their first jobs, and this extended family was loved by Marvin. Many past employees have returned and expressed the life lessons learned from Marvin and Alice’s watchful eye.
The family asks that in honor of Marvin, please make memorial donations to the Meadowbrook Athletic Boosters Association, 58615 Marietta Rd., Byesville, Ohio 43723.
Memorial visitation will be Friday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Black-Epperson Funeral Home, Byesville with services to follow with Evangelist Mark Beros officiating. Military services will be conducted by the Guernsey County Veterans Council.
And so the story goes on until we meet again, we love you and miss you Marvin…