Deacon Charlie OrrFebruary 19, 1931 ~ April 19, 2017 (age 86)
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.” Rev 21:4
Deacon Charlie A. Orr was born February 19, 1931 in Hampton County, SC. He was the eldest son of the late Joe and Jessie Gordon Orr. This union was blessed with seven children: six boys and one girl.
Charlie was educated in Hampton County Public Schools in Hampton, SC. He was raised working on a farm and learned the value of hard work. On June 9, 1951, he was joined in holy matrimony to the love of his life, Lucille Drayton. God blessed this union with three daughters, Barbara, Mary Ann, and Marilyn. Charlie and Lucille were married for 65 wonderful years.
For 42 years, Charlie, along with his brother, George, and their younger brothers, continued their logging business, which was started by their father, Joe Orr. As a result of their vision, the business grew and became C & G Orr Logging, Inc.
Charlie enjoyed the outdoors, fishing and working in his garden. He loved his church and was the Chairman of the Deacon Board for 30 years. However, more than anything, Charlie loved and enjoyed his family. He loved it when his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren were at Nana and Papa’s house Sundays after church for the family’s Sunday dinner. He would spend those Sundays sharing funny stories with his family. He loved to laugh and make others laugh.
His parents, sister, four brothers, and granddaughter, preceded him in death. Charlie entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, April19, 2017 at his home on Orr Hill.
Charlie leaves to cherish his memories: a wife, Lucille Drayton Orr; three daughters, Barbara Orr-Boles (James), Varnville, SC, Mary Ann Jackson, Hampton, SC, and Marilyn Orr-Young, Varnville, SC; one brother, Samuel (Coretta) Orr, Hampton, SC; a special sister-in-law, Anne Coast, Savannah, GA; five grandchildren, Rev. Tracy L. (Darlene) Boles, Atlanta, GA, Natasha Boles, Columbia, SC, Stephanie Jackson (preceded him in death), Hampton, SC, Jennifer Jackson (Maurice) Henderson, Orangeburg, SC, and Embra Joseph Young, Spartanburg, SC; six great-grandchildren, Alex, Trey, Jayden, Faith, Maurice, Jr., and Abraha Love; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.