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Richard (Rick) K. Orr

d. December 10, 2021

Richard (Rick) K. Orr passed from this life on December 10, 2021, after a
sudden illness.

A resident of Wichita Falls, Texas, for the past 25 years, Rick
was a native Tennessean, born in Memphis in 1953. Murray, Kentucky, was
his home for most of his growing up years. He was a Murray High Tiger,
then studied journalism at Murray State University, where he was a
member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity.

The oldest of three boys, Rick was a hard-working, fun-loving person. He
worked many different jobs, but it was at the Murray Theaters where he
met Nancy, the love of his life. He was the projectionist, and she was the
best pizza maker at the drive-in concession stand.

His career path led him to the Murray Ledger & and Times, then to Time
Warner for many years, then for the Fidelity Bank in Wichita Falls. He had
his dream job as co-owner with his friend Gerald Todd of G & R Premium
Cigars, where he could combine his love of a fine cigar, a good glass of
bourbon and the warm conviviality of customers and friends.

Most important to his life were his family: his parents Dick and Inus Orr
who preceded him in death, his brothers Randy (Andrea) and Scott
(Michelle), Nancy, his wife of over 44 years, their two daughters, Robyn
Ralston (Ben) and Rachel Barksdale (Will). His grandchildren, Ty and
Betsy Ralston and Liam and Finn Barksdale were the delight of "Bampa's"
life. Rick never knew a stranger, and his big warm heart made him many
friends. He was hilariously funny, a great dancer, and an exuberant football
fan (Go Vols!). He will be sorely missed by all who loved him but leaves
many happy memories for all to cherish.

Visitation for family and friends will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021, from 5-8 p.m., at the J.H. Churchill Funeral Home & Cremation Services. Private entombment services will be held at the Murray City Cemetery.

Online condolences can be made at www.thejhchurchillfuneral
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Thursday, December 16, 2021

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Central time)

The J.H. Churchill Funeral Home

201 S 3rd St, Murray, KY 42071

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