Richard Orr Obituary, Missouri, Richard Orr Tragically Passed Away –(1940 – 2024) Death Notice

Death: Richard Orr Obituary – At the Sylvia Thompson Residence Center in Sedalia, Missouri, Richard Dean Orr, who was 83 years old at the time of his death, passed away on Monday, March 4, 2024. In the year 1940, on December 5th, Richard “Red” Orr was born on the family farm located in the rural area of Floyd County, Iowa. His parents were Harold and Gladys Orr.

Red attended Oakland Township school in Popejoy, Iowa, after the family relocated to a farm in Franklin County, Iowa, in 1954. The farm was located just outside of Popejoy. It was during his first year of high school that he first met Sheryl Neely, who would later become his “one and only” girlfriend. It was on September 10, 1960 that they tied the knot, and they have been blessed with 63 years of happiness together.

Before he obtained his first career in finance at Iowa Finance in Iowa Falls, Iowa, Red worked at Geneva Grain & Lumber after they got married. Iowa Finance is located in Iowa Falls. And it was there that he made the discovery that he had a knack for statistics, which led to the beginning of his lengthy career in the financial sector. It was in 1967 when he was given the opportunity to work with AVCO Financial Services as a manager in Warrensburg, Missouri.

It was in 1982 when he was offered the position of Vice President and then Chief Executive Officer at the Central Missouri Community Credit Union, which he had always dreamed of having. Red cherished his employment and the opportunity to interact with members of the community from whom he had never encountered a stranger. He was the personification of “truth in lending” and held the belief that everyone should have the ability to get financial services that are fair and equal. In addition to being a staunch advocate for the credit union movement, he was a firm believer in the concept and values of the credit union business.

A loyal husband, father, and grandfather, Red was also devoted to his family. He was devoted to his family. He made sure to be present at all of his children’s and grandchildren’s school events, including dancing recitals, athletic competitions, and the like. In the event that they were given their first automobile, he mandated that they all attend his “car care and maintenance class.” Working in his yard, chopping wood for the fireplace during the winter, tinkering with the cars, and constructing items out of wood were all activities that he enjoyed doing in his spare time.

Children in the community knew him for constructing the most impressive treehouse that had ever been seen. When his family came to visit, they knew they could always count on him to provide them with handmade chicken and noodles for dinner, as well as buttermilk biscuits and gravy for breakfast. In addition to having a fantastic sense of humor and a passion for playing pranks, he was an extrovert. Before Red, his parents Harold and Gladys (Varrelmann) Orr, his brother Harold Duane Orr, his sister Mavis Mutschler and brother-in-law Ed Mutschler, and his sister Marlene Schear and brother-in-law Mike Schear all passed away. Red was the only surviving member of his immediate family.

The memorial ceremonies are going to be held at Williams Funeral Chapel in Warrensburg on Saturday, March 9, 2024 at eleven o’clock in the morning. The Reverend Sid Tiller will preside over the ceremony. The burial will take place at Sunset Hill Cemetery in Warrensburg after the service. One hour prior to the start of the service, the family will be present at the funeral home to greet friends.

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