July 4, 1948 - May 1, 2016
Samuel L. Orr, 67, of Kankakee, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home. Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at the Free Christian Center, 111 E. Oak, Kankakee. Reverend Tryphenia McEastland will officiate. Burial will be in Mound Grove Gardens of Memory. Samuel L. Orr was born July 4, 1948 in Brooksville, Mississippi to Samuel E. and Willie Bell Orr. He was a member of Friendship Baptist and served as a deacon. Samuel served in the United States Navy and was aboard the USS Iwo Jima, the recovery ship for Apollo 13. He worked for Cleveland Steel (Bennett Industries) in Peotone, IL for 21 years. He was united in marriage to the former Lubertha Shelton on August 8, 1971 and to their union, three children were born. He leaves to cherish his memory, his wife, Lubertha Orr of Kankakee, IL; two daughters and sons-in-law, Deirdre and Antwan Kennedy of Kankakee, IL and Petunia and Aaron Gray of Jacksonville, FL; one brother, Tommie Orr of Shuqualak, Mississippi; two sisters and one brother-in-law, Lula Selvie of Kankakee, IL and Annie and Walter Shelton of Brooksville, Mississippi; his mother-in-law, Cherry Shelton of Brooksville, Mississippi; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pearlie Peterson, Danella and Lucious Perkins, Mallie and Jessie Ward, Hilda Shelton and Richard and Waddie Shelton, all of Jackson, Mississippi, Cherrie Jones, Elezena and O. C. Ivy, Mary and Arthur Davis and LeRoy and Bobbie Shelton, all of Brooksville, Mississippi; two aunts, Ann Baptist of Macon, Mississippi and Nancy Allen of Chicago, IL; a special friend, David Watford of Kankakee, IL; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild and a host of other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel E. Orr; his mother, Willie Bell Macon; one daughter, Michelle Orr; one sister, Sammie Mae Orr and one brother, Walter Lee Macon.
Samuel L. Orr, 67, of Kankakee, died Sunday, May 1, 2016 at his home. Visitation will be Friday, May 6, 2016 from 10:00 A.M. until time of funeral services at 11:00 A.M. at the Free Christian Center, 111 E. Oak, Kankakee. Reverend Tryphenia... View Obituary & Service Information
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