EULESS -- Ray O'Daniel Orr, 76, passed away Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014, at a care center surrounded by his wife and daughter after a long battle with cancer. Funeral: 10 a.m. Friday at Lucas Funeral Home, Hurst. Interment: George's Creek Cemetery, Somervell County. Visitation: 9 a.m. Friday. Ray was born July 21, 1938, to Girlie Lovenia and Henry Sam Orr in Fort Spunky. He married Lois Ann Hawkins on May 9, 1958, at Rock Creek Baptist Church. To this union, a daddy's girl, Virginia Lee, was born. After graduation from Glen Rose High School in 1957, he joined the U.S. Air Force in February 1958. While in the Air Force from 1958-1961, he refueled aircrafts at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City, S.D., to Fort Churchill, Manitoba, Canada. After his service in the Air Force, Ray entered business school where his emphasis was on travel and transportation. After graduation, he was employed with Frontier Airlines for 24 1/2 years. Ray and Lois finally settled in Euless, where he was very active with American Legion Post 379 and as a member of North Euless Baptist Church. Because of his love for coin collecting, he became an original member of the North East Coin Club. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Bill Orr. Survivors: Wife of 56 years, Lois; daughter, Virginia Lee Nowicki and husband, Charles; grandson, Calvin Amadeus Nowicki; brother, Lowell S. Orr and wife, Betty; sister, Sandy Sue Koontz and husband, John; sister-in-law, Joan Orr; and a host of extended family and friends.
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