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Richard Kent Orr

June 17, 2020


Richard Kent Orr, age 77, passed away on June 17, 2020 at his home in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. 


Richard was born on October 19, 1942 in Newark, Ohio to Genevieve Hurlburt Orr Parshall and Murray Broseus Orr. He moved to Broken Bow, Oklahoma his junior year of high school. He is a graduate of Broken Bow High School and Southeastern State University, where he earned a degree in accounting. He was a member of Lambda Psi Omega Fraternity (now Phi Sigma Kappa.) After graduation, Richard served in the United States Army. 


Richard married Joy Lane on August 30,1964 and was happily married for 56 years.  


Through the years, he was an active member of the Jaycees, Lion’s Club, Chamber of Commerce and of the Cedar Creek Golf association. He also coached little league basketball, baseball, and was always available for assistance with the golf team.  


Richard was preceded in death by his parents; uncle and aunt Dr. and Mrs. Robert Loftin; his sister Barbara Williams; nephews Kent Lee Williams; Brad Lane, Buddy Lane and great-nephew Sky Lane.


Richard is survived by his wife Joy; son and daughter-in-law Chad and Anne Mary Orr, daughter and son-in-law Leslie Orr Watkins and Bryce Watkins, grandchildren Hannah King, Carlie King Lauren Orr, Drew Watkins and Adisyn Watkins; his brother and sister-in-law Larry and Kathy Orr; brother-in-law Bob Williams; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jim E. and Rebecca Lane; nieces and nephews David and Kristy Orr Luebbe; Gwen Lane; James and Karyn Lane; Cindy Lane Cannon and Jaime Cannon, Joe and Tracy Lane; Delora Marshall and Michael Marshall; and numerous great-nieces and nephews. 


Richard was an avid golfer and could be found most days on Cedar Creek golf course. He sank his 16th hole-in-one in July 2019. In August 2019, the last time he played golf, he birdied his last two holes unassisted, so that he and Chad won their flight. Richard was an attentive host and was happiest when he was surrounded by family and friends. All who knew him can attest that he enjoyed life to the fullest.  


The family appreciates the numerous friends and medical personnel who have supported us, in so many ways, both personally and professionally, during this time of sorrow. 


A celebration of life will be held at a future date in the fall at Cedar Creek Golf course. 

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Broken Bow Golf Team, ℅ Broken Bow Public Schools, 108 W 5th St, Broken Bow, OK 74728.

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