John McKeever Orr Jr., 94, of Fayetteville, Georgia

John McKeever Orr Jr., 94, of Fayetteville, GeorgiaJohn Orr, Jr.

John McKeever Orr Jr., 94, of Fayetteville, Georgia, passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021.

John was born in Jonesboro on May 1, 1927, to John McKeever Orr Sr. and Winnie Murphy. In death he is preceded by his grandson Vinnie Rossetti and his sons-in-law Michael Rossetti and Scott Jones, as well as his parents.

John leaves behind his beloved wife, Joan Orr, who was 71 years old; his son Jack Orr (Millie) of The Villages, Florida; Daughters, Vicki Jones of Marietta and Pam Rossetti of Fayetteville; his grandsons Tracy (Willie) Henson, John (Heather) Orr, Shannon Bradley, Rebecca Rossetti, and Natalie (Colby) Wren; Great-grandchildren, Matthew, Terry, Samuel, Seth, and Jack; Brother-in-law, Ken Springer (Jill); and nieces, Mikie Snyder, Melissa Springer, Anita Hallman and Kelly Berry.

He graduated from Jonesboro High School (class 1944) and then served in the United States Air Force during the occupation of Japan. He then worked from 1955 to 1987 as a captain for Eastern Air Lines. After his retirement, John enjoyed traveling with his wife. His church home was Philadelphia Presbyterian and later joined First Baptist of Fairburn. Most recently he was a member of Pinecrest Church. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend.

The service will take place on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. in the chapel of the Mowell Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fayetteville. Before the funeral service, the family receives their friends and loved ones from 12:00 to 13:00.

You can donate to Pinecrest Church, Fairburn First Baptist or Southwest Christian Care.

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