Stephen Orr
November 17, 1954 -
November 20, 2018

Visitation

November 23, 2018
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Service 

November 23, 2018
2:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

On November 20th, Stephen Orr, age 64, of Fayetteville, TN, took his first steps as he ran to the open arms of Jesus! Born with cerebral palsy, Stephen was unable to walk or talk during his earthly life. His body, though small and frail, was the home of a huge heart. Stephen used that heart to love scores of people throughout his life. He made sure his friends and family knew just how much he loved them.

Stephen was a longtime member of Parks City Baptist Church. He loved gospel singing, a good game of Rook, and spending time with family and friends. He is predeceased by his father Harry Orr, his step-father William Myrick, and his niece, Laura Beck. He leaves behind a large family and many friends to cherish his memory. Survivors include his mother, Geneva Orr Myrick; siblings – Harriette Orr Rost, Dawn Myrick (Craig) Stopinski, David (Debbie) Myrick, Susan Orr (Scott) Beck, Dale Myrick (Charlie) Davis; and countless nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Funeral service for Stephen will be conducted at 2 PM on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Higgins Funeral Home. Visitation with the family will be from 12 PM until 2 PM on Friday at Higgins Funeral Home.

The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Lincoln/Donaldson Care Centers for the love and care given to Stephen over the past 14 years. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The Grace Fund c/o First Baptist Church, P.O. Box 623 Fayetteville, TN 37334. The Grace Fund is a medical travel fund to assist patients seeking specialized medical treatment.

Video Services

25 Comments

  1. Sherry

    Deepest sympathy for your loss. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21:4:”..death will be no more.., the former things have passed away.”

    Reply
  2. Stephanie Reynolds

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28,29. There Jesus promised a resurrection of our loved ones, saying that the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. These resurrected ones will inherit the earth, as Jesus spoke about in Matthew chapter 5. Then, under the rule of God’s Kingdom, they will enjoy life the way God originally intended, in perfect health with no sorrow, pain or death. (Psalms 37:29. Isaiah 33:24. Revelation 21:4) What a wonderful time that will be! If you would like to learn more about this hope, please visit jw.org. Please accept my condolences.

    Reply
  3. Tanesha Campbell

    My sweet Stephen you were such a joy to take care of and be around.You always had a smile and a great sense of humor.I will be praying for your sweet mama, she was there everyday religiously to be by your side,I know her heart is aching but now you are healed and can run and talk and do all the things you didn’t get to here on earth.You were a special friend and will always be in my heart!

    Reply
  4. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Sorry to hear of Steven passing. May God give you comfort and peace in knowing he’s in Heaven rejoicing and running and talking up a storm….

    Reply
  5. Judy Hammons

    Steve and Charlie used to be in a race to see who could get to Heaven first. Looks like Steve won that race. What a fine Christian man. He was some kind of rook player, although he and Chuck were accused of cheating. The first step Steve ever took was on street of gold. Love you little buddy.

    Reply
  6. Janice { Tomerlin }Finley

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not here to see
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me

    I wish you wouldn’t cry
    The Way you did today
    While thinking of the many things
    We did not get to say

    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you
    Each time that you think of me
    I know you will miss me too

    When tomorrow starts with out me
    Please try to understand
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand

    The angel said my place was ready
    In heaven far above
    And That I would have to leave behind
    All those I Dearly Love

    But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
    I felt so much at home
    When GOD looked down and smiled at me
    From his golden throne

    He said This Is Eternity
    And All I promised you
    Today for life on earth is done
    But Here it starts a new

    I promise no tomorrow
    For today will always last
    And Since each day’s the exact same way
    There is no longing for the past

    So When Tomorrow starts without me
    Do not think we’re apart
    For every time you think of me
    Remember I’m right here in your heart.

    Reply
  7. Dennis Eddins

    Sorry to hear about you brother Dale. My prayers and deepest condolences are with your family.

    Reply
  8. Cynthia Dunivan

    Susan, David, & Family,
    I am sorry to learn of the earthly loss of your sweet Steven, but I know he is rejoicing in heaven. Our prayers will include your family in the days ahead.
    Cindy Lynn Dunivan

    Reply
  9. Wanda Preston

    I know all of Stephen’s family rejoice knowing that he is now free of his earthly limitations. Thinking of you, Susan!

    Reply
  10. lynn brown

    Dale and Susan so sorry for the loss of your brother, prayers sent to you and family.

    Reply
  11. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for your loss of Stephen. May the many memories comfort you and may feel the love of so many lives that Stephen touched in his 64 years! Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  12. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for your loss of Stephen. May the many memories comfort you and may feel the love of so many lives that Stephen touched in his 64 years! Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  13. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for your loss of Stephen. May the many memories comfort you and may feel the love of so many lives that Stephen touched in his 64 years! Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  14. Pam Stanley

    I am so sorry for your loss of Stephen! Ms. Geneva I know you have been there every day for him. Praying for you and your family during this time.

    Reply
  15. bj

    I am so very sorry for your loss of Stephen

    Reply
  16. Tanesha Campbell

    My sweet Steven, you were always a joy to take care of and be around.You always had a smile on your face and always made me laugh.You meant the world to your mama and she was there everyday to spend time with you.I love you Steven and I will never forget you!

    Reply
  17. JOHN Wells Jr

    Steve was a special friend, We had some good times together. He was ready to go meet Jesus. I pray for his mama who was faithful to always be with Steve every day for 64 years. May the LORD be with both of them!!

    Reply
  18. Phil & MaryAnn Kemp

    Stephen was a wonderful Christian man. Bro. Charlie Hammons used to say that Stephen would be easily recognized in heaven: he’d be the only one running. May Jesus bless and comfort the family – you know beyond the shadow of any doubt where he is now!

    Reply
  19. Mimi Y Johnson

    My heart is really hurting. Steve i loved you. Take you rest darlin i will see you on the other side.

    Reply
  20. David Kinser

    So sorry to hear about Steven

    Reply
  21. Virginia Mooney

    Geneva thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of your beloved Steven. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Steven was one of a kind who touched the lives of all that knew him.

    Reply
  22. Debby kinser Stowe

    Do sorry to hear of Stephens passing. Remember him very fondly .

    Reply
  23. lynn and marcella scott

    With sincere sympathy to the family. May God bless you.

    Reply
  24. Dot Tully

    So sorry to hear if Stevens death. I know he’s in the arms of Jesus now. Geneva praying especially for you along with all the family. Love all of you.

    Reply
  25. Jim and Shirley Steelman

    Steve was such a sweet guy. We saw him on regular basis at the nursing home. I wonder what he was trying so hard to tell us. God bless him.

    Reply

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Memories

25 Comments

  1. Sherry

    Deepest sympathy for your loss. May your family find comfort in the scriptural hope found at Revelation 21:4:”..death will be no more.., the former things have passed away.”

    Reply
  2. Stephanie Reynolds

    I’m so sorry for your loss. I hope you find comfort in Jesus words at John 5:28,29. There Jesus promised a resurrection of our loved ones, saying that the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tombs will hear his voice and come out. These resurrected ones will inherit the earth, as Jesus spoke about in Matthew chapter 5. Then, under the rule of God’s Kingdom, they will enjoy life the way God originally intended, in perfect health with no sorrow, pain or death. (Psalms 37:29. Isaiah 33:24. Revelation 21:4) What a wonderful time that will be! If you would like to learn more about this hope, please visit jw.org. Please accept my condolences.

    Reply
  3. Tanesha Campbell

    My sweet Stephen you were such a joy to take care of and be around.You always had a smile and a great sense of humor.I will be praying for your sweet mama, she was there everyday religiously to be by your side,I know her heart is aching but now you are healed and can run and talk and do all the things you didn’t get to here on earth.You were a special friend and will always be in my heart!

    Reply
  4. Rhonda Honey Wilbanks

    Sorry to hear of Steven passing. May God give you comfort and peace in knowing he’s in Heaven rejoicing and running and talking up a storm….

    Reply
  5. Judy Hammons

    Steve and Charlie used to be in a race to see who could get to Heaven first. Looks like Steve won that race. What a fine Christian man. He was some kind of rook player, although he and Chuck were accused of cheating. The first step Steve ever took was on street of gold. Love you little buddy.

    Reply
  6. Janice { Tomerlin }Finley

    When tomorrow starts without me
    And I’m not here to see
    If the sun should rise and find your eyes
    All filled with tears for me

    I wish you wouldn’t cry
    The Way you did today
    While thinking of the many things
    We did not get to say

    I know how much you love me
    As much as I love you
    Each time that you think of me
    I know you will miss me too

    When tomorrow starts with out me
    Please try to understand
    That an angel came and called my name
    And took me by the hand

    The angel said my place was ready
    In heaven far above
    And That I would have to leave behind
    All those I Dearly Love

    But When I walked through Heaven’s Gates
    I felt so much at home
    When GOD looked down and smiled at me
    From his golden throne

    He said This Is Eternity
    And All I promised you
    Today for life on earth is done
    But Here it starts a new

    I promise no tomorrow
    For today will always last
    And Since each day’s the exact same way
    There is no longing for the past

    So When Tomorrow starts without me
    Do not think we’re apart
    For every time you think of me
    Remember I’m right here in your heart.

    Reply
  7. Dennis Eddins

    Sorry to hear about you brother Dale. My prayers and deepest condolences are with your family.

    Reply
  8. Cynthia Dunivan

    Susan, David, & Family,
    I am sorry to learn of the earthly loss of your sweet Steven, but I know he is rejoicing in heaven. Our prayers will include your family in the days ahead.
    Cindy Lynn Dunivan

    Reply
  9. Wanda Preston

    I know all of Stephen’s family rejoice knowing that he is now free of his earthly limitations. Thinking of you, Susan!

    Reply
  10. lynn brown

    Dale and Susan so sorry for the loss of your brother, prayers sent to you and family.

    Reply
  11. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for your loss of Stephen. May the many memories comfort you and may feel the love of so many lives that Stephen touched in his 64 years! Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  12. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for your loss of Stephen. May the many memories comfort you and may feel the love of so many lives that Stephen touched in his 64 years! Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  13. Freda Kinser Blair

    So sorry for your loss of Stephen. May the many memories comfort you and may feel the love of so many lives that Stephen touched in his 64 years! Prayers for you all.

    Reply
  14. Pam Stanley

    I am so sorry for your loss of Stephen! Ms. Geneva I know you have been there every day for him. Praying for you and your family during this time.

    Reply
  15. bj

    I am so very sorry for your loss of Stephen

    Reply
  16. Tanesha Campbell

    My sweet Steven, you were always a joy to take care of and be around.You always had a smile on your face and always made me laugh.You meant the world to your mama and she was there everyday to spend time with you.I love you Steven and I will never forget you!

    Reply
  17. JOHN Wells Jr

    Steve was a special friend, We had some good times together. He was ready to go meet Jesus. I pray for his mama who was faithful to always be with Steve every day for 64 years. May the LORD be with both of them!!

    Reply
  18. Phil & MaryAnn Kemp

    Stephen was a wonderful Christian man. Bro. Charlie Hammons used to say that Stephen would be easily recognized in heaven: he’d be the only one running. May Jesus bless and comfort the family – you know beyond the shadow of any doubt where he is now!

    Reply
  19. Mimi Y Johnson

    My heart is really hurting. Steve i loved you. Take you rest darlin i will see you on the other side.

    Reply
  20. David Kinser

    So sorry to hear about Steven

    Reply
  21. Virginia Mooney

    Geneva thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Today and always, may loving memories bring you peace, comfort, and strength. Keeping you close in heart and prayer for the loss of your beloved Steven. May loving memories ease your loss and bring you comfort. Steven was one of a kind who touched the lives of all that knew him.

    Reply
  22. Debby kinser Stowe

    Do sorry to hear of Stephens passing. Remember him very fondly .

    Reply
  23. lynn and marcella scott

    With sincere sympathy to the family. May God bless you.

    Reply
  24. Dot Tully

    So sorry to hear if Stevens death. I know he’s in the arms of Jesus now. Geneva praying especially for you along with all the family. Love all of you.

    Reply
  25. Jim and Shirley Steelman

    Steve was such a sweet guy. We saw him on regular basis at the nursing home. I wonder what he was trying so hard to tell us. God bless him.

    Reply

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