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.