Gary Wayne Orr


Gary Wayne Orr, 74, of Vandalia, passed away on Friday, Jan. 27, 2023 at Harry S. Truman Veterans Hospital in Columbia.

He  was born on July 10, 1948, in Vandalia, the son of Burl and Aurelia Feldman Orr.

Survivors include one son; Gary Gene Orr of Vandalia, one daughter; Kimberly Craig of Kansas City, five siblings; Bill (Betty) Orr of Liberty, Burl (Connie) Orr of Palm Harbor, Fla., Janelle Rippeto of Mexico, Dee (Tom) Fischer of Mexico, and Donna (Dale) Mudd of Mexico, three grandchildren; Brittany Crowley of Moberly, Matthew (Isabella) McGlasson of Columbia, and Sierra (Alex) Hull of Moberly, four great grandchildren; Vanessa and Braelynn Crowley, and Olivia and Delilah McGlasson, and one great-grandchild on the way; Rilynn Hull.

Gary was preceded in death by his parents and one brother in law; Rick Rippeto.

Mr. Orr was a lifetime area resident and 1966 graduate of Van-Far High School. Gary served his country honorably in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and a member of the Laddonia American Legion Post 510, where he served with the Honor Guard for many years. Gary enjoyed working in his yard, doing woodworking projects, and watching the St. Louis Cardinals.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Laddonia American Legion Post 510, in care of Bienhoff Funeral Home, P.O. Box 54, Vandalia, Missouri 63382.