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Willie Nathan Orr, Sr.

May 2, 1937 — February 21, 2023

Long Beach

Willie Nathan Orr, Sr.


Willie Nathan Orr, Sr., age 85 of Long Beach, passed away Tuesday, February 21, 2023.

He is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Elisabeth Orr; children, Willie Nathan Orr, Jr. (Janice) and Richard Lee Orr (Debbie); grandchildren, Melissa, Racheal, Richard (mother of his first three grandchildren, Nancy), Christopher, and Corey; great grandchildren, Tatum, Hannah, Jonah, Kylie, Nolan, and Kristina; and great-great grandchild, Ayla.

Willie was a native of Shreveport, Louisiana. He served in the US Army from 1952 until 1962 and received an honorable discharge as a Sergeant.  He served in the Navy from 1974 until 1991, and retired with honors as a Senior Master Chief. Willie was a Union journeyman carpenter in Long Island, NY from  1962 until 1974. He worked as a construction superintendent for several local construction firms from 1991 until 2016. Willie was a master builder. He loved restoring classic cars, Cruisin’ the Coast, and family gatherings.

His favorite phrase was, “don’t worry about things you can’t change.”

In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital

A graveside service will be held at 11:00 AM, Friday, March 3, 2023, at Biloxi National Cemetery.

Riemann Family Funeral Home, Long Beach, is serving the family.

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Graveside Service

Friday, March 3, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Biloxi National Cemetery (Beauvoir Road, Biloxi)


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