Jimmy was born in Lyon County on Oct. 7, 1943, to the late Calvin Orr and Jewell Hill Orr. He was a 1961 graduate of Livingston County High School. Jimmy was the manager of Ingram Materials for 23 years. He was a member of Pisgah United Methodist Church in Grand Rivers and the Calvert City Country Club. He was a member of the Calvert City Masonic Lodge #543 and the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and the Rizpah Shriners in Madisonville.
Jimmy is survived by his wife of 48 years, Melissa Kettula Orr of Calvert City; three daughters, M. Jeannette Orr, Jennifer Orr Powell and her husband Jeff all of Calvert City, and Julie Manganelli of Orlando, Fla.; six grandchildren, Jeremy Powell, Jenna Powell, Dylann Mandrell, Sydney Mandrell, Jacob Manganelli and Jayden Manganelli; his mother-in-law, Helen Kettula of Calvert City; and two brothers, Jerry D. Orr of Gilbertsville and Justin Orr of Calvert City.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Reino Kettula and his brother-in- law, Patrick Kettula.
A celebration of Jimmy’s life was held on Sunday, March 24, at the Calvert City Country Club, where Masonic rites were conducted.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Calvert City Convalescent Center, P.O. Box 7, Calvert City, KY 42029 or the Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Kentucky & Indiana Chapter, Kaden Tower, 6100 Dutchman’s Lane, Suite 401, Louisville, KY 40205-3284.
Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home & Crematory is in charge of all arrangements.