Charles “Ken” Orr, 78, of Oak Park, died on June 2, 2017. Born on Aug. 19, 1938, he proudly served in the 101st Airborne as a paratrooper at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky. He was the owner of Ken’s Auto Body Shop and Orr’s Q Restaurant and later retired from the CTA as a transportation supervisor. His unconditional love and commitment to his children and family were the driving forces in his life.
Ken was the husband of Linda Kaye (nee Masters); the father of Alan Christopher Orr, Leslie Kassidy (Roy Ellis) Orr and Kenneth Daniel Orr; the grandfather of Ruby Harper Ellis and Danielle Anna Orr; the brother of Dorothy (the late Edward) Sumler, Sherri Lynn (Leonard) Montgomery, the late Shirley Goldene (the late Nathaniel) Green, and the late Anvi Leon Orr; the uncle of many nieces and nephews; and the son of the late Charles and Ruby Beatrice Orr.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday, June 7 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home, 203 S. Marion St. in Oak Park where services will be held on Thursday at 10 a.m., followed by interment at Mt. Hope Cemetery.