Charles Dixon Orr III
Charles Dixon (Charlie) Orr III passed away Jan. 1, 2019 at the age of 77. He was born in Waco and graduated from Waco High School in 1959, and from Sam Houston State University in 1963.
He brought his family to Corpus Christi in 1969 when he worked for the Pontiac Motor Division. For the past 25 years, he owned and operated Mr. Payroll Check Cashing in Aransas Pass. He enjoyed sailing and was active in the Ingleside on the Bay Beach Club as well as the Aransas Pass Yacht Club. He was Commodore of the Bay Yacht Club in Corpus Christi in 1978 and loved bareboat chartering in the Bahamas.
He was preceded in death by his father Charles Dixon Orr Jr.; and one daughter, Andrea Orr. He is survived by his wife, Judy Gafford Orr; his mother Dorothy Alexander; one sister, Mary-Helen George (David); one son, Charles (Chuck) Dixon Orr IV (Victoria); and four grandchildren, Cameron Orr (Ronni), Charlotte Carpenter, Caroline Orr, and Michael Orr.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2019 at the First United Methodist Church in Portland, 4545 Wildcat Dr. A reception will be held after at the church.
In lieu of flowers, the families asks contributions be made to one’s favorite charity in remembrance of Charlie.