Jimmy Orr

  • Died: October 27, 2020
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Jimmy Orr

Legendary former receiver with Colts and Steelers

Jimmy Orr was a legendary wide receiver for the Baltimore Colts and the Pittsburgh Steelers. For full obituary and coverage from Legacy.com, click here.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Hi, Jay and Julie.
Sorry to hear about Jimmy sure wish I had his contacts as I had thought about him often lately.
Give me a call sometime to catch up on your lives.
Steve Shirley
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Posted by Steve Shirley - The Woodlands, TX - friend   January 09, 2021

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ENJOY , AN AMAZING WEEKEND TO A LEGENDARY FOOTBALL PLAYER TO YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SIR #86 MARK 1:08-1:11 !!!!!!!

Posted by CHER & KEVIN ROBERTS SR - KINGSTON, RI   November 14, 2020

Jimmy was so kind. I ate breakfast with him and enjoyed all his stories. He gave me a Jesus coin that will always remind me of Jimmy.

Posted by Terry Lane - Waycross, GA   November 11, 2020

To the family, many, many friends, colleagues and fans of this wonderful man, where he was a legendary wide receiver. That is the legacy Jimmy Orr left behind memorable in his football career that will not be forgotten. May the God of comfort bless your grieving hearts with strength, loving kindness and peace as the world copes with the loss of Mr. Jimmy Orr. May his legacy keep his memory alive forever.

Posted by Tony - DC   November 11, 2020

Our deepest condolences to the family. We pray that God continues to strengthen and comfort the family during this difficult time.

Posted by A friend   November 06, 2020

With deepest sympathy. May God who comforts us in all
our trials be with your family during this most distressing time.

Posted by A friend   November 05, 2020

My condolences go out to the family of Jimmy Orr. He will truly be missed by family and fans.

Posted by Taylor    November 04, 2020

My condolences.

Posted by A friend   November 03, 2020

Matthew 6: 9,10 You must pray, then, this way: Our Father in the heavens, let your name be sanctified. Let your Kingdom come. Let your will take place, as in heaven, also on earth.

Posted by Francois Foster    November 02, 2020

I met Jimmy at his favorite restaurant in Brunswick. My son introduced us and what little time we spent talking there I could tell what a kind man he was. I would always ask about Jimmy when I would talk to my son in Brunswick. That's what kind of impression he had on even a stranger. Wonderful man, RIP Jimmy Orr.

Posted by Steve Burks - cabot, AR - friend   November 01, 2020

One of my distant relatives may you rest in peace

Posted by Warren Cody Orr - Columbia, SC - Friend   October 31, 2020

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Dear Orr Family Rory and I would luv to express our condolences's on the loss of Jimmy Orr.he'll surely be missed very very much.best faith/rory

Posted by faith/rory tobin/dockett - Newton Centre/brighton, MA - acquaintance   October 31, 2020

May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. Please accept my sincere condolences.

Posted by JE Sowell - Charlotte, NC   October 31, 2020

Very sorry to hear about this. Jimmy was one of my late fathers best friends and I have many fond memories growing up with him coming over to visit my parents. He always made me laugh.

Posted by Pete McIntyre - Mareitta, GA   October 31, 2020

What great memories with Jimmy over the years at Atlanta Country Club, The Harbor Club, plus. Played many rounds of golf together, hung out with "The Mick" a lot and enjoyed meeting many of the old Colts players with Jimmy back in the 90's. You were a great friend and will be missed by many. RIP Jimmy! !
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family through this loss! !

Posted by Moe Shafer - Marietta, GA - friend   October 30, 2020

Posted by Kent Sivadge - Arlington, TX   October 30, 2020

My prayer's and thoughts and condolences go out to entire Orr family during this time of profound sorrow from Jimmy Pearl from Bayonne, New Jersey. Jimmy Orr was pure magic on the football field.

Posted by James F Pearl - Friend   October 30, 2020

I grew up a Baltimore Colts fan. Johnny U., Bubba Smith and Jimmy Orr were awesome. They don't make them like that any more. Thanks for the memories Jimmy.

Posted by Mike Sebolt - Roanoke County, VA   October 30, 2020

My condolences to the family. I'm thankful, for the role he played, making the game, more exciting. May the God of Comfort, continue to comfort the family, during these difficult times.

Posted by A friend   October 30, 2020

Posted by Ronald Hudspeth - Liberia - friend   October 30, 2020

Jimmy brought much excitement and pleasure to me when he was with the Baltimore Colts. I started watching them when a fellow Wofford College student, Jerry Richardson, was playing for them, and then Jimmy came over from Pittsburgh. Even though Jerry left, I was hooked by Jimmy, Raymond Berry and Johnny Unitas. Jimmy's family should know that many people remember and appreciate Jimmy! May God's greatest comfort be with you all!!! >

Posted by Melvin McIntosh - Friend   October 30, 2020

Your loved one was a legendary NFL wide receiver and will be missed. My deepest condolences to the family and may the God of tender mercies comfort you at this sad time,

Posted by Mary - Neighbor   October 30, 2020

RIP Jimmy! I am sure when you get to Heaven you will find St. Peter already has an Orr's Corner set up for you!

Posted by John Starke    October 29, 2020

Posted by Carol Sivadge - Arlington, TX   October 29, 2020

Posted by Kent Sivadge - TX   October 29, 2020

Adios Jimmy -RIP - I will always cherish our time together at UGA & The
Brunswick CC. We had breakfast at Ceasers - comped you. Golf clubs at
Reynolds— you were a true GA. DAWG - WILL MISS YOU.
CURT WIGGINS -UGA ‘59

Posted by Curtis Wiggins - Classmate   October 29, 2020

Worked with Mr Orr at the Sands in AC great man sorry for the loss of a great man

Posted by Pat Rafter - Freehold, NJ   October 29, 2020

"Coach on the field" smarts, who had crafty moves and terrific hands. Jimmy was also one of the great characters, during an era of many great and tough characters in Pro Football (and especially on those Baltimore Colts). Jimmy's presence made his teams better on the field of play, and more fun on and off said.

Posted by A friend   October 29, 2020

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Godspeed Jimmy, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us, and the wonderful football memories. College and professional.

Posted by Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ   October 29, 2020

Growing up in the 60s, I always wanted to be Jimmy Orr when I played football with my friends and for my college fraternity. He was extraordinarily talented. Unitas to Orr. The Colts. Glorious times.

Posted by Bruce F - Miami Beach, FL   October 29, 2020

It’s very sad to lose a childhood hero but even moreso a very good friend. Rest gently, Jimmy. I’ll miss our times together at the GA Sports HOF yearly induction weekend and lunches with you in Brunswick. No more pain on your golf swing up in heaven. I know I’ll see you again someday. Until then....

Posted by Jimmy Robinson - Marietta, GA - friend   October 29, 2020


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