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William Alfred Orr

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William was born on February 1, 1926 and passed away on Sunday, May 5, 2019.

William was a resident of Sweeny, Texas at the time of passing.

Having said that, and hoping that you will be forgiving, here goes: Dad was always very proud of his academic achievements, graduating high school in 1942 at 16 as the top male student in his class (two girls had higher scores) earning a scholarship he was too poor to use, Dad went to work supporting the family he deeply loved for two years until he was old enough to join the Air Force in 1944.

Dad fought other foes too whose reflections are seen in his collected belongings from his time in WWII as an Air Force gunner and company boxer to the many civil and legal opponents in more trials that I could count right up to the day his body failed him, for his spirit never did.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in William's name to veterans help organizations, Gideons International, boystown.org, or indianyouth.org. Friday 10 May 10:00 AM 5/10/2019 10:00:00 AM First Baptist Church of Sweeny 402 N. Main St. Sweeny, Texas 77480 First Baptist Church of Sweeny 402 N. Main St. Sweeny 77480 Texas United States May 6:00 PM 5/9/2019 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/9/2019 8:00:00 PM Baker Funeral Home 634 S Columbia Dr West Columbia, TX 77486 Baker Funeral Home 634 S Columbia Dr West Columbia 77486 TX United States Sweeny Cemetery Sweeny, Texas 77480 Sweeny 77480 Texas United States Gideons International The Gideons International Processing Center PO Box 97251 Washington, DC 20090 Boys Town Running Strong for American Indian Youth Conference Baker Funeral Homes - West Columbia 634 S. Columbia Drive West Columbia, TX 77486 Phone: (979) 345-3232 Baker Funeral Homes - Brazoria 118 West Texas Brazoria, TX 77422 Phone: (979) 798-2128.