He was a native of Graham County and the son of the late Dillard and Tilly Orr. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his sons Rodney Orr in February of 1994 and Joseph Buchanan in November of 2013.
Beacher grew up in Robbinsville on a family farm. He moved to Palm Coast in 1985, where he was the owner of Orr Tractor in Bunnell, Florida. He was a well respected member of the community and known for his kindness, honesty, and hard work. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Palm Coast as well as Lone Oak Baptist Church in North Carolina.
He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Kay Brooms Orr; sons, Bart Orr of Brooklyn, NY, Jack Buchanan of Bunnell ,FL; daughters Libby Musgrove of Bunnell, FL, Laney Millsaps of Robbinsville; sisters, Nelda Nelms, and Wilma Crisp both of Robbinsville. He is also survived by 9 grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, August 8, 2014 at Lone Oak Baptist Church. The Reverends Daniel Stewart and Scott Roper will officiate. Burial will follow at the Lone Oak Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. till 1 p.m. Friday at the Church prior to the services.
Townson-Smith Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements. An online register is available at www.townson-smithfuneralhome.com.