Alex Reddick Orr Jr. passed away at age 86 on Jan. 28, 2013, in Plano. Mr. Orr graduated from Winters High School in May 1943, attended Tyler Junior College and The University of Texas at Austin. Alex served in the Army Air Corps during World War II in Europe. He worked eight years as an engineer for Texaco; and for 14 years he served as general manager of Dallas City Agency during a 28-year career with the Southwestern Life Insurance Co. in Dallas. Alex moved to Tyler in 1981 with his wife, Nannette, and were members of Green Acres Baptist Church and the John Childs Sunday School Class.
Alex Orr Jr. was preceded in death by his wife, Nannette. He is survived by a daughter, Lynnette Orr Whitsell and husband Dan Whitsell; son, Kevin Orr and partner Darryl Cross; son, Alex R. "Lex" Orr III; six grandchildren; and two great-grandsons.
A memorial will be held at 9:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 2013, in the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery, 2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas.
Published in Tyler Morning Telegraph on Feb. 7, 2013