The Rev. Orbin Montgomery, 76, of New State Road in Delphi, Ohio, passed away Sunday, Feb. 25, 2007, in the Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born June 29, 1930, in Mogoffin County, Ky., to Price and Lona (Clemons) Montgomery, now deceased, and was a Willard resident most of his life. He was a member of Faith Builders Church of Willard. He retired after 36 years of service from the Nickel Plate/N&W/Norfolk Southern Railway, where he worked on the bridge and building crew out of Norwalk. He enjoyed his religion and fellowship, family and grandchildren, gardening, fishing and outdoor labor.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Roberta (Dyer) Montgomery; two sons and daughters-in-law, Larry “Leo” and Patricia Montgomery of Greenwich and Gary and Kim Montgomery of Greenwich; a daughter, Denise Claytor of Delphi; six grandchildren, Isaac and Ieisha Claytor and Allison, Benjamin, Gracie and LeeAnn Montgomery; three brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin and Arizona Montgomery of Willard, and J.C. and Brenda Montgomery and Kenneth Ray and Connie Montgomery, all of Jackson, Ky.; two sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Louise Montgomery and Irene and William Honaker of Willard; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Minuard and Dixie Fay Montgomery.
Friends may call from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday with the Rev. Fred Rowe and the Rev. Meryle Dye officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven, Ohio.
Condolences can be made at secorfuneralhome.com.