Joel Colgan Orr

  • Born: July 17, 1993
  • Died: May 23, 2012
  • Location: Maryland

R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A.

111 S. Queen Street
P.O. Box 248
Rising Sun, MD 21911

Tel. (410) 658-6030

Tribute & Message From The Family


Joel Colgan Orr, 18, of Rising Sun, MD, passed away suddenly at his home May 23, 2012.

Born in Elkton, MD on July 17, 1993, Joel was the son of Joseph Wilson Orr, III and Toni Wiley Orr. He was employed at North American Industrial and worked in the environmental division. Joel loved music and was a talented guitar player. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and was a proud uncle.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by a sister Justin Orr of Rising Sun, brother Jared Orr, also of Rising Sun; his grandmothers, Patricia Wiley and Betty Burton; his niece Jayde. He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Harry Wiley, Jr. and Joseph Orr, Jr.

A celebration of Joel's life will be held at R.T. Foard Funeral Home, P.A., 111 S. Queen St., Rising Sun, MD 21911 on Tuesday May 29, 2012 from 6 - 8:00 p.m. Burial will be private. Charitable contributions may be made to the family to assist with funeral expenses.


Condolence & Memory Journal

For the Family - A Poem for You
light a candle, see it glow, watch it dance, when you feel low, think of me, think of light, I'll always be here, day or night, a candle flickers, out of sight, but in your heart, I still burn bright, think not of sadness, that I'm not near, think of gladness, and joyous cheer, I have not left, I am not gone, I'm here to stay my lovely ones, so when you light a candle and you see it glow and you watch it dance in your heart you'll know that I would never leave you even when you feel so blue I'm sitting up here with the Lord and now watching over you

Posted by Sharon (Wiley) Houston-Heinrich    June 01, 2012

Joel orr ill never forget u! Rest in paradise sunshine I'll see u again one day!

Posted by Stacey little    May 29, 2012

Joey , Toni, Justin, Jared
Although no words can really help to ease the loss you bear, just know that you are very close in every thought and prayer. My Love goes out to all of you RIP Joel

Posted by Lynda McCoy White    May 28, 2012

To the Orr Family... Our thoughts,prayers and heart felt sympathy goes out to you...Joey,Toni,Justin and Jared. We are so sad to hear of Joel's passing.Again our prayers are with you. R.I.P Donnie & Karen Monk

Posted by Donald & Karen Monk    May 26, 2012

My deepest sympathy to the family.This has to be the hardest thing in the world to cope with.May you all find comfort and strength together as a family and may God Bless and keep you all in his embrace.My thoughts and prayers to all!

Posted by Judy Kilgore    May 26, 2012

I am deeply saddened by the sudden death of Joel. My heart goes out to his family and his friends. Joel always made everyone laugh and he had a special way of making you feel important. We all will miss Joel and he will truely remain in our hearts. He is at peace now with our Lord. My the Lord give comfort to Joels family.

Posted by Carole Mckee    May 25, 2012

Seeing his smile in pictures is helping, because you can't help but smile with him. Thats how I will remember him. God Bless all who know and love Joel.

Posted by Bob McKee    May 25, 2012

My sympathies to the family and friends of Joel Orr. It is always difficult when someone so young and full of life passes away. We can look to our Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort and tender mercies, at times such as these for He truly understands. He promises through His Word the Bible to undo the suffering and pain that death causes. He will swallow up death forever. No more will we be separated by sickness or death, but we will enjoy endless life on a Paradise earth where many joyous reunions will take place when billions dead return to life. This is a guarantee that God has made and He never lies.- 2 Corinthians 1:3,4; Isaiah 25:8 & Revelation 21:3,4

Posted by D. Batts    May 25, 2012

Joel was a bright light! He shines now from above, looking over his friends and family. I'm so sorry for your loss. Our deepest sympathy goes out to you all.

Posted by Elizabeth Hooper    May 25, 2012

Please accept our condolences in the loss of Joel,he was a very special person.Kristin just adored him.He will be deeply missed.Our prayers are with you all.!!!!!!Trust in the Lord and he will give you strength at this difficult time. In Christian Love,Debbie,Kristin and Family

Posted by Debbie Blevins-kristin mom    May 24, 2012

I and my family, Jensyn , Taylor, Mark and Travis all send our love, thoughts and prayers to the Orr family. We have wonderful memories of Joel and are very blessed that he was a part our lives. As sad as we are knowing that he is not in our world anymore, we take comfort in knowing that he is now safe with our Lord in heaven and we will see him again when we are called home.

Posted by Laurie Boyd and family    May 24, 2012