10/10/13 — Orel L. Plummer, 81, born in Kehoe (near Grayson), went to be with the Lord, Oct. 3, 2013.
He was the youngest son of Frank and Edith Plummer.
He was raised on a huge, working farm in Kehoe, where he learned about life and developed a love for nature, hunting, fishing, farming and 4-H competitions.
Orel earned his B.S. Degree in Agriculture from the University of Kentucky and an M.B.A. from Ohio State University.
He married F. Joanne Fulbright Nov. 11, 1955.
Orel leaves behind his wife, Joanne Plummer of Newport News, Va.; a son, David Plummer, also of Newport News, and his wife, Frances, and their daughter, Virginia. He also leaves behind a daughter, Jennifer Plummer Perry of Richmond, Va.
He also leaves behind his eldest brother, Charles Plummer of Beaver Creek, Ohio, and another older brother, William Plummer, of Kehoe.
Orel and Joanne were active members for many years of Northampton Church of Christ where he served as Deacon, Elder, treasurer and choir member. Later, he and Joanne became members of Seaford Church of Christ and loved and supported their ministries and missions as well.
Orel enjoyed vegetable gardening, bicycling, cooking and being active as perpetual member of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the Military Order of the World Wars (where he served many years as treasurer). He was also a life member of the Virginia Peninsula Chapter of the Military Officers Association and a founding member of the American Independence Foundation of Colonial Virginia. He loved his country, his community, his church and his family.
Orel retired at Langley Air Force Base after 20 years of service in the U.S. Air Force. He then worked an additional 20 years as a business development manager for Sarah Bonwell Hudgins.
Celebration of Life Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at Seaford Church of Christ.