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John Howard Orum

June 4, 1929 — September 14, 2023

Sanford

 

John H. Orum, 94 of Sanford passed away Thursday September 14, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm Thursday (9/21/2023) at New Life Bible Church, where he will lie in state beginning at 12:00 noon. Burial will follow at Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery.

 

Mr. Orum was born in Guernsey Co, OH, son of the late Louis E Orum and Mabel C Woodburn Orum. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy Edwards Orum; two sons, Dan Orum and Jack Orum, and his sister, Shirley Syfrett. John was a Veteran of the US Navy, was a Boy Scout Leader, a member of The Gideons, was active in the Prison Ministry for many years, taught Sunday school, sang in the Church Choir, was a founding member of New Life Bible Church.

 

Mr. Orum is survived by his children, Ruth Cardilli, James Orum, Kathy (Pete) Karstaedt, Elizabeth Pierce (Greg), Mary Elizabeth Rackley (Jason), Lawrence Orum (Ming Chu), and a daughter in law, Kathy Orum; seventeen grandchildren and twenty one great-grandchildren.

 

The family will receive friends from 6:00 until 8:00 pm Wednesday at Rogers Pickard Funeral Home.

 

Memorial contributions can be made to Gideons International, PO Box 1032, Sanford, NC 27331; or to New Life Bible Church, 2398 Wicker Street, Sanford, NC 27330.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

6:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Rogers-Pickard Funeral Home

509 Carthage St, Sanford, NC 27330

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Visitation

Thursday, September 21, 2023

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Thursday, September 21, 2023

1:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Burial

Thursday, September 21, 2023

Cool Springs Baptist Church Cemetery

1313 Cool Springs Rd, Sanford, NC 27330

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