Jerome Orr Dies
March 6, 2007 at 5:53 AM (PT)
JEROME ORR, a retired broadcaster, passed away SATURDAY in a SHREVEPORT hospital, following a long struggle with Parkinson’s and Lewy Bodies Dementia.
Born in EL DORADO, AR on SEPTEMBER 27, 1936, ORR began his radio career at KELD when he was a teenager. His passion for radio took him to HOBBS, NM and stations in LUBBOCK, LONGVIEW and MIDLAND, TX. He was a former president of the ARKANSAS Broadcasters’ Association and a member of the NEW MEXICO Board of Broadcasters. He had been a DALE CARNEGIE instructor and a member of the ROTARY CLUB.
Services will be WEDNESDAY at 1p at BOONE’s Funeral Home in BOSSIER CITY, LA. Memorials may be sent to the NATIONAL PARKINSON'S FOUNDATION.