Christopher Orr

Died: Fri., Aug. 31, 2018


Services are to be announced


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Christopher Edward Orr, 56, of Columbia, SC, passed away Friday August 31, 2018. Chris was a massage therapist, healer, firekeeper and artist. Chris is preceded in death by his mother Barbara Tarrer Gabriel. He is survived by his significant other, Tanya Russo, her children, Olivia, Rick and Julia, his father Samuel Orr (Leslie), sisters Samantha, Michelle (Jerry), brothers Sean (Nancy) and Jeff Gabriel, step-sister Helen (Loretta). his nieces and nephew, Uncle Bill Tarrer, and a widespread community of loving friends. Burn bright. A memorial service will be held at a later time.

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Jim McGrew
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
With all I have Brother, Chris was a friend of mine I always was glad to see him, I had a very Unpleasant life experience going on and it was chriss who stepped away from the chaos to tell me the truth, He will always hold a special place in my world.

R.Jaye and Linda
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Our hearts go out to all the family . Loss deepens our understanding, strengthens our love, and makes us to hold close all that are left behind. May peace wash over the family and bring you all closer together in this time.

Li J.
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Christopher was obviously loved and cherished by many friends and family and I offer my condolences for your loss.
Please take comfort in knowing that we have a hope of never experiencing the loss of a loved one, or mourning nor pain anymore. And one day we may be reunited with our precious loved ones. Revelation 21:3, 4; Acts 24:15

Mary Kay Cassano
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Bobby and I send our very deepest condolences and prayers πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»πŸ™πŸ»

Bob and Mary Kay Cassano

Robby Reeves
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
Chris and my friendship dates back to around 1990. He was so fun to hang out with and had a huge heart. We spent many an evening sitting outside Adriana's in 5 points sipping ice cappuccinos and talking music, spirituality, family relationships, etc. along with a group of friends who also hung out there. I moved to Memphis 15 years ago and didn't stay in touch, but we eventually reconnected on facebook. My heart goes out to his family and friends. He will be missed.

Joshua Massey
   Posted Sun September 09, 2018
I am so glad that I reconnected with Chris 7 years ago. Since his passing, I've thought a lot about him. The thought that I keep returning to, is that he saw something great in me 22 years ago...that I hadn't yet. He was always encouraging, supportive, and honest with me. He didn't chide or judge me, he loved me. I love him, and I'll miss him.

Emily Hoppmann
   Posted Mon September 10, 2018
You will always be my person.

Tammy Williams Ariola
   Posted Tue September 11, 2018
You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May you be surrounded by peace during this time of grieving and hold dear the many memories you have. Those fond memories you will always have tucked away in your heart.

Heather
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
May Jehovah God sustain you at this time of such great loss. Psalm 34:18,19 "Jehovah is close to the brokenhearted; He saves those who are crushed in spirit."

Jeff Carver
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
So sorry for your loss. Chris was a most generous soul - generous with his things, his time, his love, his compassion, and his spirit. I will miss seeing him and the conversations that we had.

I remember the day I first met Chris and recall how, within the first 5 minutes, we were talking as if we had known each other for 20 years - that's just the kind of guy he was - always so easy to connect with. The world has lost one of its brightest stars. Burn Brightly My Friend!

Jeff Carver
   Posted Thu September 13, 2018
So sorry to your loss. Chris was a most generous soul - he was generous with this things, his time, his love, his compassion, and his spirit.

I will miss seeing him and the amazing conversations that we had (although some were just pure fun!)

I vividly remember the first time that I met Chris and recall that, within the first 5 minutes of meeting him, we were talking as if we had been friends for 20 years - that's just the kind of person he was - always ready to connect meaningfully.

The world has lost one of its most dazzling stars - Burn Brightly My Brother!

Luci Sloop
   Posted Sat February 23, 2019
So saddened to hear of Chris’s death. We shared mutual friends and spent some great times at the Lake. Chris was so talented and well liked. Will never understand why his life was shortened.
Chris I miss our days with Chuck.