Phillip Orey

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Phillip Orey, 71, of Piggott, Ark., passed away March 14, 2019, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Mo.

He was born on October 29, 1946, in Memphis, Tenn., and was the son of James and Naomi (Irwin) Orey.

Phillip was preceded in death by his wife, Ann Orey; father, James Carl Orey and mother, Naomi Irwin Orey.

He was a retired truck driver and recently worked part-time for Helena Chemical in Piggott. Earlier in life he farmed in the Pollard, Ark., area.

Survivors include his daughter, Kristy Shelton and husband Thomas of Pocahontas, Ark.; grandson, Spencer Wilson and fiance Kaytlyn Adams; granddaughter, Jamie Wilson; brother, James Orey of Arizona; nephews, Jim Orey, Michael Orey and Nicholas Orey; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral Services were held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the Piggott Cemetery in Piggott, Ark., with Bro. Rondal Richardson officiating. Burial was in Piggott Cemetery in Piggott. Pallbearers were Spencer Wilson, Michael Orey, Nicholas Orey, John Midkiff, J.C. Helms, Randy Low and Casey Tharp. John Brawner served as an honorary pallbearer. Hoggard and Sons Funeral Home, of Piggott, was in charge of the arrangements. Visitation was held from 1 to 3 p.m. Sunday, prior to services, at the funeral home.