James Edward Orndorff

James Edward “Jimmy” Orndorff, 75 of Edinburg passed away Friday, June 19, 2015 at his home. Services will be Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at the Community Mission Church of the Brethren. Reverends Dale Bowers and Howard Lutz will officiate. Burial with Military Honors from the American Legion Post # 77 will follow at the Columbia Furnace Church Cemetery.

Mr. Orndorff was born December 19, 1939 in Strasburg. He was the son of the late Gordon and Larue Cook Orndorff. He served in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959. He was a superintendent in Toms Brook for VDOT where he retired. He also worked at Parsons-Brinckerhoff and then later retired from George’s as a part time security guard. He was a member of the Community Mission Church of the Brethren and the Columbia Furnace Community Club. He was also a member of the American Legion Post # 77 and the NRA. James was preceded in death by 2 brothers, Donald and Garland Orndorff.

He is survived by his wife, Ruby Spitler Orndorff; 2 sons, Gregory E. Orndorff and wife Cathy of Strasburg and Christopher E. Orndorff of Edinburg; a daughter, Melissa O. McClellan of Woodstock; 4 grandchildren, Bradley E. McClellan of Fayetteville, NC, Brooke E. McClellan of Woodstock, Eric L. Orndorff of Edinburg, and Trae A Walker of Strasburg;  2 step grandchildren, J.R. Anderson and wife Amber of Strasburg and Kala Beattie and husband Adam of Strasburg;4 step great grandchildren, Blake Anderson, Jaxon Anderson, Jordan and Natalee Beattie; 2 brothers, Richard E. Orndorff and wife Shirley of Woodstock, and Vaughn E. Orndorff and wife Betty of Strasburg; a sister, Linda E. Ponton of Strasburg; 2 sister-in-laws, Shirley Orndorff and Katherine Orndorff, he is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. He is survived by his Camp Longbeard buddies, Stanley, Danny, Ray, Justin, and Richard Spitler, Bubby Hollar, George Wetzel, Kenny Grandstaff, Brian Barb, Gene Stickley, Ricci Troxell and Cary Troxell.

The family will receive friends at Community Mission Church of the Brethren on Friday, June 26 from 6-8 P.M.

Memorial donations can be made to the Community Mission Church of the Brethren building fund c/o Hope Lonas 50 Coffmantown Road Woodstock, Virginia 22664.

He was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was an avid turkey hunter and boasted 62 beards and loved to tell hunting stories. He was loved by many and never met a stranger.

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4 Condolences to James Edward Orndorff

  1. Shirley Golladay says:

    Ruby and Family,
    Many good memories of Jimmy. He was always a kind and good hearted to us..I guess he and Lonnie
    can share more stories once again. God bless you and your family. Shirley

  2. Ed Aumiller says:

    Loved his jokes in Sunday School…always told them with a straight face…
    A good man…
    Ed A.

  3. Curtis Roy says:

    Friend of Greg’s and a fellow VDOT’er. Jimmy was a good man and a level headed person to work with.

  4. Tammy & Pete Robinson says:

    Ruby & Family.
    We are so sorry to hear of James death. He was a wonderful person. He always had good conversation when you ran into him. James will be truely missed.

    Our Deepest Sympathy,
    Tammy & Pete Robinson