Jason Alan Orr
Jason Alan Orr
Funeral services for Jason Alan Orr, 43, West Plains, Missouri, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, December 23, 2022 at the First United Methodist Church, under the direction of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home.
Mr. Orr passed away at 12:46 p.m., Sunday, December 18, 2022, at his home.
He was born August 20, 1979, at West Plains, Missouri, to Ray Ginder and Karen Kroening Ginder. On July 12, 2005, he was married at Montego Bay, Jamaica, to Tara McDaniel. Jason loved big. To know him was to love him. There is nothing he loved more than his family. He loved watching his girls play sports and loved the moments that he got to coach them. He also loved spending time in nature hunting and fishing with his girls. After working for nearly 25 years at Wal-Mart, Jason knew he wanted to make a difference in children’s lives and be there for his girls. Jason went back to school to get his teaching degree and spent the last two years teaching and coaching for the Glenwood school district. He was a big part of First United Methodist church and loved to serve and volunteer.
He is survived by his wife, Tara Orr, of the family home; two daughters, Ella Claire Orr and Molly Kate Orr, both of the family home; his parents, Ray and Karen Ginder; brother-in-law, Jeff McDaniel and wife, Brittany; grandmother-in-law, Flo McDaniel; niece, Emmy McDaniel; nephew, Hudson McDaniel; special friend, Garrett Warren; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
His grandparents, Franklin Kroening, Carl and Wilma Lang, Leon and Alberta Orr and Pat and Eunice Ginder, father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rick and Bonnie McDaniel, grandfather-in-law, E. J. McDaniel, and cousin, Ryan McDaniel, preceded him in death.
Visitation services will be held from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m., Thursday in the Langston Street Chapel of Robertson-Drago Funeral Home. Burial will be in the Howell Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Molly and Ella Orr Account at West Plains Bank & Trust Co. and may be left at or mailed to Robertson-Drago Funeral Home, 211 West Main, West Plains, MO 65775.
December 20, 2022 @ 12:13 pm
Tara, there is nothing anyone can say or do that will take your pain away. Please just know I care and I am praying for you and your girls.
Love, Amanda Taylor
December 24, 2022 @ 9:21 pm
Tara I’m so sorry for your loss
I have been thinking a lot of you and the girls
I know it’s hard for you and the girls
I’m keeping y’all in my prayers
Denny and Michelle Melvin
December 20, 2022 @ 2:12 pm
We loved Jason like family. Great man, friend, dad and teacher! We miss him. Tara, Ella, and Molly we love you and our prayers go out to you all.
December 20, 2022 @ 2:21 pm
Tara I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and the girls.
December 20, 2022 @ 7:18 pm
Sending love and prayers for Tara, Ella, Molly and all the family and friends who loved Jason. May your hearts find comfort in remembering all the good times. I pray that the love and friendship of all who knew your husband, dad, son help you in this time of sorrow. ?
December 20, 2022 @ 2:48 pm
My heart is breaking for you guys! Your in my thoughts and prayers.
December 20, 2022 @ 4:34 pm
I had the privilege to serve as Jason’s student teacher supervisor and teacher. He was an outstanding young man that had a passion for teaching and those he taught.
Praying for each family member for your loss. My heart truly hurts for this young family. Love in our Lord
December 20, 2022 @ 3:02 pm
Tara I’m so sorry for your loss, praying for peace and comfort. He will be greatly missed by many
Allen and Sonya
December 20, 2022 @ 3:08 pm
Tara and girls, I’m so sorry to hear about Jason!! We can’t wrap our minds around it!! You,the girls and the whole family are in our thoughts prayers!! If you need anything just let us know!! We love you Tara!!
December 20, 2022 @ 3:11 pm
Tara, my heart is breaking for you and your girls. Praying for you and your girls. Love you!
December 20, 2022 @ 3:18 pm
Very sorry for your loss, praying for your family.
December 20, 2022 @ 3:24 pm
Prayers for comfort and peace at this difficult time.
December 20, 2022 @ 3:46 pm
I’m so sorry for such a loss! Jason was a great guy! I’m praying for the whole family. I pray that God will give you each strength, peace, and comfort.
December 20, 2022 @ 4:53 pm
Tara, Molly, and Ella,
We are praying and thinking of all of you daily. We will miss Jason passing by daily waving and smiling at us. God bless the three of you.
In Christian Love,
Tim, Amber, and Corby Redburn
December 20, 2022 @ 5:52 pm
Tara, I have no words. We are here for you and the girls. You were there for us in our darkest time and we’re here for you. We love you so much and we are here for you. Love you three so very much.
December 20, 2022 @ 6:49 pm
I am so sorry for your loss. Words cannot ease the pain you must be feeling. You and your girls are in my prayers. Jason was a great man and will be miss by all.
December 20, 2022 @ 7:19 pm
I am so sorry for your loss.
I am praying for you and the girls to be able to find comfort And peace in knowing Jason is in the arms of Jesus.
December 21, 2022 @ 8:28 am
Patricia Fields December 21,2022 8:25am Sorry for your loss miss you all sorry not keeping in touch,Praying for you and Molly &Ella God is looking out for you all.Love &Prayers
Rachel Rothgeb Johnson
December 21, 2022 @ 10:45 am
Karen, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You were such a good mom and when raising him, his needs were always front and center. Just know that you and your family are in our families prayers.
Wanda & Ron Watkins
December 21, 2022 @ 1:23 pm
Tara, I’m so sorry for your loss! I am praying for you and your girls.
Randy and Cheryl Judd
December 21, 2022 @ 2:27 pm
Karen and Family we are so sorry for your loss! Jason was a wonderful guy always with a smile on his face and ready to help a customer when he was at wm! We are praying for you all may God wrap you in his love and comfort!
December 21, 2022 @ 3:46 pm
Tara Jill the good Lord says in his word that he will heal the broken-hearted… I believe it as do you, but this is going to take a lot of Faith. Sadly you have had to pull from your strength in the Lord in years past, and you will do this for your Girls. I read somewhere the Lord gives the hardest battles to his Greatest warriors and you truly fill those shoes. We love you and know your Light will continue to shine in all this darkness
Charlotte Lancaster Cochran
December 21, 2022 @ 7:35 pm
My thoughts and prayers are with you, Tara, and your girls. It is hard to understand, and the heartbreak is so deep. Let God comfort you and give you the strength to keep going. Love ya, lady!
December 22, 2022 @ 5:31 am
My heart literally aches for you and the girls. There are no words I can offer that will ease the pain you feel. But I know the One who can … cling to him and He will get you through the next few hours, days, weeks, months, and years ahead. He will provide exactly what you need exactly when you need it.
Holding you close in my thoughts and prayers.
Much love to each of you
Fara (Cheever) McFarren
Marvin & Adria Vestal
December 22, 2022 @ 1:54 pm
So sorry to hear about Jason’s passing. He was a wonderful young man who was a joy to be around. Karen and Ray did an excellent job raising Jason! Prayers for all of the family!
December 22, 2022 @ 3:16 pm
Ray & Karen, we r so sorry to hear about Jason. Our prayers are with you and his wife and daughters! The memories you all shared are always a comfort in times you feel like you can’t go on and drawing strength from God’s love is such a blessing! God Bless! Jim & Tina Bell
December 22, 2022 @ 7:28 pm
Tara and family,
I am so very for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May you find comfort in your cherished memories and strength from your heavenly Father.
December 22, 2022 @ 8:39 pm
Tara, I am sorry for your loss. There are no words to take this heartache away. I am grateful to have meet Jason, I only wish he knew the courage he gave me to pursue my childhood dream. He was a good man with a big heart. You, your girls, and family are in my thoughts.
Love to you all,
Mark & Sheryl Roberts; Kipp & Dawn Easley
December 22, 2022 @ 9:15 pm
Tara, Ella, Molly, Karen and Ray:
Our hearts are broken for each of you. Jason was always so kind and always had a smile on his face.
We are praying for all of you now and in the days ahead as you deal with such a great loss to your family.
Love you all—Mark and Sheryl Roberts; Kipp, Dawn, Brynlee and Adam Easley.
December 23, 2022 @ 8:24 am
Tara and girls I am so sorry. My heart breaks for your family. I didn’t really know Jason but I could tell he was a good man just by watching his family. It was obvious that he loved you all. Love, Shelly
December 23, 2022 @ 12:24 pm
I am so very sorry for your loss. You and your girls have been in my thoughts and prayers!
December 23, 2022 @ 9:21 pm
Tara, I remember the day I got to watch you make Jason a daddy! He has never quit being proud since and I’m pretty sure he fell more in love at that moment! He was such a great guy! Praying for you and the girls!
Rebecca Haddock Kocher
December 25, 2022 @ 7:39 pm
Karen I am so sorry for your loss. Know that you and your family are in my prayers.