W.D. “Dub” Orlds – September 3, 1926/October 27, 2012

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Dub Orlds was born September 3, 1926, in Allen, Texas, the son of Ruby Mae (Lovin) and John Henry Orlds.  He passed away October 27, 2012, at age 86.

Dub volunteered for the U.S. Navy in 1944, serving on the aircraft carrier USS Breton CVE-23.  He fought in the South Pacific, including the Battle of Okinawa, until the end of WWII.  Dub was retired from Doran Chevrolet in Dallas where he worked for 36 years.

He is preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Sandra Johnson Orlds. Dub is survived by two daughters, Karen Upton and husband, Jack, and Sherri Magbee and husband, Mark; grandchildren Shanna Staring Nilius, Brandon Staring, Blake Staring, Brooke Miller, Shane Tomson, Megan Budai, & Carri Upton; and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his loving friend and companion, Mary Jo Barrett, and her children, Barbara Sample and husband, Dave, and Billy Barrett and wife D’Ann, grandchildren, Mindy Sumpter and Casey Widness; and 1 great-grandchild.

Funeral services are 1:00 pm, Wednesday, October 31, 2012, at First United Methodist Church, 128 N. Roberts St. in Cedar Hill,Texas.

Burial will follow at 3:30 pm, at Ridgeview Memorial Park in McKinney.

Visitation with the family is 6-9 pm, Tuesday, at Jaynes.

Memorial donations may be made to Community Hospice of Texas, 214-920-8450 or chot.org.