Mr. Michael Robert Orders, Sr. , 57, of Hildebran passed away Sunday, January 15, 2023 at Carolina Caring in Newton following a period of declining health.
Michael was born September 19, 1965 in Catawba County to the late Robert “Bob” Orders and Barbara Ann Thornborg. He attended Mountain View Baptist Church, and he worked as a diesel mechanic for Catawba County Schools. He loved the water and the beach. He enjoyed riding golf carts. Michael was a very loving and giving person. He loved to work with youth and had a heart for children. He did a great deal of missions work with the Baptist Men and was the President of East Burke Youth. In all he did, he preferred to work in the background- never seeking the spotlight.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in passing by his sister, Sherry Huffman.
Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Lori Beasley Orders of Hildebran; two sons, Michael Robert Orders, Jr., of Hildebran and John Clifton Orders and wife, Amanda, of Hildebran; a sister, Debbie Allison of Catawba County; and numerous nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 3:00PM Wednesday, January 18, 2023 at the Chapel of Heritage Funeral Service with Pastor Jeff Brown and Rick Hildebran officiating.
The family will receive friends one hour prior on Wednesday from 2:00PM to 3:00PM at Heritage Funeral Service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association at 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601.