Orville left us on June 21, 2013, in his home. He was born October 11, 1928, to Emery and Ada (Hobbs) Starkey. He worked as a crane operator, and was honored with a 50-year award for membership in the International Union of Operating Engineers. He was a veteran of WWII, serving in the U.S. Air Force.
Orville is survived by: his wife of 62 years, Barbara J. (Bodenbender) Starkey; son, James M. Starkey; sister, Madeline (Starkey) Ferguson; brothers, Olin (Dorothy) Starkey, Fred (Beverly) Starkey and Bill Starkey; and sister-in-law, Joyce Starkey. He will also be missed by: grandchildren, Sharla (Scott) Caro, Angela Starkey, Casey (John) Caldwell, Mindy (Casey) Hagerman, BJ (Sean) Hagerman, Tammy Hagerman-Wooten and Tanya Steel; and many great- and great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
He has joined: daughter, Darlene A. (Starkey) Hagerman; son, John R. Steel; brother, Cameron Starkey.
The funeral service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association in memory of Orville Starkey.