June 29, 1930 - Feb. 25, 2007
DELPHI The Rev. Orbin Montgomery, 76, of Delphi, died Sunday at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky after a lengthy battle with cancer.
He was born June 29, 1930 in Mogoffin County, Ky. to the late Price and Lona (Clemons) Montgomery and had been a Willard resident the majority of his life.
He was a member of the Faith Builders Church of Willard. He retired after 36 years of service from the Nickel Plate/N&W/Norfolk and Southern Railway where he worked on the Bridge and Building Crew of Norwalk. He enjoyed his religion and fellowship, family and grandchildren, gardening, fishing and outdoor labor.
He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Roberta (Dyer) Montgomery; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry "Leo" and Patricia Montgomery of Greenwich, Gary and Kim Montgomery of Greenwich; a daughter, Denise Claytor of Delphi; six grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marvin and Arizona Montgomery of Willard, J.C. and Brenda Montgomery of Jackson, Ky. and Kenneth Ray and Connie Montgomery of Jackson, Ky.; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Louise Montgomery and Irene and William Honaker of Willard; and numerous nieces, nephews, family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a brother and sister-in-law, Minuard and Dixie Fay Montgomery.
Friends may call from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Secor Funeral Home in Willard, where funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday. The Revs. Fred Rowe and Meryle Dye will officiate. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in New Haven.