Orliff Archie (O.A.) Remington of Elk Creek, Missouri, was born November 24, 1933 at Cane Hill, Arkansas, to Cecil S. and Opal (Parsons) Remington. He went to be with his Lord on December 8, 2010 at Springfield, Missouri.
Orliff lived as a child in Cane Hill, Arkansas; at Norfolk, Nebraska; San Mateo, California; and at Lubbock, Texas, where his father was stationed in the Army Air Corps during World War II.
At the age of ten Orliff began his lifetime of hard work, with a newspaper route that developed into two routes while he was a boy in Texas.
After the end of the war, the family returned to Arkansas, where Orliff attended elementary and high schools at Morrow and Lincoln. The family also lived near Little Rock from 1950 until 1952. He accepted Christ as his Savior when he was a young man.
Orliff was in the U.S. Army from 1952-55, stationed at Munich in the Army motor pool in post-war Germany. After his military service he worked with his dad as a timber feller in Oregon and northern California, and for many years was an over-the-road truck driver.
In 1960 Orliff married Betty Walters, becoming father to her three children, and lived in California, Oregon and Missouri.
June 7, 1985, Orliff married Sara Sutton at Miami, Oklahoma, becoming the father of her two children and they had two children. They celebrated their 25th anniversary after he became ill earlier this year.
Orliff’s primary loves were his family, truck driving and politics. He drove delivery for the Howell County News for seven years, saying he began and ended his working career delivering newspapers.
He is survived by his wife, Sara of the home; son Conrad of Springfield, Missouri, and daughter Catrina (Jason) Harmon of St. Louis; daughter Carolyn (Alva) Pruitt of Lebanon, Missouri, and son Christopher Davis (Melissa) of Cabool, Missouri; daughter Wanda (Jim) Kincheloe of West Plains, Missouri, and sons Michael Remington and James Remington. He is further survived by brothers Elton of Dahlonega, Gerogia, Myron (Valerie) of Elgin, Texas, Aaron (Mary) of Casper, Wyoming, and sisters Frances (J.E.) Rich of Elk Creek, Missouri, and LaRee (Bill) LaMar of Springfield, Missouri. Also surviving are 15 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Opal Remington.
Services were Monday, December 13, 2010, at Bethel Bible Church, Elk Creek, with interment at Bethel Cemetery, under direction of Elliott-Gentry-Carder Funeral Home of Cabool.
Online condolences may be made at www.egcfuneralhome.com.