Vernon Ray Orndorff 1935-2013
Vernon Ray Orndorff, 78, El Dorado, died Monday, October 14 at his home.
He was born on July 22, 1935 in El Dorado the son of Hubert and Mildred (Scribner) Orndorff. He graduated from El Dorado High School and received his Associate's Degree from Butler Community College. He had served in the US Army. Vernon worked as buyer for Boeing Aircraft for 10 years and then for David's Retail for 18 years buying auto parts. He was a member of El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame; Wichita and Kansas Baseball Hall of Fame. He enjoyed spending time with guys that he met at McDonalds for coffee; but he especially loved to spend time with family.
On November 22, 1985, he married Janet Sheridan and they shared twenty years together. She preceded him in death on April 17, 2006.
Those who survive include his children Bobby Burns; Mike Burns; Kathy Burns; Richard Burns; Kyle Orndorff; a sister Patti Cost; and grandchildren Hayden Orndorff; Brynley Orndorff; and Emily Burns.
He was also preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Dick; and a sister, Nita McLean.
Memorials for his memory to the El Dorado Baseball Hall of Fame may be left with Carlson Funeral Home.
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