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Orbin Herrell

June 10, 1952 — April 21, 2022


Orbin Herrell age 89, of Tecumseh, passed away peacefully on April 21, 2022 at Charles and Virginia Hickman Hospital with his loving family by his side. Orbin was born June 10, 1932 at home to  Melvin and Laura (Smith) Herrell in Tazewell, Tennessee. On January 4, 1952 he married the love of his life Lucille Yeary in Tazewell, Tennessee and they shared 68 wonderful year together. She proceeded him in death August 31, 2020. Orbin worked at Tecumseh Products for approximately 40 years. While working at the Products and in retirement he worked for many years with construction and carpentry. He was a member of Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church, Tecumseh Masonic Lodge #69, and the Jackson Shriners. Orbin in his free time also enjoyed gardening, woodworking and spending time with his family and friends.


Orbin is survived by his children, Linda Herrell and Christene (David) Willis both of Tecumseh; grandchildren, Kayla (Ronnie) Young, Andrea (Andrew) Kyle both of Tennessee, and Trevor Willis of Tecumseh; great-grandson, Onnie Young; siblings Mae Brooks, Fae Morgan and Edith Fultz all of Tennessee and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife, Lucille, Orbin was preceded in death by his parents, Melvin and Laura (Smith) Herrell; son, Frank Herrell; daughter, Judy Herrell; sisters, Gladys Massengill, Leotta Yeary and brother,Obie Herrell. Funeral services will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church, 407 S Occidental Hwy, Tecumseh, MI 49286, with Rev. Brian Fath officiating.  Burial will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Gardens, Tecumseh. Visitation will be 4:00 - 7:00 P. M. Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home,  Tecumseh. A Masonic Memorial Service will be performed by the Tecumseh Masonic Lodge #69 F. & A.M. at 7:00 P. M. Wednesday evening. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Orbin to the Tecumseh Missionary Baptist Church, Tecumseh Masonic Lodge or Jackson Shriners.


As a courtesy of Claiborne ~ Overholt Funeral Home

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