Ben  Orcutt
Ben Orcutt

February 6, 1934 - November 27, 2017
Born in Chesterfield VA
Resided in Axton, VA
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Lunsford “Benjamin” Orcutt, a man of deep devotion to his savior, Jesus Christ, his family and friends, passed away on Monday, November 27, 2017 at Carillion Hospital in Roanoke, VA. He was born on Tuesday, February 6, 1934 in Richmond, VA to the late Thelma Goode Orcutt and Jonathan Cheatham Orcutt. Ben graduated from Hargrave Military Academy and from Mars Hill University. He followed in his father’s footsteps and became a Plant Manager for St. Joe Paper Company, International Paper, Box USA and spent most of his career with Stone Container Corporation. He loved the corrugated box industry and the many friends he made through the years. Ben often said, “if you find a job you love, you never work a day in your life”. He “officially and finally” retired after 3 tries when he turned 70. Ben’s favorite times were spent with his family and friends remembering the good times they all shared together. He also loved woodworking, gardening, his beloved dogs, Babe, Max, Cotton and Smoke and was a faithful member of Second Baptist Church in Laurens, SC and McCabe Baptist Church in Martinsville, VA. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sister, Cecil Orcutt Firesheets and his brother in-laws, Forest Firesheets and Wilton Ford, all of Richmond, VA. He is survived by his wife of 27 years, Linda Bradley Orcutt; children, Cindy O’Rear (Bobby), Jon Orcutt (Beth), Mark Orcutt (Kate), all of Laurens, SC, Kim Thomas, of Greer, SC and Mindy Bradley, of Ringgold, VA; honorary children, Mark Allred, Rev. David Richardson, Zale Ingle and Tony Hammett; sister, Christy Lee Ford, of Richmond VA and thirteen grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. The family will receive friends from 11 to 12 p.m. on Monday, December 4, 2017 at Morrissett Funeral and Cremation Service, 6500 Iron Bridge Rd. N. Chesterfield, VA. A Celebration of Ben’s Life will follow the visitation at 12 NOON. Interment will follow at Skinquarter Baptist Church Cemetery, Moseley, VA. A memorial service will be held at a later date in Laurens, SC. Ben gave faithfully to the Wounded Warrior Project to honor the men and women who gave us our freedom and to St. Jude Childrens Hospital to aid the research for child related illnesses. Please make memorial contributions to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, KS, 66675 or, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN, 38105.

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Visitation
Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
6500 Iron Bridge Rd.
N. Chesterfield, VA USA 23234
Monday, December 4, 2017
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Celebration of Life
Morrissett Funeral & Cremation Service
6500 Iron Bridge Rd.
N. Chesterfield, VA USA 23234
Monday, December 4, 2017
12:00 PM
Cemetery
Skinquarter Baptist Church Cemetery
6900 Moseley Road
Moseley, VA 23120
Monday, December 4, 2017
1:30 PM

Charities

Wounded Warrior Project
P. O. Box 758517
Topeka, KS 66675
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, TN 38105
St. Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life-threatening diseases.