It is with great sadness to report the passing of furniture industry icon John Alan Orr, who sadly passed away at the age of 89.
Simon Orr, Sales Director at Nordic and owner of Simon Orr Furniture Agency, paid tribute to his late father.
John Alan Orr Obituary
“My Dad very sadly passed away 20/04/20 in York Hospital from the “Virus” aged 89.
He began his carrier in the Industry pretty much after he was demobbed with Great Universal Stores (GUS) Manchester, he then moved to Wades Departmental Stores Deansgate as General Manager, he continued his career managing Walters of Folkestone then to Wm Brock of Exeter.
After several successful years running Brock’s Dad was promoted to Head Office Eccleshall Road Sheffield where he stayed until he retired.
My Dad was always the kind of chap that had to keep on the go, so he came off the “subs bench” to work for John Peter’s in York, and latterly the Furniture Centre York.
He is terribly missed, by his wife Jean, daughter Amanda, and Simon, his son.
A mention in your thoughts and prayers for the families who are grieving and the Doctors and Nurses. They are the best.”