Orville “Dean” McAfee, 70, of Palmyra, Missouri, died at 4:13 pm Tuesday, August 10, 2021, at the Hannibal Regional Hospital, in Hannibal, Missouri.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 17, 2021, at the James O’Donnell Funeral Home in Hannibal, Missouri. Reverend Richard Epperson will officiate.
Interment will be held at Grand View Burial Park in Hannibal, Missouri.
Friends and family are invited to the celebration of the life of Orville during a visit to be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Monday, August 16, 2021, at the funeral home.
Orville was born on February 14, 1951 in Hannibal, Missouri, to Charles McAfee and Beverly Elaine James McAfee. He married Mary E. Minear McAfee on May 25, 2002, in Hannibal, Missouri. She survives.
Other survivors include 4 children, Buck McAfee (Melissa) from Rensselaer, Missouri, Casey McAfee (Janie) from Hannibal, Missouri, Samantha Kisstler (Chad) from New London, Missouri and Shelia Stengel (Ben) from St. Louis, Missouri, 4 brothers, Jim McAfee (Diane) from Tucson, Arizona, Gary McAfee (Jane) from Hannibal, Missouri, Ronnie McAfee from LaGrange, Missouri and Tom McAfee (Dana) from New London, Missouri, 3 sisters, Kay Gottman (Wayne) from Maywood, Missouri, Becky McClain (Buster) of Perry, Missouri and Cheryl Cunningham (Chuck) of Perry, Missouri, 8 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
Orville was predeceased by his parents and 1 brother, Michael McAfee.
During his professional career, Orville retired as an industrial technology teacher at Hannibal Middle School and served as a meat cutter for 33 years. Orville was the hardest-working man, usually having at least 10 projects running at a time, not allowing anything to slow him down. It could be quoted as saying “Let’s start it and let’s do it.” However, when he took a break for a quick rest, he really enjoyed attending a St. Louis Cardinals game or watching Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, or Guardians of the Galaxy. Orville was an extraordinary cook, specializing in pulled pork, breads and pastries. He enjoyed tent camping and fishing when he wanted to relax. As a strong Christian man of the Lord, Orville read his Bible daily and appreciated Christian authors such as Frank Peretti and Hal Lindsay. Orville also had a lovely singing voice and really embraced his Scottish-Irish heritage. His love for his family was the most important thing in the world for Orville and he will be sadly missed by many.
The bearers will be Mike Miller, Darrell Miller, Jason Stoverock, Steven McClain, Tim Fessenden and Brad Hammock.
Honorary bearers will be Jerry Eledge, Nick Long, Bob Wehrenberg and Orville’s grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to the Salt River Christian Church.