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Edwin "Bobby" Orton

August 29, 1930 — December 23, 2023

Lexington, Kentucky

 

Edwin Dale “Bobby” Orton, 93 of Lexington passed peacefully surrounded by his family on Saturday, December 23, 2023.

The Burkesville, Kentucky, native was a son of the late David Orton and Edythe Allen Orton.  He was preceded in death by the mother of his children, Elvira Denney Orton; a daughter, Sandra Adwell and his six siblings.  After serving in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, Bobby joined the Kentucky Department of Highways.  Upon his retirement from the Highway Department in 1988, he joined the City of Lexington Engineering Department, where he retired in 2002.  Bobby loved U K Basketball, gardening, and telling stories to his McDonald’s group.  He volunteered with the Special Olympics and the National Kidney Foundation.  He was a member of Central Christian Church of Lexington, the UK Wildcat Club, the F.R.E.A.K.S. Social Club, and co-president of the Sheldon Club.

Leaving to cherish his memory is his wife of 36 years, Margaret Orton; two daughters, Barbara Jean Orton Roy (Tony) and Sherrie Lane Orton Sheets (Todd); two step-sons, Ronnie Adwell (Shelly) and James Thomas Adwell; seven grandchildren: Devin Orton, Garrett Cross, Alex Adwell (Amanda), Caroline Simpson, Anne Simpson, Brooke Ingram (Josh), and Brittany White; two great grandchildren, Onyx Adwell and Cooper Ingram; several nieces,  nephews and cousins.

His funeral service will be 12 p.m. Friday at Hardy & Son Funeral Home, Bowling Green Chapel with burial in Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation will be 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.

The family request in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the charity of your choice in Bobby’s memory.     

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