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Orbin Clarence Love Jr. 1961 - 2013

Orbin Clarence Love Jr.

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July 29, 2013
My dear brother-in-law, how I wish we were celebrating your 52nd birthday today rather than grieving your death. The past two weeks have been filled with pain and questions that may never be answered. It just doesn't seem real that you are no longer with us here on earth. You are loved by many, and as we all move forward in life, an emptiness will remain in our family and community where you once existed. My heart is shattered and aches for my sister, nieces, and nephew, but I know you are with our heavenly Father, and the pain will lessen over time. May you rest in peace my dear brother!
July 26, 2013
You were one of the nicest, most gentle person I ever had the opportunity to meet.I had not seen Orbin since childhood, but he left an impression on me, that I wish I could have been more like him. R.I.P.
July 24, 2013
It's been some yrs since I last saw or even spoke to you ..You were more of a man than I could ever be .Thank you for helping me to believe in a dream,and your help to accomplish.I'm even more grateful to of known you .
July 24, 2013
My Prayers and heart are with you Anna and kids, you are such a precious family. He was a very special part of Fellowship Baptist. I could see
what a special man he was through Jordan and Alexis whom I had the priviledge to teach in Sunday School.
July 23, 2013
Matthew 5:9
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

Sgt Love was a true peacemaker; professionally, personally and spiritually. His calm and peaceful approach to conflict was inspiring. I had many conversations with him; I always felt that he meant what he said and although I may have disagreed with his opinion, I always trusted he was honest and forthright.
Sgt. Love was genuine, sincere and thoughful; qualities to be admired in his presence and to be missed in his absence.
We have all lost a very good man and should remember to honor his legacy by striving to emulate his humility, kindness, patience, understanding and loyalty.
July 21, 2013

Since our first meeting some 25 years ago, we were always humbled by Orbin's friendship. His formidable character, unwavering integrity and unsurpassable fortitude set him far apart from the rest. His moral compass always pointed true north. He recognized greatness in others and was quick to congratulate their achievements. Yet, he also took notice of the weak, the lost souls, and the walking wounded. He made it his own life's mission to give without reservation or question. He believed such efforts proved their own reward. Through it all he never became jaded or cynical and never lost faith in humanity. He truly believed all people were inherently "good" at heart, with no "bad" guys, only bad decisions and circumstances. When we reach the heart of life, we will find ourselves no higher than the felon and no lower than the prophet. For we are all children of one God and faith, all equal in his eyes. We are all worthy of love, patience and understanding. It is noted that he who can put his finger upon that which divides good from evil is he who can touch the very hem of the garment of God. Orbin held this hem in his hands on a daily basis. He continuously placed himself and his own needs last. This was clearly evident in his personal demeanor and behavior, nothing short of remarkable on any scale. He was a true "King" amongst men, standing "head and shoulders" above the masses. Big "O" always gave generously of himself, and his legacy of love, faith and philanthropy will live on forever more. Generosity is giving more than you can, and pride is taking less than you need. I only wish you would have "taken" just a little bit more for yourself Orbin. I wish you never felt any suffering. You deserved only happiness. Sadness is but a frail wall between two magnificent gardens. Perhaps when we are sorrowful we should look again into our heart, and we shall see that in truth we are weeping for that which has actually been our delight. The reality of another person is not in what he reveals to you, but in what he cannot reveal to you. Therefore, if you would understand him, listen not to what he says, but rather to what he does NOT say. Silence always speaks louder than words. You cannot judge any man beyond your knowledge of him, and how small is your knowledge? I will remember you, Orbin, always, as I last saw you. Dressed neatly in your suited attire, sitting across from me, happily connecting and recounting our commonalities while eating a vending snack treat, laughing, dreaming, and living. Please know your friendship and kindness never once went unnoticed. You will be treasured forever and cherished throughout eternity. May your children continue in your admirable footsteps and carry your legacy throughout the remainder of their lives. May your laughter echo across our memories, and your shadow never fade from our sunset. Be well our friend and rest in peace.

For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind
and to melt into the sun?
And what is it to cease breathing,
but to free the breath from its restless tides,
that it may rise and expand and seek God unencumbered?
Only when you drink from the river of silence
shall you indeed sing.
And when you have reached the mountain top,
then you shall begin to climb.
And when the earth shall claim your limbs,
then shall you truly dance.

- Kahlil Gibran, from The Prophet

Orbin understood nirvana existed in leading the young sheep in his flock safely into greener and better pastures, in tucking his children safely into bed each night and finally in writing the last line of his own story. He'll be a story in our head, but that's okay, because we're all stories in the end. Just make It a good one, eh? Because it was, you know. It was the best.
July 21, 2013
So very safe to hear of Orbin's passing. What a great guy. I feel honored to have known and worked with/near him many times when I was with Kern Co. Environmental health-Hazmats. I know he will be missed by many. Thoughts and prayers to all of his family and friends. Mike Driggs
July 20, 2013
Dear Emily, we send our deepest condolences to you and your relatives. May good memories comfort you. Know that you are loved and that many are praying for you.
July 20, 2013
Orbin was our son youth Pastor and we appreciated his love & dedication to his students. We pray for his family and friends during this difficult time. RIP, man of God.
July 20, 2013
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

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