Orville Glen Bussell, age 91, of Powderly Texas passed quietly at home in the early hours of Tuesday, January 5, 2021 with family at his side. A memorial service is planned for 10 am, Saturday, January 9, 2021 at the Powderly Volunteer Fire Department. Arrangements are under the direction of Bright-Holland Funeral Home. Orville was born December 12, 1929 in Pattonville, Texas to Clarence Troy and Carrie Daugherty Bussell. He attended Paris High School and then served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1947 to 1950. He played baseball for the Paris Red Peppers and professional baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals minor leagues. Orville loved ranching and rodeo- a true "wannabe" cowboy. He found his career as a pipefitter/welder spanning more than 35 years. He married Marty Jo Smyers on September 10th, 1960 building 60 years of family and memories. Work took him to Brighton Colorado in 1973 where he lived and worked till he retired to Lamar County Texas in 1988 to a life of raising cattle and visits at the coffee shop. Orville was a member of the Powderly United Methodist Church, the Roanoke Masonic Lodge #860 and the Dallas Scottish Rite. He was proceeded in death by his parents, two brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his wife Marty Jo, four children; Tommy Bussell and wife Beverly, Janet Hinrichs, Lisa Ison, Roger Bussell and wife Teresa, grandchildren Coby Bussell, Tye Bussell and wife Paige, Heath Kearns, Danielle Woods and husband Austin, Tyler Bussell and wife Maigen, Alexa Bussell and Samuel Bussell; 8 great-grand children and a sister Jeri Pomeroy as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. At the request of the family in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Powderly Volunteer Fire Department or the Powderly United Methodist Church.
Published in Colorado Community Media on Jan. 14, 2021.