Ora (O.F.) Dier
April 19, 1938 – May 14, 2022
Ora (O.F.) Dier, 84, was born April 19, 1938, in Lexie. A longtime resident of Arabi and Slidell, LA, he died May 14, 2022.
He was preceded in death by his son Bruce K. Dier, parents Winnie and Hezzie Dier, five brothers, three sisters, and grandson-in-law Ryan Vitrana.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years Jane (Holmes) Dier, daughter Tina (the late Ralph M. Boteler Jr.), sons Daniel (Shirley) Dier and Keith (Lynne) Dier. He is also survived by his brothers Pat Dier, Paul (Helen) Dier and sister Edna (the late Jimmy Robertson); grandchildren, Mitchell (Natisha) Boteler, Ashley (David Hebert) Vitrana, Renee (Don) Watson, Brittany (Frank) Guerra, Matthew (Ashley) Dier, Kelly (Haley) Dier, Michael (Theresa) Dier, Christopher Dier, Amanda (Derrick) Campo and Logan Bucher, 28 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Pauline Hilburn and brother-in-law Eddie (Bo) Hilburn.
“Paw Paw” as he was called by so many was an avid gardener. His pride and joy was his tomato garden, and he enjoyed showing it to all. Everyone looked forward to his tomatoes every spring. He could often be found puttering around in his backyard shed working on his various projects. Leaving him after a visit, he would always say, “What’s your hurry?”
Funeral services were at St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home May 19, 2022, burial with military honors in St. Bernard Memorial Gardens.
St. Bernard Memorial Funeral Home and Gardens in Chalmette, LA, was in charge of the arrangements.