Born Jan. 29,1917, south of Bowling Green, to James and Allie Orman. He graduated from Patricksburg High School in 1936. In 1938, he married the love of his life Dorothy Stigler. Willie served in the U.S. Army during WWII. He was the head baker at the Clay City Bakery from 1945-1958, when he moved his family to Brazil. While living in Brazil, he worked at the Farm Bureau Co-op and Arketex Ceramic Tile before operating his own new and used furniture store until his retirement in 1979.
Willie was preceded in death by his wife Dorothy, his oldest son Carl, his grandson Tommy Dale Stevens and nine brothers and sisters.
He is survived by sons Cifford Orman and wife Becky, Robert Orman and wife Sharon, daughter Edith Stevens and husband Tom, all of Brazil, daughter-in-law Barbara Orman, Marion, Ind., and sister Isabell Duboius and husband Carl, Patricksburg, Ind. He also had 14 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 26 great-great-grandchildren.
Being a devout christian, Willie was a long time member of the Jackson St. Wesleyan Church. After the death of his wife in 1988, Willie began the craft of making quilts, making a great number of them, the last of which he finished in March 2008 a few weeks before his death.
Services for Mr. Orman will be at Lawson-Miller Chapel at 1 p.m., on Monday, April 7, 2008, with Pastor Charles Areson officiating. Burial will follow at Union Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home Monday from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Visit www.lawson-millerchapel.com to light a candle in his memory.