Orie Lee Montgomery

Orie Lee Montgomery, age 86, and longtime resident of Santa Fe, TX, passed away July 21, 2020, in Willis, TX, surrounded by his family.  Orie was born August 31, 1933, to Thelma Corine and Orie Clyde Montgomery in Galveston, Texas.  Following his graduation from high school he proudly served his country in the U. S. Marine Corps for several years. Soon after his honorable discharge Orie met and married Mary Agnes Dues Montgomery. He ran a dairy farm in the first years of their marriage, then became a real estate broker and opened Montgomery Realty and sold many homes to families throughout the area.  During this time he also expanded to designing and building homes.  Orie’s hobby and love of tools led to his opening of Santa Fe Rent-All, a heavy equipment and tool rental company, which he owned and ran until his retirement.  He was a lifetime member of Arcadia Christian Church.

Orie was preceded in death by his parents, his stepfather Koy Ruben Beaver and his step siblings, Lois Allene Davis, and Sylvia Ruth Beaver.

He leaves behind to cherish his memory his beloved wife of 62 years Mary Agnes Dues Montgomery; daughter Darla Walker and husband George; sons Brad Montgomery and wife Michaelia, Mark Montgomery; brother Milam Montgomery and wife Helen; step siblings Ola Mae Dickey and Henry Milam Beaver; grandchildren, Christopher Walker, Paxton Walker, Ryan Montgomery, Connor Montgomery, Faith Montgomery, Rebekah Scales, Avery Scales, and Elizabeth Wicker.  He also left behind numerous nieces, nephews, and friends.

In his honor a public visitation will be held Sunday August 2, 2020 from 5:00 – 8:00 PM at the Crowder Funeral Home Chapel in Dickinson, TX.  Masks and social distancing are required.

A church funeral service will be held on Monday, August 3, 2020 followed by internment at Mt. Olivet Catholic Cemetery in Dickinson Texas.  Due to the current pandemic the service and internment will be private, invitation-only events for close immediate family.

Viewing of the service will be offered through live streaming and will begin at 10:00 AM and can be accessed at https://youtu.be/Rt8dxDm35yY

In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to make a donation in Orie’s name could do so to the American Diabetes Association, Arcadian Christian Church or any charitable organization of your choice.


  1. Orie Lee,
    You were a good friend for a long time, and I’m sure going to miss you.
    Rest In Peace my friend!

    Blackie Heileman
  2. I will miss him. I have already missed them both since they moved. They are/were very good people. Missed worshipping with them and especially visiting and reminiscing with them while eating at Red Cap. They were good friends with my parents. Yall have my condolences as well as my prayers.

    Jake Linkey III
  3. I know he will be missed dearly. I have many fond memories of times spent in the Montgomery home with his daughter Darla. I hope they find comfort in the memories and the prayers offered up during this difficult time.

    Shellie Sevor
  4. God Bless your family in this sorrowful time!
    Uncle Orie Lee gave me my nickname some 60 yrs ago, as he was watching us kids play in the yard at out little house on 28th Street. He and aunt Mary spend lots of time with the whole family back in the 50’s…then life filled everyone’s time and we all scattered statewide. But it was always a treat to come home to family affairs to see the whole family. Uncle Orie and Aunt Mary were always loved and respected and I will truly miss him.
    Love and remembrance, Super-yaya! (Supe – thank you uncle Orie Lee)

    Cherry Williams
  5. O.L. was one of the most honest, straight-forward and genuine men I had the pleasure of knowing and calling a friend. May he rest in peace and God Bless his family.

    Ellis J. Ortego`
  6. Mr. Ortego, you are so right about O. L. Montgomery he was the most honest, straight forward and genuine man around. He was loved by many. There are so many memories of this man with Richard and I. I can remember O. L., Richard, Clyde Brandon, Baker Birdwell always going to the Busy Bee Cafe to have coffee in the mornings way back in the 70’s. Then we always had the pleasure to have lunch together with him and Mary at Red Cap. So missed it when they moved. Thought of him and Mary often. May God Bless The Family. Mr. Montgomery you will be miss by many.

    Love From
    Richard and Cindy Keenan

    Cindy Keenan

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