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Orlando Anthony Torres

• Updated Aug 13, 2019 at 2:44 PM

JOHNSON CITY - Orlando Anthony Torres, Jr., 20, Johnson City, died unexpectedly Friday, August 9, 2019, at Holston Valley Medical Center.

Anthony was a native of Waukegan, IL, and had been a resident of Johnson City since 2008. He was the son of Orlando Luis Torres, Jr. and Jacqueline Torres.

Anthony was a 2018 graduate of Science Hill High School, where he was a member of the wrestling and track teams.

He was currently working construction, but his passion was music, and Anthony had been building a name for himself as a well known local music artist. Other than music, he loved long boarding.

Anthony was a member of Calvary Church, where he participated in the youth ministry. Prior to that he attended Discover Life Church, where he played bass for the youth worship team and then went on to playing with his dad on Sunday mornings in the Adult service.

In addition to his parents, he is survived by his wife, Cassie Lasha Williams Torres; two sisters, Alissa Mariah Torres and Arianna Jewel Torres, both of Johnson City; paternal grandparents, Orlando Luis Torres, Sr. and Milagros Cedeño Van Zuiden; maternal grandparents, Santos and Carmen Lydia Torres; father-in-law, Robert Williams and mother-in-law, Brenda Mitchell-Williams, both of Elizabethton; several aunts, uncles and cousins.

The service celebrating Anthony’s life will be conducted Friday, August 16, 2019, at 7:00 P.M., at Calvary Church, 178 Pickens Bridge Rd., Johnson City, TN 37615.

The family will receive friends Friday prior to the service from 4:00-7:00 P.M. at the church.

The graveside committal service will be held Saturday at 12:00 P.M. in Washington County Memory Gardens. Those planning to attend are requested to meet at Calvary Church to casually visit with family and friends from 10:00- 11:15 A.M., at which time the family requests privacy with Anthony until departing the church and proceeding together to the cemetery at 11:45.

Memories and condolences may be shared at www.appfh.com. 

Appalachian Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Johnson City, is serving the Torres family. (928-6111)

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