Orville Ray Hackworth passed away on January 18, 2013, in Lodi, surrounded by his family. Orville was 94 years old. He was born in Red Oak, Oklahoma on December 20, 1918. Orville grew up in Oklahoma and married Mildred Strickland. Orville served in the U.S. Army during World War II
. Upon his discharge, he moved his family to Lodi, CA where he was a founding member of the Lodi Church of Christ and served many years as an Elder. Orville and Mildred had 4 children.
He was preceded in death by Mildred, his wife of 37 years, brothers, Everett and Darvin, and sisters, Beatrice, Bertha, and Violet. He is survived by his daughter, Virginia Meneely of Lodi, sons, Gary (Marita) Hackworth of Lodi, Frank (Wanda) Hackworth of Grants Pass, OR, and Richard (Sharla) Hackworth of Bowling Green, KY, brother, Noah (Glenda) Hackworth of Visalia, CA, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, as well as many nieces and nephews.
Orville loved gardening and fishing. He was employed by the Lodi Sulfur Company and then by Robinson's Feed Store in Lodi, until his retirement.
Friends are invited to visit on Wednesday, January 23, from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. at Lodi Funeral Home. A chapel service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 25, at 1 p.m. with committal to follow at Cherokee Memorial Park. Lodi Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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