Charles Clarence Orchard

December 25, 1925 - April 1, 2017 Charles "Chuck" Orchard passed away April 1st, 2017 of brain cancer. He was a loving husband, dad and papa. He was born December 25th, 1947 in Camden NJ. He graduated from Audubon High School in 1966 and joined the Navy after high school. He served on the USS Coral Sea and was honorably discharged September 1972. After being discharged he moved to Sacramento, CA where he received his Associates degree. He was married to his wife of 43 years in October of 1973. He retired from General Mills in 2009 after 33 years. He enjoyed traveling, fishing, spending time with family and friends, and watching golf. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandson Ryan.

Chuck was proceeded in death by his parents, Charles and Lillian. He is survived by his wife Joelyn; sons Daran (Jennifer) of Citrus Heights, CA and Christopher of Lodi, CA, grandson Ryan of Lodi, CA, sister Pat(Bill) of New Jersey, brother John (Sarah) of New Jersey, and many nephews and nieces.


Visitation will be Thursday April 6th, 2017 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. @ Cherokee Memorial Funeral Home (831 Industrial Way, Lodi, CA 95240).


Funeral services will be Friday April 7th at 11:00 a.m. at Zion Reformed Church (105 S Ham Lane, Lodi, CA 95240.) Burial will follow at Cherokee Memorial Park. (Hwy 99 and Harney Ln, Lodi CA.) In lieu of flowers please make donations to Defeat GBM Reseach