(Orange, Texas)

September 24, 2013

Joda Lewis Atchley

The Port Arthur News

GROVES — Joda Lewis Atchley, 55, of Orange passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Houston.


He was a native and lifelong resident of Orange; born on January 1, 1958 to parents Joan Virginia (Stewart) and Harold Atchley.  He was employed with Local #587 as a boilermaker/welder. He loved the outdoors, going camping, boating, motorcycling and fishing. He enjoyed all kind of racing; cars, motorcycles and boats. Joda was a hard working man; who loved his family dearly.


He was preceded in death by his father, Harold Atchley; grandmother, Audrey “Dee Dee’ Stewart.


He is survived by his daughter, Jessica Atchley Bush of Orange; son, Jason D. Atchley of Orange; mother, Joan V. Atchley of  Orange; sister, Cheyanne Atchley of Austin; his childrens mother, Janet K. Atchley of Orange; grandchildren, Jason M. Atchley, Jeremy D. Bush, Makena Atchley, Mya Bush.


A memorial service will be held on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 6 PM at Dorman Funeral Home, with a gathering of family and friends from 4 pm until service time. Cremation was held under the direction of Dorman Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent for the family at

In lieu of flower donations may be made to Dorman Funeral Home to help the family with final expense.


Dorman Funeral Home

8808 Highway 87 North

Orange, Texas 77632-0536

(409) 746-2161 office


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