Raul Orta Sr.

Published 5:49 pm Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Raul Orta Sr., 95, of Port Neches passed away on Tuesday, May 12, 2020 at Harbor Hospice House in Beaumont.

He was born on August 10, 1924 to his parents, Domingo Orta and Anna Maria Collazo Orta in Port Arthur, Texas.

Raul graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1944.

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He joined the U.S. Navy after graduation and served during WWII as a Petty Officer 2nd Class.

Raul returned to the area and pursed a degree at Lamar University, where he graduated in 1948.

He began his career at Texaco as a machinist and retired in 1982 after 39 years of service.

Raul was a longtime member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church in Port Arthur.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, Gonzalo, David, Efrain, Leonardo and Ruben, his wife, Minerva Orta, his son, Robert Orta and his grandson, Lance Orta.

Raul is survived by his daughter, Minita Orta and her husband, Gary Morgan of Sealy, Texas, his sons, Xavier Orta and his wife, Debra of Port Neches, Raul Orta, Jr. of Port Neches, his grandchildren, Shelly Johnson and her husband, Craig, Sacha Orta and her husband, David Gongora, Maya Orta, Sarah Orta, Joshua Orta and his wife, Tiffany, Emilio Orta, Osman Orta, Heath Thornton and his wife, Shawna along with numerous great grandchildren.

He is also survived by his sister, Carmen Orta-Pina of Florida and his brother, Joe Orta of Nederland as well as numerous nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews.

For those individuals not wanting to get out in public due to the Covid-19 crisis that we are in, the family is understanding to your situation and is asking for your prayers at this time.

Visitation will be on Friday, May 15, 2020 from 10:00 am till 11:00 am with a rosary to be prayed at 10:30 AM at Clayton Thompson Funeral Home in Groves.

Graveside service will follow at 11:30 AM Friday at Calvary Cemetery in Port Arthur under the direction of Clayton Thompson.