Charles Daniel Orta (Dan), 78, formerly of Columbia, South Carolina, passed away peacefully on September 11, 2022 after an extended stay in Maggie Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation. Dan was born in Miami Florida and grew up in Jacksonville. He resided in Columbia, South Carolina for many years with the love of his life, Elizabeth Bugel-Orta. He spent the last two years of his life near family in Waynesville, North Carolina.
Dan is survived by his half-brother, Louis W. East (Brenda) of Waynesville, NC; Charlotte E. Russell (Johnny Mack) of Rabbit Skin, NC; brother-in-law, Troy Price of Cove Creek, NC; seven nieces and nephews; loving sister-in-laws, Bonnie Miller (Jon) of Ladson, SC, Susan Lindsey (Jerry) of Charlotte, NC and Virginia Felder (Joe) of Auburn, IN.
He was preceded in death by his parents Oscar T. Orta; Nelma Inez and Watson East; brother, David East and sister, Deborah Price.
A viewing will be held from 11:00 to 12:00 Thursday, September 15, at the Greenlawn Memorial Park Mausoleum Chapel, 845 Leesburg Rd. Columbia, SC. A memorial service will be from 12:00 to 1:00 and entombment to immediately follow .