MITCHELL Gerald R. Porter, 77, Mitchell, passed away at 11:00 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2009, at his residence.
Born October 17, 1931, in Washington County, he was the son of Harry Enoch and Margaret Elizabeth (Ferber) Porter. He married Dorothy Lea Hopper November 27, 1950, and she preceded him in death December 6, 1988. He married Dellana (Dotts) Armstrong February 14, 1991.
He retired from Lehigh Cement Company with 41 years and 8 months of service. He had been a farmer and was a member of Fishing Creek Christian Church.
Dellana Porter, Mitchell
Richard Lee Porter and wife, Mary E. , Bedford
Billy Joe Porter and wife, Rose, Mitchell
John Eric Porter and wife, Cindy, Orleans
Sandra Lynne Porter, Paoli
Gary Duane “Tigger” Porter and wife, Tiffany, Mitchell
Travis Eric Armstrong and wife, Keely, Orleans
Jason Lee Armstrong and companion, Amanda Johnson,
Leonard Porter, Mitchell
Harry Porter, Jr., Brownstown
Virgil Porter, Salem
Walter Porter, Mitchell
Mary Frances Clipp, Columbus
13 great grandchildren
His parents; first wife; daughter, Ruth Kay Porter; sisters, Agnes White, Beatrice Milligan, and Marie Vaught; and brother, Elmer Porter, preceded him in death.
Graveside service will be at 10:00 a.m. Monday, April 6, at Talbott Cemetery with Bro. Josh Brumfield officiating.
Friends may call from 2:00-6:00 p.m. Sunday at Chastain Funeral Home.