Porter, Roger

Written by David Green.

Roger L. Porter, 83, of Morenci, Mich., died Sept. 5, 2010, at Magnum Health Care of Adrian.

He was born Aug. 10, 1927, in Morenci to the late Herbert and Irene (Goodyear) Porter. He married Margaret Louise Hutt in Jeffersonville, Ind., on March 24, 1949, and she survives.

 Roger graduated from Morenci High School in 1945 and furthered his education at Michigan State University from where he graduated in 1950. He served his country as a member of the United States Navy during World War II.

Roger was the owner and operator of Porter Lumber Company from where he retired in 1988.  He was a life-long, active member of Morenci First Baptist Church, past member of the Morenci Board of Education, Morenci Area Hospital Board of Directors, Morenci Fire Department and the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association.

 In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Catherine (and Charles) Walker of Warrenville, Ill., Nancy (and James) Walker of West Chicago, Ill., and Anne (and David) Fowkes of Libertyville, Ill.; a son, Randall (and Jean) Porter; a sister, Evelyn (and Herbert) Mansfield of Morenci; 17 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

 He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harold Stanley Porter.

 Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, at the Morenci First Baptist Church, with Rev. Thomas Mansfield officiating. Interment will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery in Morenci. Visitation is scheduled from 2 to 5 and 6 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at the Morenci First Baptist Church.

Arrangements were made by Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Wycliffe Bible Translators.

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