Walter Porter

Friday, February 24, 2012

Walter Porter, 76, Petersburg, died Monday at Marshall Medical Center.

Andrew and Mary Porter's son belonged to New Hope Primitive Baptist Church. He's preceded in death by son Marvin Martin and siblings Henry Lee, Fred, George Homer, Charles Edward, Hattie Bell Porter, Eddie Boleyjack, Mary Hall Porter, Thelma Hill.

Porter attended school in Petersburg and Fayetteville and worked for Marshall County.

He is survived by: wife Julia Martin Porter; daughters, Juanita and Margaret Martin of Springfield and Gladys Porter of Shelbyville, Faye Bogle Wilson of Petersburg; sons, Walter Howard Porter, and Billy Russell Porter of Petersburg; other children Dixie Brinkley, Alice, Bobby Lewis, Cecil Ray, Dimple, Robbie Mae and Juanita Thompson of Springfield; brother, William Porter, Shelbyville; sister Louise Jennings of Springfield.

Visitation 1 p.m. Sunday. Funeral 2 p.m. in First Baptist Church, Petersburg. Burial is in Cedar Grove Cemetery.