Obituary: Billy Joe Porter

December 5, 1956 – December 21, 2019

Billy Joe Porter, 63, of Mitchell, passed away Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Mitchell Manor.

Born December 5, 1956, in Lawrence County, he was the son of Gerald and Dorothy (Hopper) Porter.  He married Rose Marie Maple on July 4, 1971.

Billy retired from Dana Corporation and attended the Fishing Creek Chapel. He enjoyed working on cars, guns, hunting, fishing, and woodworking.

Survivors include his wife, Rose Porter of Mitchell; sons, Joe Allen (Natasha) Porter of Mitchell, Richard Dale (Jennifer) Porter of Mitchell; grandchildren, Zachary Allen Porter, Timothy Lee Porter, Cody Aaron Porter, Alyssa Combs, Richard Dale Porter, Jr., Taylor Marie Porter, Tyler Dale Porter, Carina Jones, Shania Jones, Armando Jones, Isabella Purtlebaugh, and Lindsey Marie Pridemore; great-granddaughter, Paisley Grace Porter; siblings, Richard Lee (Mary) Porter of Mitchell, Don (Cindy) Porter of Orleans, Gary “Tigger” Porter of Mitchell, Sandy Porter of Paoli.

His parents and sister, Ruth Porter, preceded him in death.

Graveside service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday, December 26, at Talbott Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until 12:45 p.m. on Thursday at Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center.

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