Obituary: Paul Eugene “Gene” Porter

March 20, 1928 – November 28, 2022

Paul Eugene “Gene” Porter, 94, of Bedford, passed away on Monday, November 28, 2022, at White River Lodge.

Born on March 20, 1928, he was the son of Paul Henry and Leona (Skeen) Porter. He married Evelyn Marie (Chestnut) Porter on June 19, 1948, and she preceded him in death.

Paul retired from General Motors where he worked as a Salvage Mechanic. He was a graduate of Fayetteville High School and a member of Central Church of Christ. He was in the United States Navy and was a WWII Veteran.

Surviving to cherish Gene’s memory are his son, Roger Porter, and wife, Lynn; two grandsons, Seth Porter and Joshua Porter and wife, Amy; two great-grandsons, Luke Porter and Levi Porter; and great-granddaughter, Leah Porter.

Paul was preceded in death by his wife, Evelyn; parents, Paul and Leona; two brothers, Wayne and Clifford; and three sisters, Clarice, Minnie, and Marilou.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 3, 2022, at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford with Rick Leach officiating. Burial will follow at Cresthaven Cemetery with Military Rites being accorded by the American Legion Gillen Post #33. Visitation will be on Saturday, December 3, 2022, from 10:00 a.m. until the service time at 1:00 p.m. at the Ferguson-Lee Chapel in Bedford.

Contributions in memory of Paul can be made to The Alzheimer’s Association.

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