CHAMPION, Ohio – Deryl Porter, 83, died Friday, August 4, 2017 at his residence following a battle with cancer.
He was born on December 12, 1933 in Ravenna, Ohio, the son of the late Opal Porter.
He graduated from Ravenna High School in 1951 and then served his country in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954. He received an honorable discharge with rank of Sergeant.
He then attended Kent State University and graduated with a business degree.
Deryl was employed by Packard Electric Division of GM as Divisional Traffic Manager.
He was an active member of Tod Avenue United Methodist Church.
After he retired, Deryl volunteered 25 years for AARP as a tax consultant for the VICA program in Ohio and Florida. He also volunteered to read stories to children through the Ohio Reads program and read to children at Secrest and Dickey Ave Schools.
He golfed on the Warren Church and Trumbull Traffic Golf Leagues.
Memories of Deryl will be carried on by wife, Carol Bassett Porter of Champion whom he married July 11, 1953; daughter, Anita Shaw of Cortland; sons, Steven (Kathy) Porter and Russell (Phyllis) Porter, both of Atlanta, Georgia; daughter, Amy (Ray) Rabovsky of Overland Park, Kansas; family friend, Tony Padgett; grandchildren, Matthew (Noel), Rebecca and Jeremy Shaw, Daniel (Lindsey) Porter, Jennifer (Patrick) Arnette, Lauren and Lyndsey Porter, Katie (Eric) Willis, Patrick and Frank Rabovsky and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Porter and sister, Marilyn Lawson.
The family will receive friends Saturday, August 12, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 Noon at McFarland & Son Funeral Home, Warren. Services will be held at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Rick France officiating.
In lieu of flowers, his family suggests memorial contributions to Tod Avenue United Methodist Church, 155 Tod Avenue NW, Warren, Ohio 44485 or to Hospice of the Valley Trumbull Team, 5000 East Market Street, Suite 19, Warren, Ohio 44484.
Arrangements are entrusted to McFarland and Son Funeral and Cremation Services, 271 North Park Avenue, Warren, OH 44481, 330-393-9621. Please visit www.McFarlandCares.com to send condolences.
A television tribute will air Wednesday, August 9 at the following approximate times:
6:41 a.m. WYTV and 8:41 a.m. MyYTV and 9:58 a.m. on FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.