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William Owen Porter, Jr.

June 8, 1930 — April 8, 2023



William Owen Porter, Jr. passed away on Saturday, April 8, 2023, at the age of 92.  A graveside service will be at 11:00am on Wednesday, April 12, 2023, at Green Hills Memorial Cemetery.  Family requests guests meet in the cemetery.
Known around town as Bill, Mr. Porter was friendly and known for his involvement in many Pike County civic and business organizations.  He graduated form Birmingham Southern, and served in the US Navy in California and was trained as a medic.  Bill was board member of the Pike County Bank, Charles Henderson Child Health Center, and the Troy Rotary Club among many others.  He was also an active member of First United Methodist Church.  Bill loved being outdoors and fishing was one of his favorite activities.  He was an artist who enjoyed painting and woodworking, making such items as custom knife handles or walking sticks.  He played the guitar too.  He was loved by many and will be missed by all who knew him.  
Loving survivors include his wife of 25 years, a renowned artist of her own accord, Phoebe DeVaughn Porter; his daughters, Marjorie Porter Whatley (Carl), Frances Porter Chambers, Sara Porter Birdsong (Chris); grandchildren, Edward Christopher Whatley (Jessica), Sara Whatley Caldwell (Tyler), Carl Leo Whatley III (Emily), Andrew Porter Chambers Bailey),  William Mark Chambers (Annie),  SaraCobb Birdsong Neeley (Graham), Virginia Birdsong Rutledge (Vinson), Christopher Lyndon Birdsong, Jr. (Camille); great grandchildren, Christopher Hutton Whatley, James Mills Whatley, Boyd Sutherland Caldwell, Anne Adelaide Caldwell, William Partlow Chambers, Pierce Emerson Chambers, Holland Darby Chambers, William Graham Neeley, Porter Wynn Rutledge, and Lennon Sloan Whatley.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 44 years, Patricia Boyd Porter; his parents, William Porter, Sr. and Marjorie Stroud Porter; brother, Robert Lewis Porter; and son-in-law, Claude Leon Chambers.
In lieu of flowers, memorials maybe made to the Johnson Center for the Arts or your favorite charity.

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Green Hills Memorial Park Cemetery

1621 AL-15, Troy, AL 36079

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