James R. "Jim" Porter, age 75 of Amanda passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 2, 1946, in West Jefferson, NC, the son of the late Joseph G. and Myrtle R. (McCoy) Porter. He was a member of the Circleville First Church of Christ in Christian Union and was self-employed for many years as a dry wall finisher. Jim's passion was stock car racing. He raced for over 30 years, driving the #2 car until 1999. His life was simple; he loved working outdoors and could fix anything with his hands. Jim loved talking about Jesus with anyone who would listen.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan (Welch) Porter; children, David (Mary) Porter, of Laurelville, Amy (Matt) Sahr, of Stoutsville, Wesley J. Strickler, of Amanda, and Eric S. Strickler, of Phoenix, AZ; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Anita) Porter, of Amanda; sisters, Betty (Jim) Smith, of Stoutsville, Ruth (George) Boll, of Chillicothe and Mary (David) Anderson, of Amanda; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Minnie. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Porter; and nephew, Alan Smith.
Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda with Pastor Jay Neff officiating. Interment will follow at Amanda Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be made at www.taylortheller.com.