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Joseph G. Porter, Jr.

Joseph G. Porter, Jr., 75, of Stoutsville, passed away at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center on Sunday, July 22, 2018 surrounded by family. He was born March 1, 1943 in West Jefferson, NC to the late Joseph G. Porter, Sr., and Myrtle Ruth (McCoy) Porter. He was an avid car enthusiast and a former auto dealership owner with ties in the family drywall business, Porter Drywall. Joe was a friend to many and will be missed by all who knew him.
He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Connie P. Porter; daughters, Brenda Porter and Susan Jo (Philip) Mott; step children, Shyna (Marc) Gawell, Shad (Mia) Kistler, and Shaleena (Jordan) Heiber; 15 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; brothers and sisters, Jerry (Anita) Porter, James (Susan) Porter, Betty (Jim) Smith, Ruth (George) Boll and Mary (David) Anderson. 
Funeral services will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, July 27, 2018 at the Taylor Funeral Home in Amanda with Pastor Rhonda LaGrow officiating.  Burial will follow in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Lancaster.  Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Thursday and 11 a.m. to noon on Friday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to  Cornerstone Recovery, 706 W. Wheeling St., Lancaster, OH 43130 in Joe’s memory.

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Nothing can prepare us for loss. Gods word the Bible gives us comfort, it provides hope. There is going to be a resurrection. (Acts 24:15) God will restore life to those who have died, and they will have the prospect of living forever in paradise on earth. This is a promise from God, which we can have confidence in because he cannot lie. (Titus 1:2) May this hope comfort your greiving hearts. I am sorry for your loss.

LJ Aug 29 2018 12:00 AM

Thank you so much for all the prayers . God has given us strength through this difficult time
Mary Porter Anderson

Mary Anderson Aug 2 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry we just heard he was a good man. Chris and Kittie Clay

Chris and Kittie Clay Jul 28 2018 12:00 AM

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May Gods love shine down on you and your family. We were so blessed to have known sweet Joe and will miss him. Gary and Pam Tomlinson Gary and Linda Jannert

Expression of Sympathy Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

To Joe's Family. So sorry to hear of your loss. We still talk about our trip out west with Joe and Connie and many of our other friends........ Love to all

Tom and Bev Uhl Jul 26 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Porter, Jr.

Jake and Sherry Friend Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about Uncle Joes passing... My prayers and condolences go out to the entire family... May you have joy in the memories of his life, not the grief of his passing...

Bobbi (Woods) Glass Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

Joe was a kind man. He was always smiling and a good friend. He will be missed.

Sue Roton Jul 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Porter, Jr.

Melisa &Todd Jul 24 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Porter, Jr.

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