James William (Bill) Porter

01/31/1933 - 01/09/2015 Obituary
James (Bill) William Porter, 81 years old longtime resident of Ventura and Bakersfield, California. He moved to Orland, California in 2000. In the short time Bill lived in Orland developed many wonderful friendships and attended the First Christian Church.
Bill proudly served in the U.S. AirForce. He worked for the Shell Oil Company for 35 plus years.
Bill was an avid sports fan particularly when his grandchildren were involved.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents Joe and Rhoda Porter, brother Wallace, sister Betty and his faithful companion Rocky.
Bill is survived by his daughter Cheryl, son-in-law Joe Chavez, grandson Mikell, granddaughter Karlie along with many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Bill's life was enriched by his love of family and friends. He impacted so many lives with his sweet soul and kind heart. He will truly be missed by all.
Funeral service will be held at Sweets & Son Mortuary in Orland, CA., Friday, January 23rd, at 11:00am. His final resting place will be Graves Cemetery in Orland, California. In lieu of flowers to the Town and Country Humane Society would be appreciated.
F.D. Sweets & Son Mortuary
(530) 865-3349


Published in Bakersfield Californian on Jan. 19, 2015
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