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Rev. Clarence Porter
HENDERSONVILLE, NC-- Rev. Clarence Porter, 77, of Hendersonville, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 at the Elizabeth House. Born in Harford, MD on March 11, 1938, he was a son of the late William Roscoe and Anna Patton Porter. He was also preceded in death by a brother, Harold Porter.
On December 27, 1960 Rev. Porter was saved and in 1968, the Lord called him into the ministry. He and his wife Shirley moved to Hendersonville, NC that same year, and he enrolled at Fruitland Bible College, graduating in 1971. He was pastor at First Baptist Church, Brighton, MI; Kings Grove Baptist Church, Edneyville, NC; and Shepherd Street Baptist Church, Hendersonville, NC. He was also the interim pas-tor at Fair Haven Baptist and Tracy Grove Baptist, Hendersonville, NC.
Survivors include his loving wife of 56 years, Shirley Horner Porter; one son, Allen Porter (Theresa) of Hendersonville; two daughters, Debbie Pittillo (Wayne) of Hendersonville and Donna Moss (Rick) of Hendersonville; seven grandchildren, Allison Covington (Phillip), Brittany Dixon (Josh), Brendan and Brooke Moss, Jace Pryor, Cable and Christa Porter; one great granddaughter, Paisley Dixon; one sister, Pauline Tyndall (Marvin) of NJ; one brother, Gene Porter of MD.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 PM on Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Fletcher First Baptist Church with Reverends Roy Waldroup, James Hefner and Henry Vegter officiating. Burial will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church from 12:00-2:00 PM prior to the service.
To offer online condolences, please visit www.forestlawnhendersonville.com.
Forest Lawn Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in The Times-News from Mar. 3 to Mar. 4, 2016
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