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Vester G. PORTER

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LYNCHBURG - The Rev. Vester Gray Porter (Bud), 79, of Lynchburg, Va., passed away peacefully on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012, at Lynchburg General Hospital, with family by his side.
Born in Erwin, N.C., to Albert and Letha Sills Porter, he lived most of his life in Durham, N.C., and the Tidewater, Virginia area. Bud was a passionate man who dedicated his life to the ministry of Jesus Christ as a pastor for 47 years.
He was extremely proud of his four children, Roger Porter and his wife, Mary of Charlottesville, Va., Kathy Blanchard and her husband, Ken of Lynchburg, Va., Paul Porter and his wife, Renee of Virginia Beach, Va., and Kenneth Porter and his wife, Kathleen of Hertford, N.C. He has 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Shelton; and sister, Pearl.
He was preceded in death by his loving wife, Agnes Pendergraph Porter (Tot) in 2005. His mother and father; his twin brother, Lester; brothers, James, Troy, David, and Roger; and sister, Agnes, also preceded him in death.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, at Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601. A funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 8, at Peninsula Funeral Home, with burial service following at Peninsula Memorial Park. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.

Published in Daily Press from Nov. 4 to Nov. 5, 2012
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