Patrick U. Porter (1929 - 2018)

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MARLOW - Patrick U. Porter, 89, born Aug. 16, 1929, passed away Nov. 15, 2018, at his residence.
The Effingham County native served in the National Guard for eight years and the Navy Reserves for eight years. He was a member of Pineora Baptist Church, a Deacon, and sang in the choir. He retired from Union Camp after 43 years and was a member of the Guyton Masonic Lodge #428 F. & A.M.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Richard E. Porter Sr. and Sarah Neidlinger Porter; sons, Jerry Porter and Michael Shirley; brother, Richard E. Porter Jr.; and sister, Joanna Royal.
Survivors include his wife, Frances S. Porter; sons, Craig Porter (Wanda), Glen S. Porter Sr. (Brenda), Maurice Shirley (Donna); daughters-in-law, Cindy Porter and Becky Shirley; 13 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
The funeral service was conducted Nov. 20, 2018, at Pineora Baptist Church. Interment followed in Effingham Memorial Gardens.
Remembrances may be given to Pineora Baptist Church Building Fund, 131 Elkins St., Guyton, Ga. 31312.
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Published in Effingham Herald from Nov. 21 to Nov. 28, 2018