Rev. Jack Bennett (Jackuline) Porter
{ "" }
Share
Share Jack's life story with friends and family
Send an Email
Or Copy this URL to Share
Rev. Jack (Jackuline) Bennett Porter

Maryville - The Reverend Jack (Jackuline) Bennett Porter, age 84, of Maryville, passed away 4:15 P.M. April 3, 2020 at Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center. As a youth, Jack was very active in his church as well as Boy Scouts of America. He received the call to the Christian ministry at the age of 13. Earning a Master of Divinity at Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta, Jack spent a lifetime as a United Methodist minister, sharing God's word as pastor of churches in Virginia, Tennessee and North Carolina. He served as Director of Camp Wesley Woods in Townsend, TN, Suttle Lake Camp and Camp Magruder in Oregon, and Camp Tekoa in North Carolina. Jack served as Chaplain in the Army National Guard until his honorable discharge in 1977. Jack and his wife retired to a lakeside cottage in East Tennessee. They later moved to Shannondale Independent Retirement Center in Maryville. After a car accident on February 29, Jack was hospitalized until his death. Jack is known and remembered for his storytelling, love of laughter and a deep connection with nature. Most of all, Jack's life was and is an example of how the love of God can give a person direction to live a caring, positive life. Survivors, wife of 63 years, Ruth Barker Porter, four children and spouses, William Davidson Porter II (wife Judy), Peter Bennett Porter (wife Phyllis), Sarah Esther Bigelow (husband Jay), Deborah Helen Dickey (husband, Mark), five grandchildren and their spouses, and seven great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by parents, William D. and Mollie Jaqueline Porter, brother, James Porter, sister, Dorothy Porter Winn. A private graveside service and interment was held Sunday, April 5, 2020, Hiwassee College Cemetery. Chaplain Randy Tingle and The Reverend Catherine Nance officiated. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Porter Scholarship Fund for sending children and youth to camp. Make checks payable to Holston Conference Camp and Retreat Ministries and put Porter Scholarship Fund in the memo line. Mail to Mary Thompson, CRM Executive Director, 262 Bart Green Dr., Gray, TN 37615. You may also sign the online guestbook at biereleyhale.com. Arrangements by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home, Madisonville.




To Plant Memorial Trees in memory, please visit our Sympathy Store.
Published in Knoxville News Sentinel from Apr. 5 to Apr. 7, 2020.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
No memorial events are currently scheduled. To offer your sympathy during this difficult time, you can now have memorial trees planted in a National Forest in memory of your loved one.
Memories & Condolences
Guest Book sponsored by Biereley-Hale Funeral Home - Madisonville
Not sure what to say?
2 entries
April 14, 2020
THE PAYNE FAMILY WOULD LIKE TO EXTEND OUR MOST HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE PORTER FAMILY. JACK WILL BE MISSED BUT THE MEMORIES WILL LIVE ON IN OUR HEARTS. CORY PAYNE
CORY PAYNE
April 8, 2020
My husband and I did not personally know Rev Porter; however, are well acquainted with Helen and Mark. We are so sad to hear this news, but know he's happy in his new home. Our condolences to all his family. Always be thankful for the memories and for the chance we have to see him again. Our love and prayers to all.
Kent and Teresa Milsaps
Invite others to add memories
Share to let others add their own memories and condolences