Evans Funeral Home announces the death of Mr. Donald Dwight Porter Sr., age 81, of Jefferson, who passed away on Friday, December 31, 2010. Mr. Porter was born on December 3, 1929 in Jefferson, GA a son to the late Laster and Neil Storey Porter. Mr. Porter was the founder of the Porter Insulation and Porter Truss since 1964. Mr. Porter was a member of the First Baptist Church of Jefferson and was a former Deacon of Academy Baptist Church. Mr. Porter was a former Director with First National Bancorp., and was a former board member of the Jefferson School Foundation. Mr. Porter was a veteran of the US Air Force. His wife, Peggy Pinson Porter, brother, Storey Porter, and sister, Louise House, all preceded him in death.
Survivors include sons and daughter in laws, Keith and Jody Porter, Don and Kim Porter and Brantley and Kelli Porter all of Jefferson; six grandchildren, Lora Gary, Joseph Porter, Blaze Porter, Sky Porter, Tradd Porter and Camille Porter.
Funeral services will be held on Sunday, January 2, 2011, at 2:00pm in the First Baptist Church of Jefferson with Dr. Michael Helms officiating. The burial will follow in the Woodbine Cemetery with Frankie Bray, Randy Pinson, Chuch Herbert, Melvin Porter, Joseph Porter, Blaze Porter, Sky Porter and Tradd Porter, honored as pallbearers. The visitation will be held in Saturday, January 1, 2011 at the funeral home from 5-9pm.
In lieu of flowers, please make memorial to the Jefferson School Foundation, 575 Washington Street, Jefferson, GA 30549 or the Jefferson First Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O.Box 395 Jefferson, GA 30549.