Willie Richard Porter, Sr. of Madison, died May 13, 2020. Richard was born September 7, 1934 in Dry Pond, GA to Dave and Maggie Porter. He was retired as a truck driver. Richard was preceded in death by a son, Kent Porter, and a step-son, James Colley; three brothers; his first wife, Gracie Porter and his second wife, Ruby Nell Porter. Also three grandsons, Michael Brown, Sanjay Kar and Stephen Marlow and finally one great grandson Keynun Williams.
Richard Porter is survived by his wife Linda Porter; five children, Daisy White, Tinie Chernick, Polly Porter, Willie “June Bug” Porter and Johnnie Colley; nine grandchildren, Ann Marie Porter, Marvin Stone, Christopher Anglin, Loretta Anglin, Joshua Motes, Pierce Motes ( Peanut ), and two step-grandchildren Thomas Colley and Tanya Lynn Colley; 13 great grandchildren Michael Porter, Thomas, Brittany and Shane Richie, Tyler and Jodie Stone, Mackenzie and Hadyen Marlow, Tristan Taylor, Evangeline, Solaris and Lillith Motes and Molly Jernigan; six great-great grandchildren; and nephews Eric ( Yolonda )Porter and Anthony (Cindi) Jenkins; and one honoree grandson Trey Jernigan.
A private graveside service was held at the Almand Cemetery.