William “Bill” Porter, Jr., age 73, of Roaring River, passed away Saturday, June 29, 2019 at Forsyth Medical Center.

He was born March 9, 1946 in Wilkes County to William Franklin Porter, Sr. and Lessie Pruitt Porter. Mr. Porter was a US Army National Guard Veteran. Bill played mandolin and harmonica and collected coins and stamps. He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Hazel McHone, Opal Dimette, Arlene Vickers, Wanda Cockrum, Rosalie Pierce; and brother, Sam Porter.

Surviving are his wife, Kathleen Garrett Porter; son, Charles Enoch Porter and spouse Jeanny of Roaring River; daughters, Mary Jane Rogers and spouse Jason of Hamptonville, Kimberly Jackson of Thomasville; grandchildren, Joseph Brock, Caitlin Brock both of Roaring River, Tyler Jackson of Thomasville; great granddaughter, Araiah Brock of Roaring River; brothers, Larry Porter of North Wilkesboro, Clayton Porter, Don Porter, Garry Porter all of Roaring River; sisters, Nancy Minton, Barbara Farmer, Elaine Poplin all of North Wilkesboro, Pauline Price of Granite Falls; several nices and nephews.

Funeral service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Rachel Baptist Church with Rev. Brian Wiles, Joseph Brock, Caitlin Brock and Charles Porter officiating. Burial with military honors by Veterans of Foreign Wars Honor Guard Post 1142 will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends at Miller Funeral Service from 6:00 until 8:00 Wednesday night. Flowers will be accepted or memorials may be made to Miller Funeral Service to assist with funeral expenses.

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