The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday March 4, 2017 at the Mount Olive Baptist Church, Moody Road, Tazewell, Georgia. The Reverend Joe Oglesby, pastor, will officiate. Interment will follow in the Mount Olive Baptist Church Cemetery.
Harrison Porter was born January 18, 1925 in Buena Vista, Marion County, Georgia to the late Harrison Porter, Sr. and the late Mamie Walton Porter. Born in a family of fourteen, he was preceded in death by eight siblings: C. J. Porter, James Edward Porter, Marion Porter Maddox, Julia Porter Blue, Ella Pearl Porter Ramsey, Carrie Porter Williams, Lucille Porter Swan, and Mary Evelyn Porter Sales. He was educated in the public school system of Marion County. Accepting Jesus Christ as his personal Savior, he joined the band of Christian believers at the Mount Olive Baptist Church where he supported every facet of the church ministries. By trade and knowledge he was an avid farmer and truck driver.
Harrison Porter, Jr. was blessed with a loving and beautiful wife, the late Ida Mae Sales Porter. They were blessed with seven children, Calvin, Mae, Ann, Doris, Bobby, Harrison, III, and Debra. Two sons, Harrison, III and Bobby Porter, preceded him in death.
A big man with a big smile, a man with outstanding character with a winning personality, a man filled with knowledge and wisdom, but most of all a man of God filled with agape love for his family and friends. The light from his legacy will be a guild for us forever.
His legacy light will forever shine in his children, his children’s children…
Survivors are his five children and their spouses, Calvin (Thelma) Swan, Newark, New Jersey, Mae Swan, Brooklyn, New York, Ann (Anthony) Porter Germany, Stone Mountain, Georgia, Doris (Willie) Porter Caldwell, Decatur, Georgia, Debra Porter Graham, Buena Vista, Georgia; two daughters-in-law, Linda Porter, Cuthbert, Georgia and Gail Porter Lawrence, Centerville, Georgia; eleven grandchildren, of which he reared, Gregory Antonio Germany and DeWayne Nathaniel Harris; eighteen great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren; five siblings and their spouses, Alma Porter (Moses) Ross, Louise Tennyson, Jimmy (Ella Mae) Porter, Irene (Milton) Minter all of Buena Vista, Georgia and Nancy Porter, Jacksonville, Florida; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Billy Sales, Buena Vista, Georgia, Mary Hanberry, Brooklyn, New York, Polly (Neverlin) Finley, Miami, Florida, and Peggy (Larry) Franklin Sr., Plains, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends including a devoted friend, Edna Baker Champion, Buena Vista, Georgia