Walter PorterNovember 11, 1926 ~ August 9, 2017 (age 90)
Walter Porter, age 90, and lifelong resident of Forsyth County, passed away Wednesday, August 9, 2017. Walter was a member of Salem Baptist Church and had served as a deacon for 63 years. He had farmed in Forsyth County for his entire life and was an avid baseball player and fan. Walter was preceded in death by his parents, Felton and Aline Porter; brothers, Mark, Paul and Homer Porter; sisters, Bessie and Ruby Porter; son-in-law, Cleburn Knight.
Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Vera Porter of Gainesville; children, Joyce Knight of Gainesville, Wesley and Judy Porter of Gainesville; grandchildren, Craig (Tammie) Knight, Jason (Paige) Knight, Micah (Stephanie) Porter, Briana (Joey) Vaughan; 8 great grandchildren; and a number of other relatives also survive.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, August 12th at 2:00 pm at Salem Baptist Church with Rev. Donnie Nix officiating. Interment will follow in Salem Baptist Church Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Ingram Funeral Home on Friday from 11:00 am until 9:00 pm and Saturday from 10:00 am until hour of the service.
In lieu flowers, donations may be made to Salem Baptist Church Building Fund, 6455 Westbrook Road, Gainesville, Georgia 30506.
Ingram Funeral Home & Crematory, Cumming, Georgia is in charge of arrangements.