October 6, 1946 - November 17, 2020
LCpl. Bob Porter concluded his final tour of duty with us on November 17, 2020. Born “Robert Preston Porter” on October 6, 1946 in Charlotte, Mich. to the late Lawrence “Buster” and Hilda Jackson Porter, Bob spent his formative years throughout the mid-Michigan area – in Sunfield, Eaton Rapids and Charlotte. He graduated from Charlotte High School in 1965. By the time he was 21, he’d already enlisted in the Marines and was fighting on the ground in Vietnam from Da Nang to the DMZ. His service with the U.S. Marines during that time confirmed his commitment to his country and allowed him to establish lifelong friendships around the world. He forged, maintained, and strengthened relationships through his involvement with the Marine Corps League, Kiwanis Service Organization and the business he operated for four decades – Lansing’s Insty-Prints West on Saginaw Highway. Bob was the consummate friend… loyal, honorable, forgiving and faithful, but firm and resolute. He seldom asked for much, yet willingly gave when asked. He knew the meaning of friendship and the value of a person’s word. His gruff, chiseled exterior and graveled voice were offset by his love for his family that included siblings, step-children and grandkids. He epitomized the Marine Corps Motto… Semper Fidelis (Always Faithful). Bob is survived by two sisters, Judy (Ed) Brooks of Colorado Springs, CO and Susan Heisley of New Albany, IN; brother, James (Amy) Porter; step-children, Julie Poe, Michelle (Kevin) Schroll and Michael (Hope) Poe; aunt, Hope (Fred) Hart of Sunfield; two grandkids; and multiple nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Don and Jim “Pete” Porter; sister, Janet Porter; and his wife, Rachel Poe Porter. Visitation is Friday, November 20 from 5-8:00 PM at Pray Funeral Home in Charlotte. Mask, group capacity (no more than 25 people at a time) and social distancing guidelines will be observed. Please be considerate of others during this time. Funeral Services are Saturday, November 21, at 11 AM at the funeral home with Laura Cooper as celebrant. Interment will take place at Maple Hill Cemetery in Charlotte. The funeral will be webcast so you may watch it from any computer, smartphone, or mobile device that has internet access. Go to www.prayfuneral.com, click on Robert’s tribute, then click on Photos and Videos from your computer (or Media from your smart phone). In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care or Siren-Eaton Shelter. Memories and moments can be shared on Bob’s Tribute Page at www.PrayFuneral.com. The family is in the care of Pray Funeral Home, Charlotte.
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