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Orris "Bill" Porter  WWII


September 13, 1923 - November 17, 2006

COLDWATER--Orris "Bill" Porter, 83, of Quincy, died Friday November 17, 2006 at the Community Health Center of Branch County.


He was born in Brown City, Michigan on September 13, 1923, the son of Earlin and Sylvia (Sutton) Porter. He married Sylvia Vollick in 1947 in Hubbard Lake, Mich. Mr. Porter was a Pastor; teacher and farmer. He received a B.A. Degree in education from Bob Jones

University in Greenville, South Carolina where he also received a ministerial degree. He received a M.A. in education from Michigan State University where he was the first class of masters program for Vocational Education.


He was a Captain for the Civil Air Patrol for many years. He first came to Jonesville, Mich. in 1954 to do a church plant. Mr. Porter began the Lake LeAnn

Baptist Church (Grace Baptist) in Somerset Center and also Bible Baptist Church in North Adams, Mich. In later years he was a member of Today's Church in Qunicy, Mich.


He served in the U.S. Army during WW II in France, Belgium and Germany in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a mechanic and bridge builder during the time he served.


Bill was preceded in death by his wife Sylvia on February 16, 1999, 2 sons, Marvin Lee Porter and Robert William Porter and both brothers, Avon and Melvin Porter.


He is survived by sons, James, Denise Porter of Paw Paw, Michigan, Mark Porter of Quincy, Mich., Karen (Terry) Milligan of Menasha, Wisconsin, Vera (Donald) Tanier of Rapid City, S.D., Grandchildren: Aaron J. Haun, Lee William Porter, Kyle Bryce Tanier, Jenifer K. Porter, Rachel E. Porter, Danielle Porter; also grandchildren: Cindy, Robby and Chrissy Porter; great grandchildren: Michael A. Haun, Marybeth Haun and Miyah Nicole Haun.


Visitation will be held on Tuesday November 21 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. at the Dutcher Funeral Home in Coldwater, MI.

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