John C. Porter Jr., 69, of Bellefontaine, Ohio passed away at 6:16 a.m. Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at his residence.
He was born in Bellefontaine May 1, 1952, a son of the late John C. "Jack" Porter and Lois (Smith) Porter Stapleton. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by three sisters and two brothers-in-law, Sue and Phil Ball, Connie Napier, Lois "Toots" Munz and Tom Sheeley.
On May 28, 1982, he married the former Sandra "Sandy" (Robison) Porter and she survives in Bellefontaine. He is also survived by children: John (Brandi) Porter III of Bellefontaine, Chad (Wendie) Porter of Bellefontaine, Shala Vickery of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Erin Ratleff of Bellefontaine and Josh (Brittanny) Porter of Bellefontaine; seventeen grandchildren: Stefan, Paige, Alexis, Austin, Ella, Nix, Kameron, Hunter, Casey (Haley), Madison (Kaegan), Brianna, Garret, Tyler, Xavier, Ahriya, Josalyn and Sophia; his siblings: Dianna Sheeley of Bellefontaine, Patti (Tommy) Wipf of Silverton, Colorado, Beverly Butterfield of Huntsville, Ohio, Kim (Don) Murtha of Irving, Texas, Karen (Bob) Davis of Lakeview, Ohio and Arthur "Bud" (Heather) Stapleton of Urbana, Ohio; two brothers-in-law, J.D. Napier and Wally Munz both of Bellefontaine; numerous nieces and nephews and his best friend, Jerry Hobart.
John worked as a truck driver for much of his career. He enjoyed NASCAR, camping, Ohio State Buckeye football and watching old Westerns on TV.
Phil Ball, his nephew, will officiate the funeral service Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service from 5 to 7pm. The service will be live streamed via Facebook Live thru the funeral home’s Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/daringsanford
Burial will be at a later date at the Huntsville Cemetery in Huntsville, Ohio.
The staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Bellefontaine is honored to serve the Porter family.
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