News From Terre Haute, Indiana

November 7, 2013

Virgil E. Porter Sr.

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TERRE HAUTE — Virgil E. Porter Sr., 90, of West Terre Haute, passed away at 8:40 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2013, at Kindred Transitional Care and Rehabilitation Southwood in Terre Haute. He was the co-owner and operator of V. Porter and Son Raymond Porter Auto Sales in Terre Haute for 60 years. He was born Aug., 11, 1923, in West Terre Haute, to Frank Porter and Lena Stacken Porter.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Wanda Alkire Porter; four sons, Raymond Porter and his wife Geraldine, Virgil E. “Bub” Porter Jr. and his wife Cindy, Frank Porter and his wife Madonna, and Terry Porter and his wife Mary Jo, all of West Terre Haute; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Jane Ann Porter; a grandson, Raymond Lee Porter Jr.; a brother, Frank Porter; and four sisters, Pansy Whitaker, Anna Beck, Elizabeth Norris, and Frances Downey.

Funeral services for Virgil will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, in Fitzpatrick Funeral Home, 220 N. Third St., in West Terre Haute, with the Rev. Dennis Leek officiating. Burial will be in Bethesda Memorial Park. Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and prior to services Saturday.