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April 7, 2014

Phil K. Porter

TERRE HAUTE — Phil K. Porter, 71, of Terre Haute, and formerly of Cayuga, passed away at 10:25 a.m. EDT Saturday, April 5, 2014 at his residence. He was born July 18, 1942, in Clinton, the son of the late James W. Porter and Dorothy L. Grubbs Porter. He married Linda L. Norman on Nov. 7, 1961 in Newport, and she survives.

Other survivors include his three sons, Keith (Charity) Porter of Terre Haute, Brian (Tabatha) Porter of St. Petersburg, Fla., and Darin (Laura) Porter of Clarks Hill, Ind.; four grandchildren, Marshall and Autumn of Terre Haute, and Tyler and Bekah of Lafayette; one sister, Diane (James) Wittenauer of Fort Myers, Fla.; and several nieces and nephews.

Phil retired in 2005 from Farm Bureau Insurance in Lafayette. He proudly served his country during the Vietnam War with the United States Air Force. Phil was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and American Legion Post 104, both in Terre Haute. He was a 1960 graduate of Cayuga High School. Phil enjoyed all sports and traveling. He especially enjoyed coaching his three sons’` baseball teams. Phil was a loving husband, father, and special friend to many. He will be greatly missed.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. EDT Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at DeVerter Funeral Home in Cayuga, with Deacon Mike officiating. Burial is at Thomas Cemetery in Newport, with military honors by Terre Haute American Legion Post 104. Visitation will 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, 2014, with a Rosary service immediately following. Contributions may be made to the Hospice VNA of the Wabash Valley, 400 8th Avenue, Terre Haute, IN 47804. Condolences may be made at:

www.deverterfuneralhome.com.

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