William Allen Porter, age 81 passed away Saturday evening, October 25, 2014 at the Brown County Health & Living Community in Nashville. He was a life-long resident of Brown County.
Allen was born in Brown County on May 28, 1933 to his parents, the late Ray A. and Mary C. (Derringer) Porter. He was a 1951 graduate of Helmsburg High School and went on to serve as a Corporal with the Company D 25th Armored Infantry Division of the United States Army. Allen married his high school sweetheart, Doris (Albright) Porter on September 19, 1954 in Spearsville. Doris preceded him in death on July 9, 2013 after 58 loving years of marriage.
Allen retired in 1980 as a Freight Checker with the Teamsters Union Local 135 after 29 years of service. After a couple years of retirement, he went back to work serving as a Bailiff for the Brown County Circuit Court System, retiring in 1998 after 16 years of service. During his lifetime, Allen also farmed, raised hogs, cattle and hauled gravel.
Allen loved being involved in his local community and held many offices and positions. He served on the Democratic Precinct Committee for thirty years, was a Township Trustee for eight years, Township Advisor Board for four years, and was a forty-seven year member of Farm Bureau. He was a member of the Neighborhood Church of God in Brown County. Allen enjoyed traveling with his wife and going out to eat.
Allen is survived by his children: Nancy (Gary) Manning of Brown County, Donna (Richard) Lucal of Cincinnati, OH, Betty (Jim) Coop of Indianapolis and Kenneth Porter of Brown County. He will be remembered by his siblings: Lois Marie Sanders of Brown County, Thelma Mae Arvin & Audrey Anna Beasley both of Indianapolis; seven grandchildren and one great granddaughter.
Allen was preceded in death by a brother: James E. Porter.
The Rev. John Parsley will conduct a funeral service at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday at Meredith – Clark Funeral Home Cremation & Personalization Center, 179 E. Mulberry Street in Morgantown. Friends may call from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be at the Spearsville Wesleyan Church Cemetery in Brown County with military rites presented by the Brown County Honor Guard.
Memorial contributions may be sent in honor of Allen to the American Heart Association, 6100 W. 96th St. Suite 200, Indianapolis, IN 46278.
Expressions of caring and kindness may be sent to the Porter family at www.meredith-clark.com.