Obituary for William Allen Porter

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William Allen Porter

May 28, 1933 - October 25, 2014

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

Information: 812-597-4670


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Born: May 28, 1933
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Doug Van Winkle posted on 1/1/00

Rhonda, Courtney and I are saddened by the loss of Allen. I enjoyed many years working ans socializing with Allen when we both worked for the Brown Circuit Court. He will be remembered always and sadly missed.


Bruce Tuxhorn posted on 1/1/00

We are very sorry o hear of your loss. I always enjoyed talking to your Father and saw his love for your Mother. I am sure that he is with his Heavenly Family and wishes that his family continue to be Blessings to the World.


Cindy Smith posted on 1/1/00

I graduated high school with Kenny and have seen him periodically since. On a few of those occasions I was fortunate to meet and talk with Allen as well. I was not as fortunate with Doris and never met her. The Porter family is a wonderful family and I wanted all of you to know my heart goes out to you in this very sad time. Knowing that your dad is now with your mom must be of some comfort, but I know they are both going to be greatly many. I will be keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourself, Kenny. Sincerely, Cindy


Ann Porter Haupert posted on 1/1/00

May God's comfort and peace be with all of you. Allen was always a kind man and a joy to talk to. His love for his family poured out in every conversation. I will miss talking to him and will keep all of you in my prayers. Ann


Bob Gredy posted on 1/1/00

We feel for your loss in knowing the family. He was a wonderful man who was kind to everyone he met, a good person to know. Our thoughts are with you and your family during these difficult times. If we can be of any help please let us know. May you have comfort knowing your Father is resting with the Lord. ~Bob and Family