February 11, 2022

Born in: Anderson, IN
Resided in: Anderson, IN

Robert G Porter

May 05, 1946 – February 11, 2022

Robert (Bob) Porter passed away February 11, 2022 when his larger-than-life heart gave out.

 

Bob, or Robby Bobby Boo as he is known to some, was born May 05, 1946 to the late Leon and Lavern Porter. He graduated from Anderson High School and then went on to serv his country in the United States Army. Eventually returning to the to the states, from Vietnam, he met and married the love of his life. He worked many years as a supervisor for General Motors in Anderson, as well as Meridian, MS.

 

While serving in the Army Bob was wounded in combat. He received the National Defense Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Bronze Star Medal with V Device & 1 Leaf Cluster, as well as a Purple Heart.

 

Bob married his Queen, as he affectionately called her, on July 25, 1970. They created a beautiful life together with their two children. He provided for his family and was always there for them, including his grandchildren, brothers, sisters, nieces and nephews. Bob was very involved with both his children. He could always be counted on to coach their sports, play games and simply be always present and available. He became their go to and biggest supporter. Later in life, Bob and Nancy enjoyed trotting the globe as part of the Coca Cola collectors club. They also took many other pleasure trips, with several of those including their children and grandchildren. He loved nothing more than his family and has left a huge hole in their heart.

 

Bob is survived by his soul mate and loving wife of almost 52 years, Nancy (Ogle) Porter. His son David (Michelle) Dotson; Daughter Brandi (Troy) Pace; Grandchildren Damon (Rebecca) Dotson, Kayleigh (Cameron) Pace, Zack Dotson, Madison (Kaleb) Price; Brother In Law Mike Ogle, his Diva puppy Chloe, several nieces, nephews and cousins, as well as many special friends including Jerry Elijah and Army buddy Chuck Lindell.

 

He was proceeded in death by his parents; Brothers Leon Porter, Ronnie Porter and Tim Steve’s; Sisters Debbie Porter and Monica Lawler and his very special friend David Dotson.

A visitation will be held on Friday February 18, 2022 from 1-3pm with a funeral service beginning at 3pm at Legacy Cremation and Funeral Service – Anderson. Burial will take place at Anderson Memorial Park Cemetery. A pitch-in dinner will be held after the burial at LovEvents on Broadway St. in Anderson.

Services

Visitation: February 18, 2022 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016


Funeral Service: February 18, 2022 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Legacy - Anderson
504 W. Ninth St.
Anderson, IN 46016


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  1. May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will be here to walk beside you in your journey of grief.

    Eddie Beagles and the staff of Legacy Cremation & Funeral Services

  2. This man was a Godsend to my mother, his sister, Debbie Porter. He was always there for her and each of his siblings. He was and is the KING of his wife’s life, Nancy. He was the rock of the Porter family and he is the last in the family bloodline. I have many fond memories including his humor as you could always count on a laugh. He will forever be missed and I have always looked at him with pride from the man who fought for his country and his family. Love you always.

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