Kelly Lee Porter, 65, of Redman, died Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, at Samaritan Hospital in Macon.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 20, 2010, at Elliott Funeral Home in Atlanta, with Rev. Denzil Thomas officiating. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery in Redman. Memorials are suggested to American Heart Association, Mt. Zion United Methodist Church or Mt. Zion Cemetery.
Born Dec. 13, 1944, in Macon, he was the son of the late John Al and Imo Gene (Thompson) Porter. On Aug. 31, 1969, he married Ronda (Keller) Porter, who survives of the home. He was a graduate of Macon High School and attended college at University of Missouri and Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville. He served in the 175th Missouri National Guard military police for six years and on the Atlanta school board for 18 years. For the past 10 years he was employed at Accutherm in Monroe City. He was a member of Mt. Zion United Methodist Church for many years. He was a lifelong Macon County resident and was engaged in farming.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three daughters, Julie Flanagan and husband, Chris, of Canton, Laurie Porter of St. Louis and Shelly Blankenship and husband, Derrick, of Festus; five grandchildren, Dana, Kennedy and Abigail Flanagan, and Jess and Brooke Blankenship; two brothers, Larry Porter and wife, Jo Carol, of Lee's Summit and Ronnie Porter and wife, Mary Lou, of Marshall; an aunt and uncle; and nieces and nephews.
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