James Porter

James Walter Porter

October 10, 1960 - May 7, 2021
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James Walter Porter, 60, of Lawndale, passed away on Friday, May 7, 2021 at his home.

Born in Montana on October 10, 1960, he was the son of the late Donald Jerry Porter and Betty Iler Porter. He was retired from the US Army as a Sergeant First Class in the Military Police. Following his service he worked in the security field. James was a member of Lawndale Missionary Methodist Church and loved to be out doors deer hunting and fishing.

In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a brother, Donnie Porter.

He is survived by his wife Gwendolyn Moore Porter; son, James Porter and wife, Jessica of Nashville, TN; daughter, Tiffany McKee and husband, Brett of Iowa, Louisiana; stepson, Christopher Robbins of Forest City; stepdaughter, Jennifer Wilkins and husband Ron of Forest City; bother, Robbie Porter and wife Tonya of Cherryville; sister, Tonya P. Willis of Cherryville; mother-in-law, Mildred "Granny" Moore of Shelby; a friend who became family, Beth Weatherford of Polkville; former stepson-in-law, Billy Fields; and five grandchildren, Landon McKee, Karlee McKee, Landen Fields, Peyton Fields, Camron Robbins.

The family will receive friends immediately following the funeral service.

The funeral service will be held on Wednesday at 6:00 pm at Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Ron Wilkins officiating.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Inc., Fallston, NC.
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  • Visitation

    May 12, 2021 |
    May 12, 2021
    Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home
    846 E. Stagecoach Trail
    Fallston, NC 28042
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    Immediately following the service.
  • Funeral Service

    May 12, 2021 | 6:00pm
    May 12, 2021 6:00pm
    Stamey-Tysinger Funeral Home Chapel
    846 East Stagecoach Trail
    Fallston, NC 28042
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


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Melea Maltba

Posted at 09:46am
James worked security at the hospital in the ER and I always felt safer with him here. He was easy to talk to and a great guy. I will truly miss him. RIP friend.

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Posted at 08:16am
We love you very much!!! Rob Porter Family - Tonya Willis - Matt Willis Family - Macie Deaton Family.
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William Hertz

Posted at 01:05pm
You were a good friend and co-worker. Rest in peace, you will be greatly missed!
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