Henry "Cliff" Clifton Porter III

22 février 19637 septembre 2021
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Psalms 147:3 – He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Born Feb. 22, 1963 in Mobile, AL., lost his battle with COVID on Sept. 7, 2021 in Mobile, AL, at the age of 58.

Cliff and his partner Terry Barker owned and operated Depono Salon located at 2401 Old Shell Rd. Prior to the salon being called Depono, it was Attitudes & Co. Cliff attended Chickasaw Academy and graduated from Vigor High School in 1982. Cliff loved people and people loved Cliff. He always had a big grin and an infectious laugh that will forevermore be missed. Cliff, along with his partner Terry and their friend Guy Strong built a beautiful greenhouse and garden as Cliff was a passionate and successful gardener. We are at peace knowing that Cliff is tending the most beautiful gardens Heaven has to offer.

Cliff was preceded in death by his parents: Henry C. (Cliff) and Priscilla (Polly) Porter, his sister, Anna Porter Perkins, his nephew, Michael Perkins and his mother-in-law, Linda Barker. He is survived by his partner and soul mate, Terry L. Barker, his sister, Priscilla Porter (Bob) Moody, his sister, Linda Porter (Tony) Breeden, his sister, Toni Porter Reeves Sanderson, his father-in-law, Phillip Barker, his brother-in-law, Steven Barker, his sister-in-law, Anita Barker and a special friend, Guy Strong. He is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and a host of friends. Our hearts are forever broken. He was taken way too soon. We will see you in the morning.

The family will receive friends at Radney Funeral Home, 1200 Industrial Pkwy., Saraland, AL on Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 2:00 PM until 4:00 PM.

Please note: there will be a Celebration of Life for Cliff on February 20, 2022 at Crown Hall, 853 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL starting at 11:00 AM.


  • Terry L. Barker, Partner and Soul Mate
  • Priscilla Porter Moody (Bob), Sister
  • Linda Porter Breeden (Tony), Sister
  • Toni Porter Reeves Sanderson, Sister
  • Phillip Barker, Father-In-Law
  • Steven Barker, Brother-In-Law
  • Anita Barker, Sister-In-Law
  • Guy Strong, Special Friend


  • Memorial Gathering

    dimanche, 26 septembre , 2021


Henry "Cliff" Clifton Porter III


Jamie Davidson

27 septembre , 2021

I will always have fond memories of my haircuts with Cliff while we visited with Terry and his clients. It has been the highlight of my day each time for 9-1/2 years. Sorry I did not see the obituary posting until today or I would have been there yesterday. Peace to Terry and the rest of Cliff’s family and friends.

Priscilla Moody

26 septembre , 2021

I love and miss you my baby brother

Sandy Gantt

25 septembre , 2021

This hurts my heart. Cliff was one of the good guys. I enjoyed his company so much. He always brought a smile to my face and made me laugh. He was truly a ray of sunshine! My prayers and thoughts are with you Terry, Cliff's family and Guy. I will miss him.

Sabrina Bessette

24 septembre , 2021

Love. Love. Love.

Ambe Jordan

20 septembre , 2021

Oh, my heart is broken into a million pieces. Cliff made this world a much better place with his kindness, laughter, friendship, love and all of his many talents. I cherish all the memories I have with him. From Costa Rica, child birth, birthdays, holidays and helping me thru many of my crises. He was always there, no matter what was going on in his life. I too feel honored to have been blessed with him and Terry in mine and my sons life. You will NEVER be forgotten. My prayers and love are with Terry and Cliff 's family and Guy. We will see him again!

Kelly Dickson

20 septembre , 2021

I’m so sorry and hurt deeply for the family. I’ve met Cliff several times and he’s done my hair on occasion. He was such a warm and kind person. This has been such a hard year for the family and my heart breaks for them. Please know that my prayers for comfort and peace will continue without end !

Stephanie Williford

17 septembre , 2021

I was shocked and saddened to hear about Clif. Words cannot express the sorrow I’m feeling. I always enjoyed talking and laughing w the both of you. Oh, that laugh! I’ll never forget it. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.



14 septembre , 2021

I was so saddened and shocked to hear about Cliff's passing. When I Moved back to Mobile 13 years ago I was introduced to Cliff and Terry's salon and never looked back. I loved the conversation, laughter and friendship I felt when I was in Dupono. I always loved Cliff's great hugs when I left. I will miss him .
Terry , I'm so sad and praying for you and Cliff's family.

Sande Slay

14 septembre , 2021

Words cannot express the shock and grief of Cliff's passing. If I had known the last time I saw him that it would be the last, I would have hugged him tighter and a little longer. He was so much more than my hairdresser for 30 years . He was an amazing friend. My heart breaks for Terry and Cliff's family. Prayers for everyone.

Tiffany Norton

10 septembre , 2021

Cliff had only been my hair stylist for about 3 years, but I feel like I’ve known him much longer. Not only was he superbly talented at his craft, he was just a genuinely nice person. I am a fairly strong introvert, but I don’t think the conversation ever stopped flowing while Cliff was styling my hair! He had the ability to bring out the best in people. It was always a pleasure to see him in the salon. I can still hear his voice and his laugh…it just made you feel good inside. To Terry and to Cliff’s family, you will be in my prayers for strength and comfort in your loss.