OBITUARY

David Earl Porter

February 6, 1944January 8, 2019
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David Earl Porter, Sr., 74, of Ooltewah, TN passed away Tuesday, January 8, 2019. As a believer in Christ, we are comforted as we know he has taken his last ride to be with our Heavenly Father. David was born February 6, 1944 in Leavenworth, KS. After the family moved to Hutchinson, KS, David performed with the Chorale Ensemble at Hutchinson High School. He met his wife of 54 years, Carolyn, while in Hutch. He served in the U.S. Navy with the “SeaBees” in Vietnam. Together, David and Carolyn had 4 children. David was a 30 year partner / CEO of HBG Enterprises in Chattanooga. He was a founding member of CSME and life member of TVRM. David was preceded in death by his parents, Earl and Mildred Porter, brothers Richard and Larry Porter. He leaves his wife Carolyn (Lord), children Charlene (Charlie) Patton, Cara (John) Woodall, David, Jr., and Christine Clay. Grandchildren Nicholas Porter, Sara (David) King, Michael Patton, Caleb and Joshua Woodall, Kelsey and Alex Porter, Hope and Hailey Clay. Sisters- in-law Lois Porter, Shirley Porter, Marge Gilley, Sheryl Lord, brother-in- law Harold Gilley, plus numerous cousins, nieces and nephews, friends and colleagues. The family will receive friends Sunday from 4-7 p.m. and Monday 1200-1:00 p.m. with funeral service immediately following at the Valley View Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory & Florist, 7414 Old Lee Hwy, Chattanooga, TN. Burial will be at the National Cemetery.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Charles Patton, Active Pallbearer
  • John Woodall, Active Pallbearer
  • Nicholas Porter, Active Pallbearer
  • Alex Porter, Active Pallbearer
  • Caleb Woodall, Active Pallbearer
  • Sam Porter, Active Pallbearer
  • Joshua Woodall, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Michael Patton, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Harry Gilley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Ben Gilley, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Lee Lowry, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Kert Williams, Honorary Pallbearer

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, January 13, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2019
REMEMBERING

David Earl Porter

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Paul Porter

January 12, 2019

I really enjoyed looking at the pictures. David was a great man and will be missed by many.

G Miller

January 11, 2019

Sitting by the fire listening to the steam engines roll by...
Thanks for sharing your knowledge...
I'll miss your stories of how life once was and say a prayer each time I crank up my D&H.

Thanks ,
G/ Lloyd

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