Porter M. Kellems

November 2, 1931September 26, 2020

Porter Kellems, 88, of North Lauderdale, FL, formerly of Dale, IN, passed away on September 26, 2020. He was born on November 2, 1931 in Cannelton, IN to Andy and Amanda Kellems. Porter served in the US Army and was later a member of the American Legion. He worked for the telephone company and retired in 1994. He attended Lily Dale Church of Christ. Porter’s real loves were being outside, creating masterpieces with woodworking, and spending time with his family and friends. Porter has joined his beloved wife, Lois Kellems, his parents, and siblings, Louie, LeRoy, Dewey, and Lois in Heaven. While Heaven may be rejoicing, those left behind to cherish his memory are his daughter, Kathy Kellems of N. Lauderdale, FL; granddaughters, Samantha Kitson of Coral Springs, FL and Elizabeth Kitson-Parkins of N. Lauderdale, FL; and great-grandchildren Keira Kitson and Jax Parkins. A service for family will be held at a later date in Indiana. Please honor Porter’s memory with a contribution to a Veterans’ Charity or the American Legion. Condolences and memories may be offered at


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