Phyllis Garnet Porter

April 28, 1927November 1, 2018

PORTER, Phyllis Garnet, age 91 of Dayton, OH passed away Thursday, November 1, 2018. She retired from the Daytronic Corp. after 45 years of service and was a member of Faith Lutheran Church. Phyllis was preceded in death by her husband of 68 years, Virgil Porter. She is survived by 2 sons, Gary (Mary) Porter of Dayton, OH & Steve Porter of Costa Mesa, CA; 4 grandchildren, Casey Byrne, Zach Bulman, Kristin Skinner, and Adrienne Eldrige; and 10 great grandchildren. The family will receive friends at the TOBIAS FUNERAL HOME-FAR HILLS CHAPEL, 5471 Far Hills Ave. Dayton, OH 45429, Monday November 5, 2018 from 6 to 8 pm. Funeral service 10:30 am Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at the funeral Home. Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Hospice of the Miami Valley, 46 North Detroit St. Suite B Xenia, OH 45385. Online condolences may be sent to


  • Visitation Monday, November 5, 2018
  • Funeral Service Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Phyllis Garnet Porter

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Debra James

November 3, 2018

Over the past year, I have come to know Phyllis through my mother, Jo McD. They were roomies that became fast friends and who looked out for each other. I'll never forget walking into their room one day and seeing their beautiful heads huddled together over a puzzling task they were determined to solve. Phyllis was so respectful, and such a lovely lady. I am so thankful for the time my mother had with her, and the comfort it brought me knowing momma had such a special and dear friend. I know mother misses her so very much already. God Bless.

Tj Smith

November 2, 2018

I am saddened and feel broken. My Aunt Phyllis was an amazing woman. She gave freely and unselfishly. Her and my Uncle Virg tirelessly helped my parents build a baseball park which still stands today. She had a contagious laugh that was like no other. Never once did I hear her complain about anything or anyone. Aunt Phyllis was a lady filled with faith and goodness. She always gave of herself, as a wife, mother and aunt and Grandmother. She was my pillar of strength when my mother, her sister passed. I am blessed to have had her in my life, and I will never forget her. Rest peacefully with your husband and family Aunt Phyllis. I love you, you will be forever missed.