OBITUARY

Paul Dean Portwood

May 1, 1938February 6, 2012

Paul Portwood, 73, passed away peacefully at his home in West College Corner, Indiana on Monday, February 6, 2012.

He was born in Oxford, Ohio on May 1, 1938 to Dunlap and Alene Richardson Portwood. On November 7, 1970, Paul married his wife of more than forty years, the former Carolyn White. He worked for Capitol Drycleaners from 1957 until his recent retirement in 2011. Paul’s hobbies included restoring antique motorcycles, woodworking, and spending time with his grandchildren. He will be remembered for a great love of his family, strong work ethic, ingenuity, generosity, and the ability to fix anything.

Paul is survived by: his wife, Carolyn; his children and their spouses: Pam Portwood, of College Corner; Paul Dean and Lisa Albright Portwood, of Oxford; Deana and Dave Reeder, of West College Corner, Indiana; a step-son: Jim Van Winkle, of Amelia Island, Florida; three grandchildren: David, Jamie, Madi Reeder; siblings: Ron Portwood, of West College Corner, Indiana; Linda Rudy and her husband, Ken, of Marion; several nieces and nephews; many dear friends.

He is preceded in death by: his parents; an infant son; siblings: Billy Ray Portwood; Cheryl Jean Everett.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 10, 2012, at Showalter Blackwell Long Funeral Home, Baker Chapel, College Corner, with Britt Hensley of the Trinity Holiness Church officiating. Friends may visit at the funeral home on Thursday from 5 until 8 p.m., where memorial donations may be made to the West College Corner Volunteer Fire Department or the Cafeteria Fund in care of the Cafeteria at College Corner Union School. For additional information and to sign the online guest book, visit www.ShowalterBlackwellLong.com.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, February 9, 2012
  • Funeral Service Friday, February 10, 2012
REMEMBERING

Paul Dean Portwood

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Edna copley

February 10, 2012

Pam we are thinking of you and your family at this difficult time.Sharing in this sorrow. Edna Copley

Iris DeLoach Johnson

February 10, 2012

May time heal your wounded spirit and the peace that surpasseth all understanding soothe your soul. I am so sorry for your loss.

Violet (Thackrey) Sears

February 9, 2012

The world has lost a wonderful man. I am glad to have known him, such a upstanding, gentle man who not only impressed, but inspired me. I am better for having known him. My prayers and love go out to all of Paul's surviving family. May God be with you in this time of great sadness and guide you through your mourning. I am truly sorry.

February 9, 2012

Carolyn and Family,
Was sorry to hear of Paul's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.
Ladonna Dickerson Tucker

Ladonna Tucker

February 9, 2012

Carolyn and Family,
Was sorry to hear of Paul's passing. You and your family are in my prayers.
Ladonna Dickerson Tucker

Linda Bruns

February 9, 2012

Carolyn, My deepest sympathy to you and your family at this time of sorrow. Paul is in God's care now and what better care could we ever ask for him. Now I pray for your comfort in the days ahead. God bless you all and keep you in His care.

Lynda (Thackrey) Lingg

February 8, 2012

I am deeply saddened by the news of Paul's passing. He was always so nice. Carolyn, Jimmy, Paul, Pam and Deana...my thoughts and prayers are with you.

Diane Austin

February 8, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear this Aunt Carolyn my prayers are sent to you & family. I love you!

Kay Alexander

February 8, 2012

I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr.Portwood. He was a good, hard working man. He will be deeply missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family in this time of sorrow. God Bless You all.

Jimmy Johnson

February 8, 2012

Paul was such a wonderful person to us not only as children growing up, but as adults later in our lives. Carolyn you and your family will be in our prayers. Rest in peace Paul and thanks for being one of the greatest gentleman in College Corner.