William Thomas Porterfield
April 19, 1939 – August 6, 2018
William Thomas Porterfield (Bill) 79 passed away on August 6, 2018. Bill was born on April 19, 1939 in Mt. Pleasant Community Nashville, Arkansas. He began his trucking career after graduation from high school in 1957 and retired 2004; he spent 29 1/2 years at Humboldt Express and retired from Volunteer Express. He was an active member of many committees such as, Southern Motor Carriers Rate Conference; Tennessee Intrastate Committee, served eight years as chairman; National Motor Freight Classification Committee; Sam Davis Masonic Lodge #661, Life Member York rite association of Middle TN, Jere Baxter Royal Arch Mason Chapter 117, Cryptic Masons Nashville Council # 1, Knights Templar Commandery #1, (Life Sponsor Certificate). Bill enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, Dixie Flyers Hockey, and Vanderbilt basketball games. Bill was an active member of the Giles Creek Baptist Church in Smyrna, TN. Bill is preceded in death by his grandparents, Willie Watt and Luellen McHughes Porterfield and Jessie Edward and Florene Scott Power, Parents, William Clifton and Ima Faye Power Porterfield, step-father, Dan Jones, brothers; Rufus Wayne (Dianne) Porterfield, John Clifton Porterfield, John Phillip (Debbie/Cheryl) Porterfield, step -sister, Virginia Jones Little and brother-in-law James Glover. He is survived by, his wife of 57 years, Betty Morton; foster daughter, Kathy (David) Birdsong; sisters; Elizabeth Sue Glover, Nancy Ann (Doug Cooper/ Billy Burleson), and step- sister, Dannie Jones (Elton Weeks). In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
- In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice.
- Gathering of Family and Friends Wednesday, August 8, 2018
- Gaithering of Family and Friends Thursday, August 9, 2018
- Celebration of Life Service Thursday, August 9, 2018
William Thomas Porterfield
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November 28, 2018
I had the privilege of working with Bill at Volunteer Express in year 2000 through 2002. I enjoyed his sense of humor and learned from him a huge amount about the trucking industry pricing and traffic functions. His extensive knowledge in this area was probably unequaled in the industry in Nashville during 1980’s thru to his retirement.
The family photos allowed me to see Bill in his younger years. I am so glad these were included. It really made this special.
Will not forget Bill, my friend and mentor.
MARION (BOB) BROWN
August 9, 2018
So very sorry to hear about Bill. Worked with Bill @ Humboldt Express for several years. He was a good man & friend & helped me in many ways. Prayers for Betty & family
August 7, 2018
I will always remember Bill with his funny laugh and quick wit. He was always very kind to me and always interested in what was going on in my life. I will miss Bill, his ability to joke, to make me fell good about myself, and others as well as his kindness. I hate I am out of town and will not be able to be there to celebrate his life with our friends and his family.