Ron Porter age 83 of Colchester, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021, at McDonough District Hospital, Macomb. He was born May 28, 1938, in Colchester, to Ted and Ruth Haskins Porter. He was united in marriage December 29, 1956 in Palmyra, MO. to Norma Frakes.
Surviving to mourn his passing are his wife of 65 years Norma Porter. 2 sons: R L (Deanna) Porter, Colchester, Tom (Sheri) Porter, Colchester, 2 daughters: Rhonda (David) Curtis, Medina, Tennessee, Diann (Tim) Steele, Sedalia, MO., 11 grandchildren: Desiree (Chris) Ford, Dylan (Kaitlyn Billingley) Porter, Robin (Sean) Eifert, Ryan (Lisa Irish) Porter, Lane (Jon) Awwad, Harrison Reed, Mackenzie Bawcum, Heather (Nick) Moon, Lee Brattain, Amanda Brattain, Raylynn (Adam) Lightfoot, 13 great grandchildren, and 1 sister: Betty Furlow.
Ron was preceded in death by his parents, 5 sisters: Ina Haines, Phyllis Macklin, Hazel Stanley, Peggy Porter, Sandy Porter.
Ron started working with his dad building houses in Colchester and later took over the business and built many of the homes in the Colchester area, with his sons at his side. He was a member of the NRA, he loved Nascar and Sprint car racing. He and Norma traveled many miles in their motorhome to attend races. He would follow the Sprint car World of Outlaws and attend the National Sprint car race. Jeff Gordon was his top driver. He enjoyed watching John Wayne movies, the St Louis Cardinals play, and Barrett Jackson car sales on T.V. and just watching birds. He really enjoyed listening to country music with Johnny Cash his very favorite. Ron and Norma went to Nashville several time to see a Johnny Cash show and ended up meeting him. In his later years he loved chocolate chip cookies, going to McDonalds and The Full Scoop for a tenderloin. Ron had a very strong faith in the Lord. Every year when he and Norma could they would take their kids to the Illinois State Fair. Ron’s family is what brought him the greatest joy to his life.
Graveside services will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Mt. Auburn Cemetery in Colchester, with Pastor Sean Eifert. Friends may view and sign the register book at the Jones Mortuary in Colchester from 8:30 A.M. to 7:00 P.M. Monday and from 8:30 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. Tuesday. Memorial is to the Colchester Rescue Squad. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.jonesmortuaryfh.com.
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