BUTLER — Terry Russell Porter, 69, of rural Butler, died Monday morning, April 27, 2009, in Triumph Hospital, Mansfield, after an extended illness.
Terry was born Feb. 13, 1940, in Knox County, the son of the late Russell and Doris I. (Meeks) Porter. He was a 1958 graduate of Loudonville High School and was the first recipient of the Charles Kettering Award for the outstanding FFA student. He was a 35-year driver for UPS in Mansfield, retiring Dec. 31, 1997, and he received the Safe Driving Award for over 30 years without an accident. He and his wife operated Mohican Valley Farm, near Butler, where they raised Red Angus Cattle. He was a former president of the Ohio Valley Red Angus Association, a member of Local 40 International Teamsters Union and the National Rifle Association. Terry loved fishing and was a former private pilot.
Terry is survived by his wife, Diane S. (Melcher) Porter; his three brothers, Gail (Esther) Porter of Mansfield, Tim (Mary) Porter of Perrysville and Ted Porter of Mount Vernon; and his sister, Teresa (Bob) Odenkirk of Loudonville.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Trudy Rae Porter.
Funeral services will be conducted Thursday, April 30, at 11 a.m. in Byerly-Lindsey Funeral Home, Loudonville, with Pastor Ray Linn officiating. Burial will be in Bunker Hill Cemetery. Friends may call Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Northwest Ohio Chapter, 780 Park Ave. W., Mansfield, OH 44906. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.Byerly-Lindsey.com.