WOOSTER — James Byron Porter, 41, of Orrville, passed away Wednesday, June 8, 2011, in Wooster Community Hospital.
He was born Dec. 8, 1969, in Mount Vernon, the son of Richard and Luanna McKinstry Porter. He married Rhea Comito on June 6, 2009. She survives. He served in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Capodanno as a gunner’s mate. James attended the West Lebanon United Methodist Church. He enjoyed woodcarving, cooking and gardening.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are his father, Richard (Shirley) Porter of Mount Vernon; his mother, Luanna (Gary) Girten of Plain City; a sister, Nancy (Bob Fogel) Butler of Marysville; a brother-in-law, Christopher (Jennifer) Comito of Orrville; nephews, Daniel and Kenny Comito and Donald Kosegi; nieces, Beth Brink and Dawn Roberts; three great-nieces; and two great-nephews.
Friends will be received at the McIntire, Davis & Greene Funeral Home, 216 E. Larwill St., Wooster, on Monday, June 13, from 5 to 8 p.m. Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 14, at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Linda Bradley officiating. Interment will follow in the Mount Vernon Memorial Park.
Contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.