David Richard Porter, 73 – Radio WRBI

David Richard Porter, 73, of Greensburg, formerly Clay County, Indiana, died September 12, 2022. He was born March 8, 1949, in Brazil, Indiana, the son of Clint, Sr. and Audrie Modesitt Porter. David was a 1967 graduate of Van Buren High School and a 1972 graduate of Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in music and general science. He was a real estate appraiser and a part-time farmer. As David battled cancer he took the time to recap some things that were important to him, he noted that he had had a wonderful life – born the ninth of ten children. He had the good fortune to grow up in a large family of strong Christian faith. His parents and older siblings taught him to read, sing, throw a ball, fish and hunt, and even pole vault. He had an amazing experience including travels in Europe visiting England, France, Belgium and Italy. He saw the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Palace of Versailles, the Vatican, the ruins of Pompeii and Manneken Pis (look at it). He enjoyed a mule ride through the Grand Canyon with an overnight stay at Phantom Ranch and even a trip to the Rose Bowl as a member of the Indiana University Marching Hundred. His lifelong love of playing the trumpet has led him to associate with many amazing people.
Survivors include: Wife, Patricia Sue (Patti) Walker Porter; Siblings, Shirley Ann (Don) Lawson, James Henry Porter, Harry Lee (Ann) Porter, Wilma Jean (Wayne) Cox and Rebecca “Kathy” Bass; children, Meredith Ann (Rob) Keeney, Clint Arthur III (Joy) and Susan “Vickie” (Don) Keck; 10 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; Stepchildren, Michael Derheimer, Michelle (Aaron) Fitzgerald and Patrick Jon (Ann) Derheimer and 11 stepchildren. His parents predeceased him; First wife, Earlynn Sue Bell Porter; brothers, Clint Arthur Porter, Jr. Robert Glen Porter and William Ray Porter; sister, Mary Ellen Burk; Nephews, Timothy Burk, James Burk, Brian Lawson, Phillip Cox and niece, Deborah Kim Rao.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:00 p.m. John LaBissoniere will be the referee. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be sent to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com

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