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Robert "Butch" H. Porter Jr., 71, of Danville was born Jan. 2, 1946, the son of Robert "Bob" H. Sr. and Evalyn (Epperson) Porter.
Butch drowned after capsizing a small boat Aug. 9 on the pond on his property.
Butch had a good life. He enjoyed pushing the limits of his mind, body and soul. He spent his life as a mechanic, a personal daredevil, a stunt clown, husband, father, grandfather and a great-grandfather, all of whom will be greatly missed.
Butch enjoyed his bunny farm and his dogs. He had pets of many kinds throughout the years. As a husband, Butch loved being married and did all he knew how for his wife. As a dad and grandfather, Butch had pride when speaking of his children and grandchildren. Family was his pride and joy. His true love was his '55 Chevy. It was a topic of discussion with pride.
Butch is survived by his sons, Rod Porter, Scott Porter and Mike Rogers; one stepdaughter, Michelle Naanes; his fiancé Kathy Bock; two brothers and one sister, David Porter, Mike Porter and Susan Porter; his grandchildren; and great-grandchildren.
Butch was preceded in death by his wife, Sue Porter, and three sisters.
A visitation will be 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Aug. 19, at Sunset's Oakwood Chapel, 105 E. South Main St., Oakwood. Service will be at noon Saturday at the funeral home. Private burial at Oakridge Cemetery in Catlin.
Please join Butch's family in sharing video, pictures and memories on his Tribute Wall at www.sunsetfuneralhome.com
Published on August 15, 2017
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