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G.W. Porter

Jan 13 1929 - Mar 08 2007

Mr. G. W. Porter, age 78, of Overton, Texas, passed away March 8, 2007 in New London, Texas. He was born on January 13, 1929, in Melissa, Texas, to G. W. and Dora (Phillips) Porter, Sr. On January 12, 1979 he married Betty Fretwell in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Porter retired from Sears in 1988 with 40 years of service. After enjoying retirement for five years, he went to work part-time for Hi-Lo in Garland and then AutoZone in Mesquite until he moved to Overton in 2003. He is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Debra Porter of Allen, TX and Paula Stevenson and her husband Lee of Allen, TX; step-daughter Kimberly Epperson and her husband Brett of Forney; step-son, Keith Parsons and his wife Carrie of Overton, TX; grandchildren Alisha Grummons and her husband Tony, Alan Stevenson and his wife Jennifer, Shelby Criswell, Preston Parsons, and Anthony and Lanise Epperson; sisters Joann Preston of Washington and Thelma Giles of California; and brother Tom Porter of McKinney. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM, Sunday, March 11, 2007 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Chapel with Rev. Wayne Sharp officiating. Interment will follow at Melissa Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the funeral home at their convenience on Saturday to pay their respects and to sign the register book. The family will receive friends during a visitation on Saturday evening from 6:00 to 8:00 PM.
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