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Francis E. "Gene" Porter, 87, of Louisville, Kentucky, formerly of Odon, Indiana, passed away surrounded by his loved ones on Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017, at his residence. He was born Feb. 3, 1930, in Burns City, Indiana, to Fay and Myrtle (Sipes) Porter. He married his loving wife, Wilma "Tootsie" (Gaslin) Porter, on Aug. 22, 2009.
Gene was a U.S. Air Force veteran and a member of the Hikes Point Christian Church of Louisville. He worked as an insurance claims agent until he retired on Dec. 31, 1991.
Gene is survived by his wife, Wilma "Tootsie" Porter of Louisville; and a brother, Dean (Sue) Porter of Odon.
Gene is preceded in death by his parents; one son, Gerald Porter; daughter Pamela Porter; two brothers, Fred and Warren Porter; sisters Betty Aishe and infant Bonnie Bell Porter.
A memorial service is scheduled for 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017, at Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon, with Jeff Wallace officiating. Gene will be laid to rest in Sugarland Memory Gardens in Washington following military graveside rites.
Family and friends may call from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10, at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions be made to White Mills Christian Camp in Kentucky or Camp Illiana in Indiana. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
All arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Published on November 8, 2017
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