William Harris Porter
William Harris Porter
  • January 25, 1924 - August 11, 2014
  • North Carolina

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William Harris Porter, Jr., 90, of Gastonia, NC, formerly of Meadville, PA; passed away August 11, 2014 at his home. He was born in Sharon, PA and was the son of the late William Harris Porter Sr. and Rebecca Curran Porter.

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 pm Friday, August 15, 2014 in the Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia, NC. Funeral Services will also be held at 1:00pm Tuesday, August 19th at Mizner Funeral Home Chapel in Meadville, PA. Interment will follow the service at Greendale Cemetery in Meadville.

Mr. Porter is survived by his wife, Wanda Yount Porter of Gastonia, NC; daughters, Valerie Heafner and husband Tim, of Rutherfordton, NC, Penny Rimmer of Gastonia, sister, Martha Grace Dragosavic of Delaware, five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brother, Carson Curran Porter, sister, Anna Louise Rowland and one granddaughter, Brooke Ellen Absher.

Local arrangements are in the care of Carothers Funeral Home, 312 W. 2nd Ave, Gastonia, NC. Out-of-town arrangements are in the care of Mizner Funeral Home, 404 Chestnut St., Meadville, PA .

On-line condolences may be placed at www.carothersfuneralhome.com