Robert Porter

Bob Porter

March 25, 1933 September 3, 2020

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Obituary for Bob Porter

Robert H. “Bob” Porter, 87

EAST LIVERPOOL, OHIO – Robert H. “Bob” Porter, 87, of East Liverpool passed away Thursday morning, September 3, 2020 at East Liverpool City Hospital.

Born in East Liverpool, March 25, 1933, he was a son of the late Henry and Helen Porter. A graduate of East Liverpool High School, he was a Korean War Veteran of the U.S. Navy where he was a Seaman First Class and a Quartermaster on board the USS Tripoli. A “car guy” through and through, his career was spent with the downtown Chevrolet dealer, originally working for the Mike Turk dealership, Buckman Chevrolet Buick, as well as other owners at the facility, where he was a well known service manager.

Preceding Bob in death were two sisters Betty Goodman and Ruth Cunningham.

Left to cherish his memory are his son Robert Porter, Jr. of East Liverpool and sister Eleanor Humphrey of East Liverpool, along with several nieces and nephews.

A private family service will be conducted at the Dawson Funeral Home. Burial will be at Riverview Cemetery.

Memorial tributes may take the form of contributions in care of the Tri-State Veterans Burial Group, 1903 St. Clair Avenue, East Liverpool, Ohio 43920.

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Service Details

  • Private Family Service

    Saturday, September 5th, 2020 | 3:30pm
    Dawson Funeral Home
    215 West Fifth Street
    East Liverpool, Ohio
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    Saturday, September 5th, 2020
    Pastor Mark Blakeley
  • Interment

    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020 | 9:30am
    Riverview Cemetery
    2026 St. Clair Avenue
    East Liverpool, Ohio
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email |
    Tuesday, September 8th, 2020

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alice williams

Sorry for your loss. I would see your dad sitting on his porch when I would visit my daughter who lived up the street from him. He was a kind person and when he worked at the car lot always looked out for people.
Comment | Posted at 09:21am via Condolence

Sandy Potter

Thinking of you and your family after hearing of Bob's passing.

Sandy Mack Potter
Comment | Posted at 11:22am via Condolence

Marlene Evans

So sorry for your loss. Bob was such a very nice man. I met him through Chris Muscari. He was always so nice and friendly.
Comment | Posted at 06:27am via Condolence

Cheryl J Skinner, Tri-State Military Museum

May the love of God surround you and your family during this difficult time,
May you come to know that the love of God is with you always,

May your memories of Robert H. Porter, give you peace, comfort and strength…

Rest now in the arms of our Lord your mission on earth is complete.
I thank you for your service to our Country and my Freedom. You will not be forgotten.
My thoughts
and prayers to the family of ….

US Navy Veteran, Robert H. Porter, is “A True American Hero” God Bless†

† Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13 †
Comment | Posted at 04:20am via Condolence

Cathy Cain Raber

So sorry Eleanor for your loss, & Bob Porter Jr. Your dad came to my 50th birthday party, that my mom, your cousin, Donna Cain, Linda Thayer & Darlene Kinsey. I live in Central FL. Ur cousin, Janet OHanlon just passed away yesterday. Praying for you all! Ur cousin, Cathy Cain Raber
Comment | Posted at 06:33pm via Condolence

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