Gary Douglas Porter
Published 3:40 pm Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Gary Douglas Porter, 75, of Elizabethton, Tenn., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, from Hillview Health Center. Gary was born in Brilliant, Ohio to the late Dorothy Porter. In addition to his mother, he was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Katrina Bradley.
Gary was a minister and retired executive director at the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio. He was a member of Southside Christian Church and was a wonderful, loving man of God.
Those left to cherish Gary’s many wonderful memories include his wife, Roberta “Bobbie” Brean Porter; a daughter, Leslee Bradley and husband Ian of Elizabethton; two sons, Matthew Porter and wife Denise of Bellbrook, Ohio, and Eric Porter and wife Aggie of Grayson, Ky.; and his grandchildren, Joshua Porter, Douglas Porter, Benjamin Porter, Porter Bradley and Scott Porter.
A celebration of life service for Gary Douglas Porter will be conducted at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 13, at Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, with his sons, Matthew Porter and Eric Porter, officiating. The family will receive friends in the funeral home chapel from 2 until 4 p.m. Saturday, prior to the service. Those who prefer memorials in lieu of flowers may make donations to Milligan University, 101 Neth Drive, Milligan College, TN 37682 or to the Christian Children’s Home of Ohio, 2685 Armstrong Road, Wooster, Ohio 44691, in memory of Gary. Our staff is committed to taking care of our guests and families that we serve. Please understand we will be following the State’s COVID guidelines. We also ask all guests and family members attending visitations and services to please bring and wear a mask and practice social distancing. Online condolences may be shared with the family on our website, www.tetrickfuneralhome.com
Tetrick Funeral Home, Elizabethton, is honored to serve the Porter family. Office: (423) 542-2232. Service Information Line: (423) 543-4917.