Clarence “Raymond” Porter, 98, passed away Friday, November 10, 2023 at Christiana Hospital. He was the husband of Patsy Porter with whom he shared 64 loving years of marriage.
Raymond was born the fourth youngest of five children to Clarence and Rhoda Porter in West Grove, PA on June 3, 1925. He worked on the family farm during his early years before buying the local hardware store, Marvel & Smith, Inc, located in West Grove and owning it until his retirement.
Raymond was a lifetime resident of West Grove. He graduated from Avon Grove High School – Class of 1943.
Raymond wore many titles: son, brother, husband, dad, grandfather, great grandfather, uncle, and friend. Raymond loved farming and raising farm animals and crops. Raymond also loved bowling and was in a weekly bowling league for more than a decade. He enjoyed spending his evenings and days off mowing the lawn, tinkering on equipment, working on the farm, hunting, watching sports or spending time with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Patsy, his three daughters: Rhoda Quickel, Bonnie Porter, and Lori Porter, three granddaughters: Samantha, Sabrina and Cori, and three great grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Robert Porter.
In his memory, we ask that you take a moment to hug your loved ones or take a walk in nature. Time waits for no one.
A viewing will be held on Saturday November 18th, 2023 from 9:30am to 10:30am at Foulk Funeral Home, 200 Rose Hill Rd, West Grove, Pa 19390. A funeral service will be held from 10:30am to 11:30am. Burial will follow at New London United Methodist Cemetery.
For online condolences, visit www.kuzoandfoulkfh.com. Arrangements by Foulk Funeral Home of West Grove, PA.
BurialNovember 18, 2023 12:30pm New London United Methodist Cemetery
1010 State Rd.
Lincoln University, PA
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