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John “Jack” Porter
John “Jack” PorterFlagJohn “Jack” Porter, 73 of Dawsonville, Georgia, died Thursday, March 31, 2022 at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born April 2, 1948 in Marion to the late Ervin and Donna (Ruhl) Porter. He was also preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Maurice Bosse.

On August 25, 1978 he married the former Evelyn Dix in Prospect and she survives in Dawsonville.

Jack was a member of Browns Bridge Church, Cumming, GA.

He worked as Service Manager for twenty years with Roush Honda in Westerville. Jack enjoyed gardening, carpentry work, watching birds in his backyard, loved to travel the States and abroad, fishing, golfing, and watching Ohio State Football. He never lost his first love, attending and raising livestock.

He loved spending time with family and friends. Most of all he enjoyed his grandchildren. To him each one was very special in their own person, and he loved them just as they are.

He was a member of the Elgin FFA and was proud to win the 1964 National FFA Speaking Contest. A 1966 graduate of Elgin High School, he was part of a very tight knit group with many dear friends. He served seven years in the United States Air Force.

Besides his wife he is survived by three sons, Todd (Vina) Porter, Dallas TX; Kevin (Addie) Porter, and their children, Jordan and Hailey, Katy, TX; Chad (Melissa) Porter, and their children, Jacob, Mackenzie, and Tenley, Cumming GA; a sister, Janet (Bill)Howard, Marysville; in-laws; Carroll (Dix) Bosse, Columbus; Stephen (Terry) Dix, Chillicothe; 6 nieces and 12 great nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend a special thanks to the hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center for their loving care of Jack during his short illness.

Per Jack’s wishes there will be a private family memorial at a later date.

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#1 from: Stan and Jill Casey
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 7:07 PM

Chad so sorry to hear of your Dads passing! Your Family will be in our Prayers🙏❤️

#2 from: Marke & Denise Lyon
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 7:25 PM

Dear Evelyn,
 So very sorry for your loss. Jack will be missed by all. Thoughts & prayers are with you and your family.
Marke & Denise Lyon

#3 from: Vic and Inez Smith
Marion Ohio
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 8:48 PM

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you.

#4 from: Susan McElheny
La Rue
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 9:08 PM

Sending my sympathy and prayers for peace and comfort to surround you during this very difficult journey.

#5 from: David Brownstead
San Diego
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 10:25 PM

I loved reading this history of Jack.  He had a full and active life. Still, gone way too soon.   My heart goes out to you and all your family, Ev.

#6 from: Julie ( Park) Baker
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 10:35 PM

My heart is heavy reading this, sending Love & Prays for comfort difficult days. Special Hugs Evelyn & Todd.

#7 from: Brenda (Brown) Howell
Caledonia, ohio
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 10:43 PM

Our deepest sympathy
Prayers for peace and strength during this difficult time.

#8 from: Blair & Tresa Minthorn
Fri, Apr 1, 2022 at 10:50 PM

Evelyn, it was an honor to have spent time with you and Jack. It is amazing what a wonderful group of people there are in motorcycle groups. We would not have met otherwise. Many prayers to you and your family.

#9 from: William Gilbert sr
Kenton Ohio
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 1:14 AM

My condolences to the family of Jack,a fellow classmate at Elgin.he was a good man .

#10 from: Marty Kirchner ne Martha Gray
Durham NC
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 5:07 AM

so glad I reconnected with Jack and Evelyn at the class reunion.  I enjoyed reading about his life full of family and friends. he will be missed.

#11 from: Gene and Louise Jury
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 7:53 AM

So sorry for your loss. Praying for all of Jacks loved ones.

#12 from: Alli and Richard Krumm
Nashville Tennessee
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 8:15 AM

We are so sorry for your loss.
You,  Chad, Melissa and the family are in our thoughts and prayers.
May Jack rest in eternal peace.
With Sympathy,
Richard and Alli Krumm

#13 from: Stu Long
Lebanon, Ohio
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 8:31 AM

I was sorry to hear of Jacks passing.  May you find comfort in knowing he is at peace with our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ.  You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

#14 from: David L Stallsmith
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 10:09 AM

Evlin, Doris and I were shocked and saddened to hear of Jacks sickness and passing. I remember his upbeat personality and how he kept everyone laughing. We had a great time while practicing in our 1966 ELGIN Rock band "The Barracudas" Jack, Greg Blank, and I played guitars, Paul Mcmann, and Ed Fox on the drums. I am sure we would have gone National if it hadn't been for that silly English band the Beatles.

#15 from: Arnold Toy
Marysville OH
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 1:07 PM

I am sorry to hear of Jacks passing. My deepest sympathies to all.
Arnie Toy

#16 from: Rita Rubeck Headington Parker
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 6:23 PM

My sincere sympathy to Evelyn and family.  I have many memories of Jack when he was a student at EHS.
Rita Rubeck Headington Parker, EHS Media Specialist, 1965 - 1996

#17 from: Mike and Ronda Ballinger
Gardnerville, NV
Sat, Apr 2, 2022 at 11:01 PM

Another dear classmate gone too soon. Jack always had a smile for everyone. I loved talking to him at the reunions. He will be missed by many. Love and care to his family during this very sad time.

#18 from: Jane Burkett
Marion, Ohio
Sun, Apr 3, 2022 at 7:44 PM

Dear Evelyn,
Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.  Hugs to you my childhood friend and neighbor.

#19 from: Casey Brindley
Westerville, OH
Tue, Apr 5, 2022 at 9:19 PM

Prayers to the Porter Family during this very difficult time. Jack was a wonderful teammate, a great listener, and someone who brightened the room (or the entire service department!) when he walked in. You will be missed Jack. Thank you for everything!
Your Roush Honda Family

#20 from: Lacy and Eva Blankenship
Prospect ohio
Fri, Apr 8, 2022 at 7:03 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. You guys had the biggest smiles when ever we spoke with you. Your time together had so many great family events we witnessed. Love you Evelyn

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