Kenneth Lee Porter of Eaton Rapids, Michigan, passed away January 3, 2022, at the age of 72. Kenneth was born in Daviess County, Indiana on October 12, 1949, the son of Ray and Jean (Shafer) Porter.
He was a graduate of Purdue University and retired from General Motor’s Milford Proving Grounds in 2005. Kenneth served with the National Guard Indiana Reserves for 5 years and was a member of Robbins and Oak Grove United Methodist Churches. He loved watching football, antique Farmall tractors and bluegrass music, especially the Gibson brothers. He had a deep passion for Indiana University and supported the MSU Spartans. Kenneth would frequently be seen watching his son’s and grandson’s sporting events.
Kenneth is survived by his mother, Jean Porter; loving wife, Nancy L. Kimmel Porter for over 25 years; children, Chris (Missy) Porter, Clay (Sara) Porter, Cassie (Russ) Richardson, Raelynn Poole, Jason (Kathy) Poole; grandchildren, Grant, Harrison, Logan, Owen, Grace, Noah, Audrey, Hera, Luke and Elana; great grandson, Kasen; brothers, Jim, Larry and Ron Porter; special cousin, Mary Jane (Dave) Lengacher. He was preceded in death by his father.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at the Meng Family Funeral Home, 616 E. Elnora St. Odon, IN 47562. Kenneth will be laid to rest in Walnut Hill Cemetery in Odon. Visitation will be 10:00 AM until the time of service at 11:00 AM on Tuesday. The family has requested that masks be worn.
Memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude, Shriners or the Wounded Warrior Project. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Local arrangements and care have been entrusted to Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Condolences and memories may be shared with the family online at www.mengfuneralhome.com.
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