Curtis Elwood Porter Sr., 85, of Petersburg, W.Va., passed away Thursday, Dec. 31, 2020, after a long battle with cancer.
Born April 30, 1935, in Petersburg, he was the son of the late Edward Clarence Porter and Ollie Vernon (Weese) Porter. He was also preceded in death by one brother; four sisters; one son, Curtis Elwood Porter Jr.; and one grandson, Curtis Elwood Porter III.
He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Roberta (Southerly) Porter; one son, Larry (Angela) Porter; two daughters, Brenda (Mac) Alt and Lisa (David) Moyers; one sister, Marge Porter; one brother, Paul Porter; five grandsons, Ryan (Shana) Porter, Kyle (Shelaina) Porter, Tyler (Olivia) Porter, Jeff Moyers (Stephanie Rexrode), Adam (Courtney) Moyers; one granddaughter, Jessica (Tyler) Martier; five great-grandsons, Brayden Porter, Brenton Porter, Noah Whetzel, A.J. Moyers and Christopher Moyers; four great-granddaughters, Lakeyn Moyers, Isabella Moyers, Caroline Moyers and Kylee Porter; and two daughters-in-law, Linda Porter and Charlene Porter.
Curtis was a member of First Baptist Church, Petersburg and was employed at the Tannery, Allied Egry, Southern States and retired from Hester Industry in 1999. After his retirement he enjoyed tinkering with motors, taking things apart and putting them back together.
Curtis enjoyed going on trips with family and having the family around for holidays and cookouts. He bowled for many years in different leagues at Golden Lanes with his wife and enjoyed many bowling trips throughout the years.
Curtis’s pride and joy were his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He would always light up whenever he was able to see them, even in his last days at the nursing home and he left them with many beautiful memories.
Graveside services were private with Pastor Rick Bergdoll officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Petersburg First Baptist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Arrangements were by Schaeffer Funeral Home, Petersburg. Condolences to the family may be left at www.schaefferfuneralhome.com.            (1-12-21)