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Carlie Kirby Porter Sr., 80, member of Freedom Fellowship and Worship

Carlie Kirby Porter Sr.

WILMINGTON — Carlie Kirby Porter Sr., 80, went to be with the Lord Monday, Oct. 5, 2020.

He was born Oct. 5, 1940, in Johnston County to Alma Westbrook Porter and Harley Franklin Porter. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Jo Ann Farr Porter of 47 years; stepfather, Otis Davis; brothers, Jessie Porter, Charles Davis and Roy Lee Davis; sisters, infant twin, Shirley, Lois Overfield and Barbara McLean.

Mr. Porter retired from General Electric. He also worked and supervised at Singer Corporation and was in the U.S. Coast Guard. He loved his country. Mr. Porter was a member of Freedom Fellowship and Worship and was on the board of Abundant Harvest Ministries.

Mr. Porter is survived by his wife, Judy S. Porter; sons, Carlie Kirby Porter Jr. (Ann Holland) and Harvey Darrell Porter; stepson, Dwayne A. Freeman Jr.; stepdaughter, Julie F. Porter; brother, Loyd Earl Davis; sisters, Gloria Eldridge, Mary Huff and Kathy Rackley; grandchildren, Jonathan Porter, Stephanie Pauley, Fran Faircloth, Benjamin Porter, Bradley Freeman and Rachael Porter (George); and three great-grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Oct. 9, at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn, 1155 Shipyard Blvd., Wilmington, with the Rev. David Porter officiating. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park with military honors.

A special thanks to Ann Holland, Arnold and Patsy Porter for their moral support and visits. Also, Mary Huff for keeping everyone notified.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Lower Cape Fear LifeCare Center.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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