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Woodrow " Woodie" Philip Porter
November 11, 1937 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Woodrow (Woodie) Philip Porter 86, entered into rest Sunday, December 3, 2023. Born in Blacksburg, S. C. He was the son of late William Preston Porter and Vera Peeler Porter.
He is survived by his daughter Julie Porter and grandson Zachary Carcelli of Las Vegas and sister Sarah Porter Zachary of Mt Pleasant, S.C. He was preceded in death by his son William (Billy) Porter, brothers Wilford Porter, Heyward Porter, Nesbitt Porter, and Hydrick Porter. Sisters Vera Mae Malone, Myrtis Bowen and Bobbie Brown.
He was of Baptist faith, a graduate of Blacksburg High School and owner/operator of Carlson Electric Motor Service. Woodie was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in 1956. He later worked at the Nevada Test Site before owning Carlson Electric Motor Service, where he felt privileged to serve the community for over 56 years. He was proud to be a Shriner, Elk, 32-degree Mason, a charter member and past director of the Las Vegas Jester court 181. He was an avid golfer and car enthusiast.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 on Saturday, December 30, 2023, at Broad River Baptist Church in Blacksburg. Officiating the service will be Chris Raines, David Hogue and Jerry Cobb. Interment will be in the Mountain View Cemetery. Military rites will be observed. Family will receive friends after the service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Broad River Baptist Church building fund. 419 W. Cherokee Street, Blacksburg, S.C. 29702
E-dolences may be made on the tribute page at www.whitecolumnsfuneralservice.com.