Gilmer Odell Porter of Huntington

Gilmer Odell Porter, 73, of Huntington, WV, formerly of East Lynn, WV, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 27,2011 at Huntington Health and Rehabilitation Center. Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 p. m. Monday, January 31, 2011 at Morris Funeral Home Chapel, Wayne, WV, by Brother Ray Fletcher. Burial will follow at Spring Valley Memory Gardens, Huntington. He was born October 6, 1937 at Branchland, WV, a son of the late James and Lottie Merritt Porter. He was a retired timberman for Wayne Lumber Company and was a member of the Freewill Baptist Church. Two sisters, Bertha Lucas and Letha Esque, and five brothers, Marion Porter, Enoch Porter, James Porter, Roy Porter, and George Porter also preceded him in death. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ruby Ross Porter; three daughters, Elsie Sanders and husband, Larry of West Hamlin, WV, Barbara Vance and husband, Jim of Hurricane, WV, and Cheri Rice and special friend, Namon Perry of East Lynn, WV; two sons, Paul Porter and special friend, Ronda George of Pennsylvania and Terry Porter and wife, Tanya of Huntington; five grandchildren, Ricky Puskas, Toniell Porter, Terry Allen Porter, Anthony Sanders, and Andrew Vance; three step-grandchildren, Josh George, Delmer Adkins, and Katie Adkins; two sisters, Dottie Stroud and Faye Jeffries; and several nieces, nephews and friends. Friends may call from 6-9 p. m. Sunday at Morris Funeral Home.