FLORENCE, SC - James Robert Porter, Sr., age 82, passed away peacefully on March 14, 2018 in his home.
Funeral services will Saturday Mach 17, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. at Layton- Anderson Funeral Home. The family will speak to those attending after the service.
Jim was born in Charlotte, NC. He was a graduate of Central High School and served as a production manager at Southern Engineering. In 1972, Jim and his family moved to Florence, SC where he served as a traffic manager at Vulcraft until his retirement in 1994. Additionally, Jim served 40 years in the Marine Reserves.
Jim developed a love of golf from his father and played until he was 80 years old. He carried a handicap of around 5 and obtained six holes in one and one double eagle. He truly loved the game and the friendships he built out on the course.
Jim treasured spending quality time with family. He is survived by his fiance’, Carolyn Lewis; daughter, Lynne Wolfe; daughter, Lorie Porter; son, Jim Jr (Sheli); son, Dan; brother, Paul (Katie); brother Vance (Barbara); brother Neil (Sylvia); and sister Ruth (Layton); seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren and a host of nieces and newphews. He is predeceased by his mother, father, and brother, Jerry.
Special thanks go to the McLeod Hospice caretaker’s staff. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to First Free Will Baptist Church Building Fund at 2624 W. Palmetto Street, Florence, SC.
You are invited to sign the guestbook at www.laytonandersonfh.com
Layton-Anderson Funeral Home
Saturday March 17th, 2018
4210 W Palmetto St.
Florence, SC 29501
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