Robert Porter


Mr. Robert Porter, 95, of Withams, passed away Nov. 26, 2022, at his residence.
Born on Oct. 29, 1927, in Baltimore, he was the son of the late Francis Porter and the late Mildred Miller Porter.Robert was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked for AMOCO until his retirement in 1998. After the death of his mother, he relocated from Missouri to the Eastern Shore to be near his only living relative, Mary  Margaret Gladding. Bob enjoyed television sports and was an ardent bowler until November. He sang in the church choir and had an excellent relationship with the many choir members and bowlers. He will be remembered for his enjoyable sense of humor and his love of animals. Though he never had a pet until he moved to the Eastern Shore, he had frequently dog-sat his neighbors’ pets.
Robert is survived by his cousin, Mary Margaret Gladding, of Withams.
A memorial service will be held Friday, Dec. 16, 2022, at 3 p.m., from the Downings United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Hodae Kim officiating. Friends are invited to dinner in the church’s social hall  following the service.
Arrangements are by the Thornton Funeral Home in Parksley.

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