MUHLENBERG COUNTY, Ky. - John Alfred Porter, Jr., 73, of Central City, KY passed away Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at Baptist Health in Madisonville. Mr. Porter was born September 12, 1939 in Monroe, Arkansas. He was a member of Gilland Ridge Indpendent Baptist Church in St. Charles, and was a U.S. Army veteran. He loved to be outside, working in his garden, and cooking. He was a member of Bremen Masonic Lodge.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, George Portwood, Harvey Cloud, Wesley Porter, and Howard Porter; sisters Jodie Ely, Anna Morgan, and Jean King; father John Alfred Porter, Sr.; and mother Hannah Miller Porter.

He is survived by his wife, Karen Rager Porter; children John Robert (Bonnie) Porter, Randy Miles (Tammy) Porter, Mitzi Porter, Echo Littrell, Roy Weeks, and Amber (Corey) Hendrix; sisters Joe Chapman, Ethel (Lloyd) Robison, and Shirley (Robert) Jennings; brother James (Lynn) Nolan; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Funeral services will be Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 11:00AM at Tucker Funeral Home in Central City, with Rev. J.W. Haire officiating. Burial in Shavers Chapel Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5-8PM at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to John Porter Jr. Memorial Fund, c/o Tucker Funeral Home, P.O. Box 548, Central City, KY 42330. Masonic services will be held Friday at 6:00 PM. Online condolences may be made at www.tuckerfuneralhomes.com.

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