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James Robert Porter

May 11, 1930 - January 11, 2022
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Calhoun Funeral Home & Cremation Service
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Stewart & Calhoun Funeral Home
529 W Thornton St.
Akron, OH 44307
330-535-1543 | Map
Sunday 1/23, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Service
St. Bernard Catholic Church
44 University Ave
Akron, OH 44308
Monday 1/24, 9:30 am
Condolences may be sent to 1232 Belleflower Road, Akron, Ohio 44307

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Glendale Cemetery
150 Glendale Ave.
Akron, Ohio 44302
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James Robert Porter was born May 11, 1930, in Lebanon, Kentucky to Charles Dennis and Mary Francis Porter. He was the second of six children. James proved to be a visionary at 17 years old and relocated across the river to Cincinnati, Ohio before establishing roots in Akron, Ohio where he resided until his transition …
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Frederick & Gloria Cleghorn left a message on January 27, 2022:
Frederick and Gloria Cleghorn would like to convey our sympathy and sincere condolences to the Porter family, at this time. Our thoughts and our prayers are with you. Sincerely, The Cleghorn Family
julia bolden left a message on January 24, 2022:
My uncle was like a father to all his nieces and nephews. His giving heart and wisdom will truly be missed. Rest in Peace Uncle James and tell our our angels in heaven hello. Love Julia Bolden ( niece)
Monica Hill left a message on January 23, 2022:
In memory of James Robert Porter, Monica Hill lit a candle
Justine Allen left a message on January 23, 2022:
My heart ❤️ hurts for you all. We are family I love y’all. James Robert is a one of a kind person. He will really be missed.
Karen Robinson left a message on January 23, 2022:
My condolence to his family
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Martha Grady left a message on January 23, 2022:
Peace and love to all the family. Your dad and mom, was the greatest couple I ever knew. Luv yah Jean Grady and family.
Becky Burnside left a message on January 23, 2022:
To Our Family, Sorry we could not be there with you all at this sadden time. We want you to know that we will celebrate the Life that James Robert bestowed upon us as a family of good Faith. May he Rest In Peace with his wife Ruth his Parents Uncle Dee and Aunt Frances Leo and Elizabeth Marie. We Love You All Very Much. Becky & Missy Your Ky. Family.
Linda R Thompson left a message on January 22, 2022:
In memory of James Robert Porter, Linda R Thompson lit a candle
Rowland Sanders left a message on January 22, 2022:
Uncle James gave me one of my first jobs at 15 yrs. old.He and Aunt Ruth taught me a strong work ethic.I am forever grateful to God for allowing such a wonderful man to help mold me.Family ,may God comfort you and give you peace during this time.
Caroline McGraw left a message on January 21, 2022:
Celebrating a beautiful home going with you!
Caroline McGraw left a message on January 21, 2022:
Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies and condolences!
Versie Cuthbert left a message on January 21, 2022:
My condolence to the family for your loss of your father. I send my prayers and love to you all.
arlena white left a message on January 20, 2022:
So sorry for your loss you are in my prayers.
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Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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