Kerry Alan Porter: 1947-2020


Kerry Alan Porter was born Jan. 24, 1947, in Sweethome, Ore. He passed away peacefully to his heavenly home Sunday, Nov. 22, 2020, following advanced stage Parkinson's Disease.

After graduating high school, Kerry joined the United States Navy and served aboard the USS Aludra AF-55 from 1966 to 1968. He met and married his wife, Charlotte Franck Porter and were married June 21,1969, in Trent, Ore. They lived in Centralia, Wash., and Kerry worked at the Centralia Coal Mine or 33 years. They had two sons, Christopher Sean and his wife, Deborah Mullins Porter, and Matthew Alan and his wife, Anne Martin Porter.

Kerry is survived by his wife, Charlotte; his brother, Kent and his wife, Karen; seven grandchildren, Kaylee, Brayden, Taylor, Mackenzie, Garrett, Alexandra, and Kennedy; and six great-grandchildren, Broxton, Blakely, Decklen, Kohen, Kamden, and Koda.

Kerry was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; and oldest brother; along with many aunts and uncles.

Kerry was beloved as a husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, and a fierce servant of God. He will be missed by all.