James Fielding “Bill” Porter (86)
Published: Tuesday, September 03, 2013
Attorney James Fielding “Bill” Porter, 86, of Spring City, went to be with his Lord Jesus on Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2013.
Bill, a devoted husband, father and friend, is survived by his wife of 63 years, Marie; four children, Jim (Sharon) Porter, Cheryl Porter (John) Wheeler, Patricia Porter (Alan) Filyaw and Mark (Cindy) Porter; ten grandchildren, John Christopher Wheeler, Anna Marie Wheeler, Jeremiah Wheeler, Joshua Wheeler, Sarah Wheeler, Joseph Wheeler, James Wheeler, Rachel Wheeler, Haley Porter and Zac Porter.
Bill was a graduate of Rhea County High School. He attended Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville, Tenn. and was a graduate of The University of Tennessee College of Law. He was a member of the Tennessee Bar Association of Trial Lawyers.
Bill’s working career included a number of years as an insurance claims adjuster in Chattanooga, Tenn., Raleigh, N.C. and a practicing attorney in Chattanooga, Nashville and Dayton, Tenn. for a period of 30 years.
Bill was a former member of Red Bank Baptist in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he served as Sunday School Teacher and department superintendant. Additionally, while at Judson Baptist in Nashville, Tenn., he assisted in organizing the beginning church at Hickory Hollow Baptist Church. He was a former member of First Baptist Church in Dayton and was a current member of Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City, where he served as Sunday School Teacher for a period of time.
Mr. Porter was also a member of the Board of Directors of Rhea Medical Center, where he served as chairman of the board for a period of time.
There will be a one hour visitation to begin at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5, at Wolf Creek Baptist Church in Spring City followed by the funeral services at 2 p.m. Interment will be at Porter Cemetery, located on the family farm on Porter Lake Road.
The following men have graciously consented to be pallbearers for the service: Ken Croom, Harold Fisher, Curt Fisher, Grover Parks, Ronnie Raper, Bill Holland, Harv Sanders, Danny Maxwell and Chip Diamond. Honorary pallbearers will be Mr. Porter’s grandsons.
Rev. Paul Forgey, pastor of Wolf Creek Baptist Church will be officiating.
Vaughn Funeral Home, Spring City is in charge of arrangements. www.vaughn-funeral-home.com.
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