Porter, Ray Chitwood

Ray Chitwood Porter, age 89, of Piney passed away on Saturday, December 10, 2016. He was born in Wythe County on January 22, 1927, to the late Lonnie Ewing and Mabel Virginia Aker Porter. Ray was a veteran having served in the United States Navy, Member of Baker's Chapel Pentecostal Church and retired from New Jersey Zinc Company. He was preceded in death by his four brothers, Ewing, Pete, Bill and Lonnie W. Porter; sister, Beatrice Porter and his son, Danny Ray Porter. Survivors include his wife of 67 years, Claudine Coleman Porter; two sons and daughters-in-law, Daryl and Lydia Porter and Deron and Renee Porter, all of Piney; daughter and son-in-law, Vicky and John Hobson of Winchester, Ky.; daughter-in-law, Imogene Porter of Pulaski; four grandchildren, Daniel and Teresa Porter, David and Kathryn Porter, Tyler Porter, and Justin Porter; one great grandson, Samuel Danny Porter; four sisters and brother-in-law, Pauline Williams of Wytheville, Mildred Mabe of Ivanhoe, Peggy Stone of N.C., and Joyce and Charles Dickson of Fries. Funeral services were held 1 p.m. Tuesday, December 13, 2016, at Baker's Chapel Pentecostal Holiness Church with the Reverend Kenny Fields and the Reverend Jim Tunnell officiating. Interment followed at Mt. Zion Cemetery where the American Legion Post #9 conducted military graveside rites. The family received friends Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the time of the service at the Church. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.highlandfuneralservice.com Barnett Funeral Home, Wytheville, Va. is serving the Porter family.

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