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Donald L. Porter, 93, of Marietta passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at Harmar Place in Marietta. He was born on March 30, 1924 in Marietta, a son of Raymond and Lulu Leibrand Porter.
Don retired in 1989 from Kardex where he was a cost accountant. He also worked for Marietta Paint and Color for twenty-six years. Don was a fifty-year plus member of Masonic Lodge #390 F.&A.M., Valley of Cambridge Scottish Rite, Marietta Shrine Club, Aladdin Temple, the Elks Club, and the Moose Lodge. For over fifty years Don served as fishing and hunting license contractor and trustee of the Washington County Fish and Game Club. Don was in charge of purchasing prizes for the annual Fishing Derby so that every participant would receive a prize. The Fishing Derby continues each May at the club in Whipple. In his earlier years, Don enjoyed playing softball, hunting and fishing. More recently, He continued to enjoy a good card game with friends.
On August 16, 1948 he married Dorothy Fulton who preceded him in death in 2012. The couple has two sons, Steve (Teresa) and Alan (Sherry) both of Marietta. He has five grandchildren: Chris (Darcie) Porter, Todd (Sara) Porter, Alan Porter, Andy (Kassie) Porter and Autumn (Tyler) Eppley. There are four great-grandchildren: Henry, Audrey, Eva and Sarina Porter. Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother, Richard.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, July 18th at First Congregational Church, 318 Front Street in Marietta with Rev. Linda Steelman officiating with a burial to follow in Mound Cemetery. Friends may call at Hadley Funeral Home, Reno Chapel on Monday, July 17th, from 2-4 pm and 6-8 pm. The Masonic Rite will be held on Monday evening at 8:00 PM.
The family wishes to extend sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff at Harmar Place especially Patsy, Jennie and John. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Devola Volunteer Fire Department, 1286 Masonic Park Dr., 1286 Masonic Park Rd, Marietta, OH 45750, or to the Washington Co. Fish and Game Club, 101 Lancaster St., Marietta, OH 45750.
Online condolences may be made at www.hadleyfh.com.


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Visitation

Monday

17

Jul

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hadley Funeral Home - Pike, Marietta

1021 Pike St.
Marietta, OH 45750

Service

Tuesday

18

Jul

10:00 AM
First Congregational Church

318 Front Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750

Graveside

Tuesday

18

Jul

11:00 AM
Mound Cemetery

5th Street
Marietta, Ohio 45750

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