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William Welch Porter Jr.

January 18, 1949 ~ September 3, 2019 (age 70)


It is said, “Tuesday’s child is full of grace”.  William Welch Porter, Jr., aged 70, came into the world on Tuesday, 18 January 1949 and moved on to his next adventure on Tuesday, 3 September 2019.

William was a kind and gracious gentleman and a gentle man who loved and was loved.  His grace and life touched many people and he was a role model for his brothers, his nieces and nephews, his brothers- and sisters-in-law and his many friends.

William is preceded in death by his mother, Betty Glenn Porter, and survived by his wife, Tonya Reichle Porter, his father, William Welch Porter, his brothers, Stephen (Katy) Porter and Timothy Porter, his brothers-in-law, Don (Paula) and Ralph (Amy) Reichle, his sister-in-law, Renee (Mark) Chmiel and nieces and nephews, John Porter, Annie Porter, William Reichle, Caroline Chmiel and Charlie and Henry Reichle.

He will be missed.

Friends are invited to join William’s family for:

William W. Porter, Jr.

Celebration of Life

Saturday, 28 September 2019 @ 4:00 p.m.

Eve @ The B.O.B.

20 Monroe Avenue N.W., Grand Rapids, Michigan


Parking is available @ various ramps/meters

Easiest access is the Ottawa-Fulton Parking Ramp

@ 50 Ottawa Avenue NW

In lieu of flowers, donations to the

Children’s Advocacy Center Healing Garden are welcomed.

(in comments, please note that your donation is to honor William Porter)

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Celebration of Life
September 28, 2019

4:00 PM
20 Monroe Avenue N.W.
Grand Rapids, MI 49503


Children's Advocacy Center Healing Garden
2855 Michigan St NE, Grand Rapids MI 49506
Tel: 1-616-336-5160

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