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Taylor-Theller Funeral Home
Monday December 20th, 2021
5:00pm - 8:00pm

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Taylor-Theller Funeral Home
Tuesday December 21st, 2021
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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James R. Porter

James R. "Jim" Porter, age 75 of Amanda passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021, at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born February 2, 1946, in West Jefferson, NC, the son of the late Joseph G. and Myrtle R. (McCoy) Porter. He was a member of the Circleville First Church of Christ in Christian Union and was self-employed for many years as a dry wall finisher. Jim's passion was stock car racing. He raced for over 30 years, driving the #2 car until 1999. His life was simple; he loved working outdoors and could fix anything with his hands. Jim loved talking about Jesus with anyone who would listen.

He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Susan (Welch) Porter; children, David (Mary) Porter, of Laurelville, Amy (Matt) Sahr, of Stoutsville, Wesley J. Strickler, of Amanda, and Eric S. Strickler, of Phoenix, AZ; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brother, Jerry (Anita) Porter, of Amanda; sisters, Betty (Jim) Smith, of Stoutsville, Ruth (George) Boll, of Chillicothe and Mary (David) Anderson, of Amanda; several nieces and nephews; his beloved dog, Minnie. He is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Joe Porter; and nephew, Alan Smith.

Funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at Taylor-Theller Funeral Home, Amanda with Pastor Jay Neff officiating. Interment will follow at Amanda Township Cemetery. Family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Condolences may be made at www.taylortheller.com.

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Sympathy Gift courtesy of Erin Simpson. Group of 10 Memorial Trees Planted In Loving Memory of James R. Porter.

Erin Simpson Dec 19 2021 10:22 AM

We are so very sorry to hear of Jim's passing. We adored Jim, we thought the world of him. We will miss you Jim, your smile and your desire to help anybody. You're in a better place. Godspeed Jim and God bless your family.

Marianne Morgan Dec 17 2021 6:44 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Porter

Mary Anderson Dec 17 2021 4:14 PM

Susan and all, So so sorry to hear about Jim. May the LORD give each of you HIS peace in your time of sorrow is our prayer ...

Larry/Sharon Hodgson Dec 17 2021 11:26 AM

Susan , David , Amy. So Sad to hear of Jim's passing. I will always cherish the happy memories when we were young. " Coming down to the farm". Love to all of you

Gary Anderson Dec 17 2021 8:48 AM

I am so very sorry. I know the loss is great and your heart is aching. Your love for Jim was strong and that is why it hurts so much. You took such good care of him. Its time to take care of you. Love you.

Elizabeth Dec 16 2021 9:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of James Porter

Arley & Lisa Moss Dec 16 2021 8:56 PM

So sorry for your lost I will miss the time we spent with Bette and Dewright and you and Jim.

Pauline Jacobs Dec 16 2021 5:44 PM

Susan, Amy & Dave, sorry to here of Jim's passing. May you try n find peace at this time knowing Jim is surely at the track in heaven giving it his all!

Todd Beery Dec 16 2021 4:47 PM

Susan and family,
We are so sorry for your loss. Jim was loved by many and will be missed at church where he was a faithful follower of Christ.

Mark and Lois Taylor Dec 16 2021 4:42 PM

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