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Darrell PorterDecember 9, 1930 ~ November 29, 2017 (age 86)
Darrell Porter, 86, passed away with family by his side on November 29, 2017. He was born on October 9, 1930, on the Clark Settlement Road in Merrill, Maine, the son of Perley and Leah Porter. He graduated from Oakfield High in 1949. He attended the University of Maine, Cornel University and Armstrong School in Peru.
He served in the army during the Korean War, worked at many occupations from farming, paper mill, carpenter, Maine Breeding Corps, North East Airlines and many years in the floor covering business.
He enjoyed many sports, especially watching his grandchildren and great grandchildren play. He was also an accomplished artist in oil painting.
He was predeceased by his sisters Marilyn Radcliffe and Eldora Carter, his parents, his son Markum Porter, brother-in-law Bruce Cater.
He is survived by his wife Norma, step son Ken Carlson and his wife Laurie, step daughter Pati Carlson, granddaughters Amanda and Jenny. Granddaughter Melissa Smart and husband Dan. Granddaughter Katie Carlson, grandson K.C. Carlson, great grandchildren, Noah and Max Shibley, Dominic Smart, Sophia Carlson, Freya, Hanna and Asa Carlson.
Committal services will be held with full Military Honors on Tuesday, December 5th at 2pm at the New Maine Veterans Memorial Cemetery Chapel on Mt. Vernon Rd, Augusta.
Arrangements are under the care of Staples Funeral Home 53 Brunswick Ave, Gardiner, ME 04345.