Robert Lansing Porter, Sr, 93

  • Robert Porter, Sr.
    Robert Porter, Sr.

    Robert Lansing Porter Sr. (Billy), 93, of Highland Heights, Kentucky passed away with his family by his side on September 27, 2020, just one week shy of his 94th birthday.
    Bob was born and raised in Morgan, KY. Bob was a retired businessman, and he spent 39 years building and running one of the largest distributors of wholesale automotive parts in the tri-state.
    Bob served in the United States Marine Corps as a corporal, was an expert marksman, and received an honorable medical discharge.
    His expert marksmanship was witnessed throughout his life while hunting with his family and large group of loyal friends. With a .22 caliber rifle he could break a hickory nut thrown in the air.
    Bob was a member of The American Legion Post 277, Department of Kentucky & Walton-Verona lodge number 719.
    He had an uncanny ability at math and could quickly add the most complex equations in record speed.
    Bob was a member of the Florence United Methodist Church. He was a devoted Christian, husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
    Bob was preceded in death by his wife Alberta (married for 69 years), brothers Plumas Porter and Ben Porter, sisters Irene Jenkins and Eleanor Smith, and grandson Jared Bastin Porter.
    He is survived by his daughter Brenda Tackett (Ron); sons Robert Porter Jr. (Connie), Bart Porter (Emily); sister Christine Antrobus; grandchildren Shawn Murdock, Owen Tackett, Amber Lester, Robert Porter III, Logan Porter, Adelyn Porter, Juliet Porter; great-grandchildren Megan Loschiavo, Patrick Lester, Lawson Murdock, Abigail Lester, Aiden Tackett, Maclain Murdock, Hanna Tackett, Henry Lester, Lansing Porter, and many beloved nieces and nephews.
    Bob was such a kind person and always enjoyed cooking for family gatherings, fishing and hunting trips with family and friends, and watching UK basketball and the Cincinnati Reds.
    The forced isolation and quarantine caused by the coronavirus in nursing homes significantly contributed to the rapid decline in health of Bob and others.
    Service was held on Oct 5, 2020 at the Florence United Methodist Church with restrictions on the visitation due to covid. The burial ceremony and full USMC Color Guard immediately followed the funeral at the Johns Hills Cemetery, Wilder KY.
    Memorial donations requested to Johns Hill Cemetery (non-profit), PO Box 72844, Newport, KY 41072 or Florence United Methodist Church (non-profit), 8585 Old Toll Road, Florence, KY 41042 or Bedside Campers, Inc. (non-profit), 541 Buttermilk Pike, Suite 500, Crescent Springs, KY 41017-5710
    The Porter family would like to publicly thank both the Erlanger Baptist Village Care Center and Chris Grubbs of the Chambers & Grubbs Funeral Home for their excellent care of Bob and Alberta Porter.