Harold Duane Porter, 84, of Vincent, passed away at 10:45 a.m. on Saturday (July 21, 2012) at Marietta Memorial Hospital.
He was born on May 4, 1928, in Washington County, a son of Herbert Russell and Marion Virginia Kenney Porter. He was founder of Marietta Typewriter Inc. that later became Best Office Machine and was a member of Bartlett Masonic Lodge # 293.
On April 12, 1947, he married Lillian Vaughn Elliott who survives with one daughter, Jonna L. Curry of Belpre; and one brother Jim Porter of Medina, Ohio; and three sisters, Joyce Allis of Johnstown, Ohio, Janine Caid of Tucson, Ariz., and Dawn Ingraham of Medina, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, JoAnne Porter.
He was a loving, caring person who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.
A memorial service will be held on Friday (Aug. 3) at 1 p.m. at Veto Presbyterian Church, 4574 State Route 339, Vincent. McClure-Schafer-Lankford Funeral Home is assisting the family and online condolences may be sent at www.mslfuneralhome.com.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are requested to Veto Presbyterian Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 158, Vincent, Ohio, 45784.