Ronald Edgar Porter 81 of Blountville, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, November 14, 2016.
Ron was an undergraduate at Bucknell University in the ROTC program and then served in the US Army honorably leaving its service as a Major. He earned his Master’s Degree from UT Knoxville. Prior to his passing he was involved with the Safe Surfin’ Foundation as Director of Research, and as a consultant and researcher. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Police.
Survivors include his loving wife of 53 years, Dorothy “Dot” Porter of the home; his son, Lloyd E. A. Porter and wife, Jerosha; daughter, Serena Katherine Porter and a sister, Victoria K. Porter.
Calling hours will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 5 – 7 pm at Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport.
A funeral service will be conducted on Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 7 pm in the funeral home with Pastor David Salley, officiating.
Military graveside services will be held at 11:30 am on Friday, November 18, 2016 at Mountain Home National Cemetery, Mountain Home, Tennessee with the American Legion Post #3 & #265. Those attending are asked to meet at the funeral home at 10:30 am.
Carter-Trent Funeral Home, downtown Kingsport is serving the Porter family.