Age 90 of Elwood, passed away peacefully Saturday morning, December 15, 2018 at his residence, with family at his side.
Born March 25, 1928 in Oakwood, Illinois, Bobby Dean was a son of Cecil and Tony (Stump) Porter. He was raised and educated in Jamesburg and went on to be a Navy Veteran who served proudly on the USS Southerland.
Bob was a village employee for many years in Elwood. He always had a smile on his face and a story to tell.
Survivors include his children: Michael (Rita) Porter of Gilbert, Arizona, and Colleen Porter and Kevin Porter, both of Elwood; three grandchildren: Bryan (Dana) Porter of Wichita, Kansas, Breanne (Dave) Wells of Danville, Illinois and Brooke Elizabeth Porter (special friend, Daron Phillips) of Clarksville, Tennessee; several great grandchildren; one sister, Joan West of Danville, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Bob was preceded in death by his parents; several brothers and sisters; his loving wife Evelyn on December 15, 2005 and his devoted dog, Mr. Harley.
Per Bob’s wishes cremation rites have been accorded.
Inurnment with full military honors provided by the United States Navy, will be in Danville National Cemetery in Danville, Illinois on Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Bob’s memory to Joliet Area Community Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, Illinois 60431 or to a charity of the donor’s choosing.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs or share Bob’s memorial page online by logging onto: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com/notices/Robert-Porter
Cremation services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington. (815-476-2181)