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Virgil E. Porter
Salem, IN: Virgil E. Porter, age 88, passed away at his residence on Saturday, August 13, 2016. He was born March 18, 1928 in Greenville, Indiana to Harry E. and Margaret (Ferber) Porter.

On January 17, 1952 he married JoAnn (Pruitt) Porter she later proceeded him in death.

Virgil worked at Alcan Aluminum as a mill operator in Louisville, Kentucky where he retired after 38 years.

He loved being with family, fishing, auctioning, and being in the woods. He enjoyed being outdoors gardening, farming, and mowing the lawn. Virgil was nicknamed Zebco Man by his fishing and auctioning friends. He loved buying fishing reels and fixing them especially Zebco 33’s.

He is proceeded in death by his parents, wife, One daughter; Mary Margaret, One Grandson; Aaron Wheeler, Three sisters; Agnes White, Marie Vaught, and Bea Milligan, Three brothers; Gerald Porter, Walter Porter, and Elmer Porter.

He is survived by his children; Joyce Ann Wheeler of Vallonia Indiana, David Porter of Fredricksburg, Indiana, Bonnie (Jerry) Huff of Pekin, Indiana, Bonita (Jim) Strickland of Fredricksburg, Indiana, Rita (Charles) Herbert of Pekin, Indiana, Daniel (Theresa) Porter of New Salisbury, Indiana, Anita Setser of Salem, Indiana, Stephen Porter of Pekin, Indiana, His companion; Kathy Haub, Two brothers; Harry Porter (Anna Ruth) of Salem, Indiana, Leonard (Donna) Porter of Mitchell, Indiana, One sister; Mary Frances (Joe) Clipp of Columbus, Indiana, 18 Grandchildren; Jessica, Melissa, Jason, Darick, Devan, Dexter, Michael, Megan, Ashley, Matthew, Daniel, Dusty, Shea, Samantha, Amanda, Gabriel, Kenny, Aaron, and 19 Great-Grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, August 17, 2016 at 1 p.m. at Love Funeral Home with burial to follow in St. Michaels Cemetery.

Visitation will be Tuesday August 16, 2016 from 2 – 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral at Love Funeral Home.