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The Kennedy Mortuary
Saturday June 4th, 2022
10:00am - 11:00am

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Funeral Service

The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel
Saturday June 4th, 2022

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Bernard W. "Bernie" Porter

Bernard W. Porter




Bernard W. “Bernie” Porter, age 88, passed away peacefully in his sleep and went home to be with the Lord on Saturday, May 28, 2022, following a brief battle with cancer.


He was born on July 9, 1933, to the late Mildred and Walter Porter in Pennsville, Ohio and grew up in Canton, Ohio graduating in the class of 1951 from Lincoln High School. He proudly served in the Army between 1953-1955 and was the father of 5 children. Mr. Porter retired from Timken and served countless people through missionary work in South America and Philippines. He also volunteered with Hospice of Laurens County for 5 years.


In retirement he made his home in Laurens, South Carolina where he was active in his church family. He was preceded in death by his younger siblings, Phillip (Martha) and Gordon (Lola) and his daughter, Pam Patterson.


A lover of cars, tinkering and gardening, and nemesis of back yard squirrels, Bernie was also a dedicated family historian. He traced his own roots back many generations and he added to the Porter family tree with twelve grandchildren and twenty-eight great grandchildren.


He is survived by his loving wife Myra of Laurens, South Carolina, and his sister Marie Toole of Canton, as well as children, Jeff Porter (Nancy) Barb Rambaud (Clarence) Tim Porter (Lori) and Dennis Porter (Michelle).


Funeral services will be held at 11:00AM on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel conducted by Pastor Russell Addis with burial to follow at Westview Memorial Park.


The family will receive friends at The Kennedy Mortuary one hour prior to the service.


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Missions for Lakewood Family Church, 3915 Hwy 72-221 East, Greenwood, SC 29649.


Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.thekennedymortuary.com.



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Fly high with the Angles Bernie.

Alice Jones Jun 15 2022 9:17 AM

To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Bernie is now with his Lord and the family and friends who were waiting for him.

Richard Sweany Jun 15 2022 9:10 AM

Sorry about your loss of your father I can be there I have to work but prayers are with you and the family. God blessyou love ya all lisajoliat.

Lisa joliet Jun 2 2022 4:00 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Porter

Susie Allen Jun 1 2022 10:04 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Porter

Debi Patterson Jun 1 2022 6:23 PM

So sorry for your loss.
Denny and Tammy Adair

TAMMY ADAIR May 31 2022 10:13 AM

Myra I'm so sorry to here ab Passing of Bernie.I know he was a good man and great husband.My thoughts and prayers are with you and the family

Debbie king May 31 2022 1:05 AM

Our deepest sympathy for your loss. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.

Wayne & Sherry Crilow May 30 2022 10:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Bernard Porter

Emily Pitt May 30 2022 8:01 PM

Sorry for your loss Bernie was a great guy I'm so glad I got to meet him I'm so glad he was a part of my church family as well he will be missed

Richard Calkins May 30 2022 6:25 PM

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