William Baxter Porter Jr.

 

April 1, 2019

William Baxter Porter Jr., 93, passed away at Plantation Estates, in Matthews, N.C., March 9, 2019.

Born Dec. 23, 1925, in Danville, Ill., he is the son of William B. Porter Sr. and Hazel Morrison Porter. He graduated from Riverside-Brookfield High School, called to active duty in 1943 and assigned to the Purdue University V-12 program. He joined Phi Kappa Si fraternity and played in the Purdue Marching Band and Symphonic Band.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering in 1946, and then on to Newport, R.I., for training aboard the USS Columbia. He served i...



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