David Richard Porter, 73, of Greensburg, formerly of Clay County, Indiana passed away on September 12, 2022. He was born on March 8, 1949 in Brazil, Indiana the son of Clint, Sr. and Audrie Modesitt Porter. David was a 1967 graduate of Van Buren High School and a 1972 graduate from Indiana University with a B.S. Degree in Music and General Sciences. He was a Real Estate Appraiser and a part time Farmer. As David battled cancer he took the time to recap some things that were important to him, he noted that he had a wonderful life- born the ninth of ten children. He was blessed to grow up in a large family of strong Christian faith. His Parents and older siblings taught him to read, sing, throw a ball, fish and hunt, and even pole vault. He had some amazing experience including European Travels visiting England, France, Belgium and Italy. He has seen the Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral the palace of Versailles, the Vatican, the ruins of Pompeii and the Manneken Pis (look it up). He enjoyed a mule ride down the Grand Canyon with an overnight stay at Phantom Ranch and even a trip to the Rose Bowl as a member of the Indiana University Marching Hundred. His life-love of playing the trumpet brought him into association with many amazing people.
Survivors include: Wife, Patricia Sue (Patti) Walker Porter; Siblings, Shirley Ann (Don) Lawson, James Henry Porter, Harry Lee (Ann) Porter, Wilma Jean (Wayne) Cox, and Rebecca “Kathy” Bass; Children, Meredith Ann (Rob) Keeney, Clint Arthur III (Joy) and Susan “Vickie” (Don) Keck; 10 Grandchildren, 1 Great Grandchild; Stepchildren, Michael Derheimer, Michelle (Aaron) Fitzgerald and Patrick Jon (Ann) Derheimer and 11 Step Grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his Parents; First Wife, Earlynn Sue Bell Porter; Brothers, Clint Arthur Porter, Jr. Robert Glen Porter, and William Ray Porter; Sister, Mary Ellen Burk; Nephews, Timothy Burk, James Burk, Brian Lawson, Phillip Cox, and Niece, Deborah Kim Rao.
A memorial service will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022 at 1:00 pm. John LaBissoniere will be officiating. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.gilliland-howe.com