Mr. Charles E. Porter, 78, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, May 25th, at home following a long illness. He was born on November 13th, 1943 in Winding Gulf, WV, to the late Frank and Minnie Porter.
He was involved in the sheet metal trade for forty years. He was very involved in the labor union and held the office of Business Manager for Sheet Metal Workers Local #2 before his retirement in 2002.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Minnie Porter; six brothers and four sisters. He is survived by his wife of fifty-seven years, Mary Jo, and two daughters; Vickie Hiner of Climax Springs, MO; Kim & Doug Henderson of DeSoto, KS; three grandsons; Duncan Henderson of Lawrence, KS, Cody & Tyler Hiner of Liberty, MO, and one granddaughter, Kori Henderson of Overland Park, KS; two sisters, Reva Cooper of Zephyrhills, FL and Shirley Seville of Ashburn, VA. He also leaves numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Charles loved to fish and hunt but most of all to play poker. He had a group of his best buddies to play online poker for fun. He always had lots of play money in his account and often found it necessary to share his winnings with friends.
He was a former member of the Odd Fellows and had lively card games with fellow members at their meetings. He was also a member of the local Moose Lodge.
Services will be held June 3rd at Johnson County Memorial Chapel, 11200 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS. Visitation is from 6 to 7 p.m. with the Memorial Service to follow. (PLEASE wear a mask while in attendance per the families request)
The Memorial Service will be livestreamed for those unable to attend and the link to the livestream is listed below. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Working Families Fund , 1021 Pennsylvania Av e in attendance) enue, Kansas City, MO 64106