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Services celebrating the life of Charles Porter will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 7, 2018, at the Chapel of Cox Funeral Home of Bastrop with Bro. Phillip McCready officiating. Interment will follow at Christ Church Cemetery under the direction of Cox Funeral Home. The family will receive friends on Friday, September 7th, beginning at 10:00 a.m. until time for services at the funeral home. Charles Vincent Porter was born January 26, 1959 at Bastrop, Louisiana to the late Harry "Bo" Porter and Norma Edith Patterson Porter. He passed away unexpectedly at his home in Bastrop on September 4, 2018. In addition to his parents Charles is preceded in death by his sister, Karen Beth Porter Whitlock; his father and mother-in-law, Roy R. "Bo" Hollier and Patsy Ann Welsh; a niece, Erika Whitlock Sutherlin; a nephew, Royce Hollier; a beloved uncle, Ray Patterson; his grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles. Having spent most of his adult years in retail, Charles leaves behind a lifetime of acquaintances from all walks of life. He always enjoyed being around young adults and trying to help them work into what they wanted to achieve in life. He owned a "card" shop where he met many young men and women that were collectors of comic books or sports cards. Later in life he was very active with the Bastrop Rams Football along with other sports teams. He helped the Rams in their quest to three consecutive state championships. Although he always seemed to be thinking of those championship teams, he also encouraged all the earlier players from the program who wanted to, to pursue playing college ball. There was never a player through the years that disappointed him. He was proud of them all, their accomplishments, and encouraged them all to have meaningful and productive lives. One special young man that made his way into Charles and his family's hearts was B.J. Wheeler. At the time B.J. was the smallest high school player Charles had ever seen! B.J. worked for the Porter family during his time in high school. Charles strived to be a good mentor to B.J. as he left for college. B.J. was a "good son" to the Porters. Now married to his wife Britnee, B.J. is the father of three daughters, Brelyn, Bayleigh, and Brooklyn whom the Porters love as their own grandchildren. B.J. proudly serves our country now in South Korea. Charles was known for his quick wit and his ability to quickly make friends, some who are lifelong friends. If you ever had the opportunity to meet him in the prime of his life, there was no one who could match Charles care and concern for seeing that his many young friends met success in their lives. He gave his time, whether it be accompanying many youngsters on trips or sharing with them some fatherly advice. He relished in these moments. Charles earned the respect of many young men for his caring ways and concern for their lives. He will be missed by all that knew him, especially his family. A very giving man, with a servant's heart, he worked many long hours to provide for his family, even spoiling them a little along the way. Charles leaves behind his wife of thirty-seven years, Kim; his daughter, Holly Camille Joiner, from his first marriage, and her husband, James Ashley "Jimmy" Joiner; his son, Charles Vincent "Bo" Porter, II; and three wonderful grandchildren, James Brooks Joiner, Bethany Camille Joiner, and Michael Roan Joiner; his brother, Randy Porter and his wife, Paula. He is also survived by his nephews, nieces and great-nephews and nieces, Justin Randall Porter and his children, Kacey, Ryan, and Katie Porter; Ashley Brooke Porter Hill, her husband Chris, and their children, Hannah, Payge, and Brooke; Stacy Porter Yokum, her husband, Jeff, and their children, Austin, Lauren, and Andrew; Whit Whitlock, his wife Tammy, and their daughter, Whitney Beth Whitlock; Cooper Whit Tucker, Madison Leigh Tucker, Carly Sutherlin, and John Michael Sutherlin; brother-in-law, Randy Hollier and his children, Reece and Randice; a host of extended family and numerous friends. Serving as pallbearers will be Dickie Gilley, Korea Davis, Phillip Simmons, Earl Thaxton, Kenneth Raspberry, and Adrian Burnett.
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