Melvin Eugene PorterJanuary 8th, 2020
Melvin Eugene Porter, 94, of Russellville, passed away Monday, December 23, 2019 at Osage Beach Healthcare and Rehab. He was born May 11, 1925. He was a World War II veteran. Melvin is the last of 16 children born to the late William H. and Blanche Mae (Bilyeau) Porter. In 1945 he was united in marriage to Margaret Elizabeth (Fisher) Porter. Melvin and Margaret were big truck farmers for years. Preceding him in death are his parents and wife of 68 years, seven brothers: Richard, Raymond, Ebbenezer, Robert, Cecil, Kenneth and Aubrey Lee; eight sisters: June Rose Klein, Ruby Kusgen, Linnie Dutcher, Dora Anna Sperber, Elsie Hohman, Opal Ellison, Dorothy Russell, Jane Reimler; and son-in-law, Howard Carender. Survivors include his daughter: Connie Carender; granddaughter: Jody Carender; step-grandson: Dale Carender; great-grandchildren: Kenzie, Keva, Tiri, Bear, Liam, and Marty Carender; one sister-in-law, Herma Porter; and many nieces and nephews. A Celebration of His Life will be held on Saturday, January 18, 2020 from 1-3 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Mo. Per his wishes, his body has been cremated. Memorials in his name are suggested in care of the family. Arrangements are under the direction and care of Phillips Funeral Home of Eldon, Mo.