Milton Lee Porter, 70, of Midland passed away Monday, March 18, 2013.
He was born Monday, Nov. 30, 1942 in Pelham to Robert Lee Porter and Etta Jess McMullan. He served in the Navy from 1962 to 1968. In 1965 he married his sweetheart Jodie Porter. Milton owned his own landscaping business.
He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Larry Porter.
Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife of 47 years, Jodie Porter; sons, Julius Watson and wife Audrey of Big Spring, Kenneth Watson of Midland, Milton Porter, Jr. of New York, N.Y. and Robert Porter and wife Lillian of Midland; daughters, Rosie Scott and husband Shawn of Midland and Pamela Coleman and husband Ceromie of Midland; brothers, Kenneth Porter and wife Juana of West Covina, Calif. and Leonard Porter and wife Kolisha of Odessa; sisters, Patricia Porter and Kathy Porter both of Midland; uncle, J.B. Porter and wife Katherine of Pelham; aunt, Katherine Thomas of Midland; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
He will lie in state at Ellis Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday, March 22, 2013.
A funeral service has been scheduled at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 23, 2013 at Greater St. Luke A.M.E., 401 S. Adams, Midland, with Pastor James Greene officiating. Interment will follow at Resthaven Memorial Park. Online condolences may be offered at www.ellisfunerals.com.