Joseph Dean Porter

Joseph Dean Porter

Saturday, May 17th, 1952 Thursday, April 16th, 2020

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Obituary for Joseph Dean Porter

Joseph Dean Porter, 67 of Borden, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, April 16, 2020, following a battle with COVID-19 virus after triple bypass surgery earlier in March.

Joe was a beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend to many. Joe was born on May 17, 1952, to Wilma Lindsey and Walter Joseph Porter in Murphysboro, IL. Joe “Dean” was one of five very close siblings and cherished his family time.

Joe was a retired IRS employee, where he served in numerous positions of leadership. He retired as a Senior Program Manager in the computer program area in 2008. Joe’s daughter Lindsey Jo Breeden was his pride and joy.

Joe had many interests throughout his life, and anyone who met him knew he could not be idle. He had to be constantly working. Joe enjoyed working in his bees and helped several other beekeepers get started as well. He also helped build his local community parks. He loved his camping trips with family, friends, and just the guys. He was an outstanding cook and baker. He passed on his love of desserts to Lindsey, Brielle, and Caiden.

Joe was a member of Friends of the Borden Community Park, a foundation that he helped start in Borden, Indiana, and he was a member of the Borden Lions Club and the Borden Braves Foundation.

Joe is preceded in death by his parents, Wilma and Joseph Porter, a brother-in-law Ken York, nieces Misty Green and Tara Gourley, and a nephew Danny Riddle.

Joe leaves behind a large hole in the hearts of his wife Sharon Porter,
daughter Lindsey (Brian) Breeden of Clever, MO,
sisters Charlene York of Rosebud, MO, Becky (Mike) Hiser of Murphysboro, Il, Jane (Mark) Holliday of Ava, IL, brother Jim (Kathy) Porter of Murphysboro, IL;
granddaughter Brielle Breeden; grandson Caiden Robertson,
Sharon’s daughters Chelsea, Jen and Victoria,
nieces and nephews, and many other close relatives.

Joe will be laid to rest at Goodbread Cemetery in Gorham, IL with private family services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Friends of Borden Community Park, % Pettett Funeral Home, 1418 South Street, Murphysboro, IL 62966.

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He will be laid to rest at Goodbread Cemetery, Gorham, Illinois, with private family services

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Brian Rachford

Joe, words cannot truly express how much I miss you. I can only imagine that the tree that is planted is a Maple Tree. I love you Joe!
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Darwin Eldridge

Sharon, you have my condolences in the passing of Joe. Take care, Darwin Eldridge
Comment | Posted at 09:07pm via Condolence

Sandy Thompson

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What a great man. I am glad I got to know him. You are all in my prayers.
Comment | Posted at 05:46pm via Condolence

Jill Warner

Sharon, I'm so sorry for your loss. Jill Warner
Comment | Posted at 02:08pm via Condolence

Ed Snyder

The family of Joe Porter, I grew up in Harrison hanging around with Dean and Dennis Ebersolh, will always have great memories of our hikes on Saturdays or Sundays, and our camping trips. My sympathy to you all.
Ed Snyder
Comment | Posted at 06:58pm via Condolence

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