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Mike Porter

March 15, 1956 – August 18, 2017

Mike Porter
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Obituary for Mike Porter

Mike Porter, age 61, born and lived in Murphysboro, Illinois, all his life. He died at his home Friday, August 18, 2017.

Mike was born on March 15, 1956, to Henry Porter and Elda (Albers) Porter, graduated from Murphysboro High School and married Janet Stone on October 27, 1978.

Mike graduated from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale with a bachelor's degree from the Department of Agriculture. He worked for the State of Illinois Mines and Minerals for close to thirty-nine years.

Mike is survived by the one's he loved, wife, Janet, daughter, Sarah, son, Jesse, grandson Henry Michael,
and brother Donald.

Mike is preceded in death by both parents and earlier this year his brother Henry Allen.

Mike's most cherished memories were spending the day hunting with close friends, fishing with his brother Don, growing the best corn ever and in general living a life of wonderment and love from all he knew.

His body will be cremated. There will be no services. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Lake Murphysboro State Park, and sent to the funeral home. For more information, please visit www.pettettfuneralhome.com.

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His body will be cremated and there will be no services.