Richard “Toad” Porter

December 20, 1935 ‒ December 10, 2019

Loudonville, Ohio

Richard (Dick) Allen Porter, 83, of Loudonville died December 10, 2019, following an extended illness.

Dick was born December 20, 1935, in Marion, Ohio and was the son of Marvin and Helen (Ullman) Porter. He was a 1953 graduate of Loudonville High School moving from Marion when he was 12. His parents owned and operated Porters Bakery in Loudonville. While he was in school, he played football, baseball, but his favorite was basketball. He was inducted into the Loudonville Hall of Fame in 2011 and was a member of the Loudonville 1951 undefeated football team.

He served in the U.S. Army and was a veteran of the Korean War, serving as a tank commander (Co A. 510th Tank Battalion, Seventh Army Mannheim, Germany).

Dick worked for Flxible Company for 41 years. He was a foreman in the fiberglass department and electrical department, retiring in 1996.

He was a member of the St. Peter Catholic Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the American Legion.

In his spare time, Dick enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Barbara (Bash) Porter whom he married November 24, 1960; son Dick (Cathy) Porter and daughter Mary (Scott) Zody all of Loudonville. Also, surviving are his four grandchildren Zachary (Bethany) Porter, Brock Porter, Austin Zody, and Cole Zody; one great-granddaughter Julia Porter and three great-grandsons Isaac, Vincent, and Caius Porter; his brother William (Jeanette) Edward Porter and sister-in-law Yvonne Porter.

Dick is preceded in death by his parents and his brother Jack Clarence Porter.

The Porter family will receive friends Friday, December 13, 2019, from 4 to 7 p.m. in the Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel, Loudonville with a Knights of Columbus prayer service beginning at 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held Saturday, December 14, 2019, at 10:30 a.m. in the St. Peter Catholic Church, 220 E. Butler Street, Loudonville, Ohio. Father Vincent Hawk will officiate with burial following in Loudonville Cemetery. The Loudonville American Legion and Perrysville VFW will perform military honors.

Contributions in Dick’s memory to Southern Care Hospice, the Loudonville Fire Department & EMS, or the St. Peter Catholic Church may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home- Lindsey Chapel is honored to serve Dick’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Dick. He is flying with the angels, now, and is perfectly healthy! May he rest in peace! ❤

  • So sorry to hear of the loss of a great man. Prayers being sent to the entire family. Tod & Joanne Nickles

  • Barb and Family. Condolences on the loss of your husband, father, grandfather. Always remember the family gatherings at Aunt Yvonne’s. Dick and Uncle Jacks efforts with brother Terry’s soap box Derby car. Best looking car of the bunch. The three Porter boys always held up as examples for we three Beck boys. Strong role models. May you have peace knowing Dick is at rest

  • So sorry to hear about your loss. May the memories help you get through the days ahead. Prayers for the family. Joan (Baldner) Lozier

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you Barb, Dick, and Mary in your loss. Dick’s at peace now, and it’s time for you to recuperate, Barb. God bless you.

  • Barb, Dick, Mary and family, We are deeply saddened and sorry for your loss. You will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers in the coming weeks. We hope the many cherished memories will help comfort you through these difficult times.

    God Bless

  • Barb: Condolences to you and your family. There are no words to make the heartache lighter. Just know there are many of us that wish you healing and peace in this most difficult time. We don’t ever see each other anymore, but when I think you, I smile. Your Friend, Ann

  • May God hold you all in His arms and surround you all with His precious love during your time of healing in the loss of Dick.

  • Richard was such a kind soul. Barb and Richard welcomed us with open arms as their neighbors and treated my grandchildren as their own. We loved listening to his stories. I will cherish the canvas that Richard painted for me. Love, prayers and comfort to Barb and her family. We were blessed to have Richard in our lives.