Richard “Toad” Porter
December 20, 1935 ‒ December 10, 2019
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 SnyderFuneralHomes.com.