Rowland E. Porter

October 29, 1934 ‒ September 30, 2017

Mount Vernon, Ohio

Rowland E. Porter, age 82, of Mount Vernon passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2017 at the Country Court Nursing Home.

He was born on October 29, 1934 in Mount Vernon to the late Clinton and Elma (Kinney) Porter. Rowland owned and operated Rowland Specialty Company.  He was a member of the Amvets Post 95 Mount Vernon, V.F.W. Post 4027, American Legion 65 Coshocton, Army/Navy Garrison 628 Coshocton, Elks Lodge Coshocton, Moose Lodge 824 Mount Vernon, Eagles Lodge 760, Korean War Vets Association and the 25th Infantry Association.  Rowland was a veteran serving in the United States Army during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife Patricia (Bryan) Porter; two sons, Joseph Porter, Jon Porter; and his sister Kathleen (John) Brown.

In keeping with Rowland’s wishes, there will be no calling hours. The family will observe a private service.

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  • Dear Pat, Joe, and Jon, We are sending you our deepest sympathy and friendship. You took such good care of Gene, and now he is free of his illness, and a good soul is headed for Heaven. He will be missed and we hope that fond memories will help you get through this trying time. Boys, please stay close to your Mom — she is special. A good friend!!! Sincerely, Susan (Nash) and Dick Huggins/Fredericktown

  • To Joe and all your family. I’m so sorry for your loss! I. Will be praying for Gods peace and comfort to fill your heart and soul. Love to you.

  • Tim and I sorry, Joe, for you and your family. May the love and memories to keep your heart open and spirit singing.

  • My best wishes for a speedy healing from the pain, sorrow and emptiness a loss of this magnitude brings. Strength lies in memories as well as sorrow. Be stronger than sad every chance you get.

  • My thoughts are with you all. Thinking back to the Rowland days are always fond. Sorry for your loss enjoy the good times

  • So sorry for the Porter family. My thoughts are with you!
    from Joe and Krysti Kilcoyne

  • Pat – Our condolences on the loss of Gene. He fought a long battle. If you need anything, give us a call.

  • My condolences to the whole Porter family. He was a special man and will be missed. I always enjoyed his company. You are in my thoughts.

  • Dear Pat: Our sincere sympathy in your loss. Martha and
    I are keeping you, the family nd Gene in our prayers.

  • Dear Pat and Family,
    Was so sorry to see in the paper of your loss. Take heart. Time will soften the edges and ease your burden. Thinking of you and your in my thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Jane Hoffman