STANLEY BRENSON PORTER, age 89 of Kodak, Tennessee, passed into eternity on September 16, 2020, at his home. He was born on March 16, 1931, in Memphis, Tennessee. Stanley married the love of his life, Margie, on November 6, 1951, and enjoyed 68 years of life together until Margie’s passing on New Year’s Day of this year. Their marriage was a testament to their constant devotion to each other and to their Lord Jesus Christ. Stanley was not only a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, but he was also a mentor to many people throughout his life; his life bore witness to his strong faith. His career was in television production, stage production, creative writing, art and advertising; but his heart was for God, country, family and friends. Stanley was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps who served as a Staff Sergeant during the Korean War. He loved his country and all who served in the military, and his devotion to both continued throughout his life by assisting other veterans in navigating their journey through civilian life. Semper Fi.
Stanley was preceded in death by wife, Marjorie McDonald Porter, his parents, Stanley Brenson Sr., and Clowel McDougal Porter and his only sibling, sister Jean Porter Johnson.
He is survived by his daughter Lisa Porter Bryant and husband Dale Bryant, son Mark Porter and wife Kelly, grandchildren, Jessica Bryant Walker (Joshua), Charles Porter Bryant (Amy), Hunter Neal Porter (Stephanie), and Nathan Stanley Porter, great-grandchildren, Nick, Isadora, Josephine, Caleb, Hudson, Lucas, Emma Lee and Beau, and special family friend Hollie Rogers. The family gives heartfelt thanks to the many family members, church family, friends, and caregivers who ministered and comforted Stanley during the past several months.
Graveside services with full military honors will be held at Resthaven Memorial Gardens on Monday, September 21, 2020, at 11:00am. Arrangements by Farrar Funeral Home, Dandridge.