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Marvin M. Porter



Marvin M. Porter

Marvin Michael Porter, 77, of Ephrata, PA, and formerly of Virginia, passed away at Maple Farm Nursing Center, Akron, PA on Friday, September 20, 2019 after a lengthy illness.

He was the loving husband of the late Rosalie Hibshman Porter, and son of the late Robert C. and Betty C. (Burchett) Porter.

Marvin is survived by his step-son, Thomas Hornberger, step-grandson, Shane Hornberger (Rebecca), and great-granddaughters: Hope and Elizabeth; also surviving are sisters: DeLois Edwards, Loretta Stuart (Gordon), and Yvonne Taylor (Donald).

In addition to his wife and parents, Marvin was preceded in death by sisters: Dorothy Lyons, Evelyn Foster, and Naomi Burress; and brother, Dolphus Crockett Porter.

 Marvin loved to travel.  He chartered buses for 15 years and took people sightseeing to many states and Canada.

He also enjoyed music and singing.  He sang Gospel music in two different quartets.

Marvin loved to shop at Kmart, because that is where he met his wife Rosalie in Richmond, VA.

Before Marvin worked at Kmart, he worked in the field of Transportation.  While living in Pennsylvania, he worked for Bollman Hat Co., Royer Pharmacy, and Boyo Transportation,

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, September 28, 2019 at Paul L. Gravenor Home For Funerals, 100 W. Main St. Ephrata, PA 17522.  Friends will be received before the service from 10 to 11 a.m.

NOTE: please access Gravenor's parking from Church Street via West Franklin Street due to Ephrata Fair traffic pattern change.

Place of interment will be Bergstrasse Lutheran Cemetery, Ephrata, PA.



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It is Well with My Soul When peace like a river, attendeth my way; When sorrows like sea billows roll.Whatever my lot,thou hast taught me to say It is well, it is well, with my soul.It is well with my soul.It is well, it is well with my soul. - Uncle Marvin loved this song and I think it spoke to his faith in God and the peace he felt from knowing that Jesus was his beloved savior. What a blessing of confidence and resolve that "It is well, it is well with Marvin's soul". Thank you dear uncle for your testimony to me and the joy you shared through many stories about growing up in the beautiful mountains of rural Virginia. The love you had for the simple things in life and your wonderful humor will be sorely missed. Most of all, I will miss your friendship and our long phone calls about protecting our God given rights,respecting our constitution and saving our democracy in America.
~ Elizabeth Johnson
We are very sorry to hear of MM's passing. We are glad to have talked to you last week and very glad to have been able to come and see you in July. All your troubles are now gone and you are with family and friends.
~ Bill and Janet Lyons

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