MANNING - Samuel Holland Porter, 91, widower of Doris Toole Porter, died on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.
Born on May 13, 1926, in Charlotte, North Carolina, he was a son of the late Charles Howard Porter Sr. and Hannah Holland Porter. He was a U.S. Army World War II veteran and served in Gen. Douglas McArthur's Honor Guard. He was a charter member of the Steele Creek Volunteer Fire Department and he retired from Eastern Airlines as an operations agent with 27 years of service. After he retired, he worked as a shuttle bus driver for the Charlotte-Douglas Airport for 10 years. He was a member of and loved his church family at Grace Christian Fellowship Church.
He is survived by three daughters, Catherine P. Dover of Lancaster, Ann P. Walters of Manning and Judith P. Calhoun (Glenn) of Waukesha, Wisconsin; a brother, William N. Porter of Tampa, Florida; and four grandchildren, JudithAnn Dover, James P. Dover (Christina), Mary Elizabeth Calhoun and Denise Marie Calhoun.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday at Grace Christian Fellowship Church with the Rev. Mike Murdoch officiating.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service from 10 to 11 a.m. in the church fellowship hall and other times at the residence, 1804 Strickland Road, Manning.
A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday at Steele Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Memorials may be made to Grace Christian Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 702, Manning, SC 29102 or the Alzheimer's Association, P.O. Box 96011, Washington, DC 20090-6011.
Stephens Funeral Home & Crematory, 304 N. Church St., Manning, is in charge of arrangements, (803) 435-2179. www.stephensfuneralhome.org