Eural Earnest Porter, Sr. was born to the late Rev. Oliver Vann Porter, Sr. and Elizabeth D. Porter on July 26, 1928.
He accepted Christ under the leadership of his father, Rev. Oliver Vann Porter, Sr. and was a lifelong member of St. James United Methodist Church. He faithfully served until his health failed.
He attended Hooper City High School and was drafted into the U.S. Army while attending college. He served his country and fought in the Korean War.
On December 21, 1955 Eural was united in holy matrimony to the love of his life, Roena Sledge Porter. To this union two children were born.
In 1973, Eural, along with his cousins Cleo Washington and Joel Washington, served as Manager of the baseball team, The Warrior A’s. They were classified as one of the best teams in Warrior. The team participated in the National Tournament in Cincinnati, OH and finished in second place. Under his leadership, The Warrior A’s have a signed baseball in the Negro Baseball Hall of Fame.
He retired in February of 1999 after 41 years of employment with the U.S. Postal Service. He was known as “Governor” to his coworkers.
Eural made his transition from this earthly life at his home on October 12, 2018. He was a true matriarch to his family.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, Rev. Oliver Vann Porter, Sr. and Elizabeth D. Porter; spouse, Roena S. Porter; and his siblings, Ruby Porter, Amy Porter, Benjamin Porter, Sherry O. Porter, Rev. Oliver V. Porter, Jr., Darcus Singleton, Etheridge J. Porter and Adeline Robinson.
He leaves to cherish his memory: a devoted daughter and caregiver, Darlene Michell Harris of Warrior, AL; a loving son, Eural Earnest (Alesia) Porter, Jr. of Austell, Ga; six grandchildren, Alvin (Teffeny) Wright, William M. (Faneisha) Dudley, Jr., Amanda R (Joseph) Hill, Nicolus E. Porter, Michael I. Porter, Bethany C. Porter, Laurel Porter, Essence Porter, and Autumn Porter; ten great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Willie Marie Porter; faithful cousin, Stella Jackson, a special nephew, Duane B. Porter; special friends, James Carlton, Watt Wells and Tommy Scottland; three young men that were like grandsons, Wendell Watts, Tavares Watts and Bobby Powell and a host of other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.