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Charles W. “Charlie” Porter, Jr.

August 21, 1948 - July 24, 2021

Charles W. “Charlie” Porter, Jr., age 72, of Newark, DE, passed away on Saturday, July 24, 2021.

Born in Milford, DE on August 21, 1948, he was a son of Harriet (Spayd) Porter and the late Charles W. Porter, Sr. Charlie proudly served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War. After his service, he worked General Motors as a metal finisher until his retirement.

In his spare time, he enjoyed working, driving, and riding in his 1964 Stringray Corvette. Charlie was a huge Philly Sports fan and enjoyed watching thoroughbred horse racing. An avid gardener, he spent much of his time tending to his robust vegetable garden. When not in his garden, Charlie could be found making improvements to his home and was considered a “Jack of all Trades’. Charlie prided himself on his ability to fix anything. Above all, he loved his family and time spent when they could all come together.

In addition to his father, Charlie was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Kristopher T. Kunkle. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Teressa (Wright) Porter of Newark; daughters, Christa M. Porter of Smyrna and Amy L. Kunkle of Wilmington; brothers, Kenneth A. Porter (Gail) of Kingsport, TN, Robert A. Porter (Maureen) of Wilmington, and David B. Porter of Wilmington; grandson, Jason C. Triviets (Mhargo); and great-granddaughter, Scarlett Rose Triviets.

A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Friday, July 30, 2021 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 W. Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held at 10 am on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE. Face coverings will be required for all those in attendance not immunized with the COVID-19 vaccine per the CDC and Governor of Delaware.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Charlie’s memory to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758516, Topeka, KS 66675 or online by clicking here.

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8 Condolences for Charles W. “Charlie” Porter, Jr.

  • My deepest condolences. Charlie was a joy to be around weather checking out the garden or just chit chatting in general. You are all in my prayers.

  • We are so sorry for the families loss.We hope you find comfort in your memories with him.

  • You will be missed my friend. Sunday Football and Horse Racing days @Porter’s will not be the same without you. But you will be there in spirit. God Bless. Rest Easy My Friend

  • Theresa, Amy, and family
    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss of Charlie. He was a loving husband and father to is children, who all love him so much. You are in my heart and prayers.
    Lena Palmer Gilkey and family

  • I was so saddened to hear the news about Uncle Charlie, but so blessed to have good memories of my last visit with him. My prayers go out to all my family during this sad time.

  • I am a Delaware Real Estate Agent who had the pleasure of meeting Mr. and Mrs. Porter. I had a listing appointment to sell their home and downsize to a ranch. I was the lucky agent who was picked, and I couldn’t of been happier. Charlie and Teressa were the type of people who you just became close to and felt like you knew them forever. Charlie loved his classic cars and was so excited when we found him and Teressa not only a ranch home but a detached 2 car garage for Charlies toys . I even picked out a sign for his garage that said: Charlies’ garage always open and had a classic car on the sign. He was very happy with it. We had a lot of fun looking at homes together and was very happy that we found the right one. I know from his daughter who had called me to give me this sad news that they both loved their new home. I want to give my condolences and strength to Teressa and all his family and close friends during this emotional time. One thing I will remember is Charlie’s contagious smile and his funny sense of humor. And by the way I always told Charlie his name was my favorite male name. He would smile ❤️

  • To a wonderful man who proudly served his country, and truly loved his family. May you R.I.P. Charlie. Our condolences, to his loving family, and friends. Love, Dale, Vicki, and Amanda.

  • May the good Lord be with you. Thank you for your service to our nation and for bringing such a wonderful family into our presence. God bless you and your family.