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.