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Jim Porter

March 7, 1952 — January 25, 2022

Jim Porter

          Jim Porter, 69, of Irondale, passed away January 25, 2022, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington.  He was born a Democrat on March 7, 1952, in Ironton, to the late James Luke and Lorene Ellen (Cauley) Porter.  Jim was a member of the Masonic Lodge #598 in Leadwood and was of Baptist faith.  He had several accomplishments, such as; working for Doe Run Company, longtime owner of KYRO Radio, founding director of Washington County 911 and Pike County 911, founding member of Irondale Fire Protection District, and served as Irondale Mayor for several years.

          He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Scott Porter; in-laws, Howard and Marlene Barbee; and brother in-law, Dennis Forinash.

          Jim is survived by his wife of 47 years, Debbie (Barbee) Porter; children, Jeremy Porter and husband Kembly Archaga, Lindsay Jackson and husband Matthew, Brandi Shibley and husband Alex.  Jim treated his sons in-law as they were his own.  He is also survived by three grandchildren, Addyson, Lauren, Reece and one honorary granddaughter, Brianna; siblings, Carla Forinash and Donna Barnhouse; brothers in-law, Lindell (Theresa) Barbee, Randy Barbee and wife Stacey; sister in-law, Karen Teal and husband Jeff; numerous nieces, nephews and special friends, Glenn Jarvis, Tommy White, Ed Howe and his special fur baby, Jip.

          Visitation will be held at C.Z. Boyer and Son Funeral Home in Desloge, Thursday, January 27, 2022, from 4:00 PM until 8:00 PM, with a Mansonic Service at 7:00 PM.  The visitation will resume, Friday, January 28, 2022 at 10:00 AM until service time at noon.  Brother Bruce Torrence will be officiating.  Interment will follow at Big River Cemetery in Irondale.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Shriners  Hospitals for Children or West St. Francois County R-4 Scott Porter Memorial Scholarship Fund.

The family asks for masks or facial coverings to be worn at all times.

 

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