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A Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date.

Sonley Hope Porter, Jr., passed away Sunday, March 22, 2020 after a long illness. He was born on May 27, 1954 in Fort Campbell, Ky, to SGM Sonley H. Porter, Sr. and Vera Cronk Porter. 

Sonley, who everyone knew as “Sonny,” was generous, funny, and brilliant. He graduated from Denbigh High School and finished his education at Bluefield College, both in Virginia. He loved history, fishing, chess, old movies, and anything to do with the great outdoors. He was an avid reader and book collector and a member of the Moose Lodge. He played football, baseball and basketball, had a brown belt in Judo and loved to roller skate. Sonley always had time for the people he cared about and he spent his whole life helping others. 

Sonley was preceded in death by his father. He is survived by his mother, Vera, of Newport News, VA; his sister, Ava Porter Duane and brother-in-law, Thomas J. Duane, of Prosperity, SC; his brother, Stanley H. Porter, and sister-in-law, Debbie F. Porter, of Waynesville, MO; his brother, Shawn H. Porter of Williamsburg, VA; his niece, Kelly E. Duane; his three nephews, Thomas F. Duane, Jonathan S. Porter, Christopher M. H. Porter; his five great nieces; seven aunts; five uncles, many cousins, and countless friends, including his lifelong friend David Wooten, who he thought of as a brother. 

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in his name to the American Diabetes Association

A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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