DANIELSVILLE - James Richard Porterfield, 82, died on Monday, October 14, 2013.
A native of Madison County, he was the son of the late Richard David and Audie Rachel Eberhart Porterfield. Mr. Porterfield was preceded in death by brothers, William Noel Porterfield, David Porterfield, and Hugh Thomas Porterfield. He was a veteran of the United States Air Force, a member of Meadow Baptist Church, and a long-time member of the John H. Jones Masonic Lodge #348, in Danielsville.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Jane Chasteen Porterfield; daughters, Tasha (Dale) Johnson, Beth Porterfield, Becky (Hank) Cobb, and Tressa (Glenn) Fuhs; sister, Mary Lee Esco; brothers, Mike Porterfield and Pete Porterfield; grandchildren, Bo Dickson, Katie Bolin, Mary Beth (Jonathan) Branyan, Bekah (Blake) Jones, Lindy Cole, Meredith (Nick) Mull, Sydney Fuhs, Allie, Mitchell, and Emily Cobb; great-grandchildren, Olan Dickson, Kinsley Mull, and Sawyer Branyan; and a host of other family and friends.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 15, at the funeral home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 16, at Meadow Baptist Church, with the Rev. Mike Sarna officiating. Interment will be in Colbert Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the Meadow Baptist Church General Fund.
Lord & Stephens Funeral Home, Danielsville, is in charge of the arrangements.