Joel Wayne Porter

Joel Wayne Porter
, 48, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021, in Center.

A private family service will be held at a later date.

Born October 3, 1972, Joel is the son of James Grover Porter and Regina Williams. His hobbies included fishing, riding four-wheelers, farming, riding his tractor, and talking about Jesus. Joel was a loving father and grandfather. He was of the Pentecostal faith.

He is survived:

Daughter, Jalyric Porter of Nacogdoches

Granddaughter and love of his life, Jamila Anderson

Mother, Regina Williams of Center

Brother, John Patrick Porter of Nacogdoches

Jana Hagler of Center
Amelia Kai Bryant (Jasson) of Fort Worth
Jai Brisbon of Nacogdoches
Jennifer Fernum of Louisiana
Bonnie Bittick of Muskegon, Michigan


LaMoine Williams of Lufkin
Michael W. Williams (Brenda) of Wills Point
John Wynus Porter (Lisa) of Appleby
Joel Porter (Jackie) of Fort Worth


Jean Marie Hart (Lynn) of Center
Janette Purvis and husband of Shreveport, Louisiana

A host of nieces and nephews, cousins, and friends.

He is preceded in death by his father, James Grover Porter.

A special thanks to his cousin, Jon Davis.

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