Mr. Bertis “Bubba” Eley Porter, 79 of Escatawpa, MS passed away on Monday, December 17, 2012 surrounded by his family at his home in Escatawpa. Mr. Porter was born March 3, 1933 in Escatawpa. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather.
He was preceded in death by his wife of 48 years, Wanda Stone Porter, as well as his parents John and Gertrude Porter.
He leaves his memories to his wife of 8 years, Virginia Porter of Escatawpa; five children: Harold (Crystal) Porter of Big Point, Sharon Elkins of Lucedale, Peggy Porter of Escatawpa, Randy (Tammie) Porter of Pascagoula, and Wendy (Robbie) Gardner of Mobile. He is also survived by his step-son Mark (Melinda) Hamilton of Hurley; ten grandchildren: Amie Goff-Harris, Ryan Porter, Courtney Baria, Harriet Goff-Mooney, Christopher Porter, Adam Porter, Carl Elkins, Trey Gardner, Amber Gardner, and Ashlyn Gardner; two step-grandchildren, Jason Hamilton and Dustin Hamilton; four great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and other friends and relatives.
Visitation for Mr. Porter will be Thursday, December 20, 2012 from 12-2 PM at Heritage Funeral Home. The funeral service will begin at 2 PM in the chapel of Heritage Funeral Home. Burial will follow at Serene Memorial Gardens.
Heritage Funeral Home in Escatawpa, MS is in charge of arrangements.