Clifton Edward Porter, Jr., 60, passed away Saturday, September 11, 2021, at Elkhart General Hospital.
He was born May 24, 1961, in Hammond, Indiana to Clifton E. Porter, Sr. and Donna B. (Holdridge) Porter, who both precede him in death.
On January 1, 2004, in South Bend, Indiana, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline R. Porter.
Clifton was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Clifton E. Porter, III; his stepdaughter, Jessica Hendricks; one niece and four nephews.
Clifton was strong in his faith and loved Jesus with his whole heart. He loved to play the guitar and was always putting others’ needs before his own. His family and friends meant the world to him.
He is survived by his wife, Jacqueline Porter; his daughters, Amy (Tim) Hauch of Watervliet, Michigan, Melissa (Mike) Workman of Hamlet, Indiana, and Jamie Gutierrez, Lake Station, Indiana; stepson, Nicholas Hendricks of Mishawaka; twelve grandchildren; one great grandchild; several nieces and nephews; his sisters, Pam Dickerson of Valparaiso, Patty (Sam Houston) Mead of Crown Point, and Penny Dickerson of Portage, Indiana and Polly Porter of Whiting, Indiana; and his brothers, Rex Porter of Michigan City and Mark (Margaret) Porter of St. John, Indiana.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, September 17, 2021, at Palmer Funeral Homes – Guisinger Chapel, 3718 South Michigan Street, South Bend, IN 46614. Pastor Liz VanCamp will officiate. Friends may gather with the family one hour prior to services and from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be given to Teen Challenge of the Midlands, 900 N League Rd, Colfax, IA 50054. Palmer Funeral Homes – River Park Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at www.palmerfuneralhomes. com.
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Teen Challenge of the Midlands
900 N League Road, Colfax IA 50054