Samuel R. Porter

Published 7:14 pm Saturday, November 25, 2017

Samuel R. Porter, 88, of the 300 block of Spruce Street, transitioned peacefully from earth to glory on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017. He was born on Dec. 21, 1928, in Nansemond County.

Samuel was employed by Suffolk Public School system until he retired. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna Cordell Porter; son, Samuel Lee Kindred; and two sisters, Della Washington and Josephine Herring.

Samuel leaves behind to cherish his memory, his sons, Tony Kindred and Jeffrey Johnson; three daughters, Lavern Kindred, Laura Kindred and Juliet Davis; seven stepchildren, Gwendolyn Bond, Jean Golden, Virginia Hamlin, Susie Golden, Dorothy Armstrong, Thomas Golden and Willie Golden; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Mr. Porter’s visitation will take place from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. A funeral will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday at Lakeview Missionary Baptist Church, and he will be laid to rest at Carver Memorial Cemetery.

Expressions of sympathy and flowers may be extended at

Professional services are entrusted to T.E. Cooke-Overton Funeral Home Inc.