It is with deep sorrow and much love that we mourn the passing of James Lee Porter of Summerville SC, on February 10, 2024, at the age of 75 years.

James Lee Porter was born on June 4, 1948 in Princeton, Missouri.

He will be lovingly remembered by his mother Ruth M. Porter; his children: Melinda (Kevin) Branham, Marcus Porter, and Lindsey  (Jason) Monroe; grandchildren: Aaron (Samantha) Porter, Austin Branham, Raquel Porter, and Tanner Cronk; great grandchild: Aaron Michael Porter II;  brothers, Greg (Cheryl) Porter, Gary (Lori) Porter; sister, Karla (Danny) Hill; as well as numerous relatives and friends.

He was predeceased by his father, Leon Dale Porter of Lineville, IA; and his loving wife of 49 years Marjorie D. Porter of Summerville, SC.

James,  better known as “Pa” around the house, was a loving husband, father,  brother, grandfather, great grandfather and friend to many, especially those who came in contact with Margie, as she never met a stranger.  James grew up in the small farming town of Lineville, IA where he learned how to work a living farm until going to the College of Automation in Des Moines, IA until drafted into the Army.  In the Army he was an infantryman in Vietnam, serving from 1969-1971, spending well over a year overseas defending our country; not exactly the life for such a peaceful man.   After the war, his life began again by attending Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids earning an Associates Degree. He dedicated his career outside of the military as a computer programmer for companies such as Lockheed-Martin for NASA Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, FL followed by Mead-Wesvaco in Charleston, SC.  He was that I.T. guy before I.T. was the expanding field it is today.

A true, honest, hard-working  family man who was quirky, quiet and passionate for the safety and well-being of his children, grandchildren and great grandchild.    He could rearrange the lyrics to any fable and children’s songs without a skip of the beat and keep the story or song going beyond its original ending.  Loved baseball..especially attending games, Lets Go Dogs!

Funeral Services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, February 24 at Roberson Funeral Home, Princeton, MO. Burial with Military Rites will follow in Evergreen Cemetery, Lineville, IA. The family will receive friends from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be left at