Townsend Porter Sr.

Townsend Porter Sr. Townsend Henry Porter, Sr., known to his family and friends as Tom, he was born in Blissfield, on September 26,1918, the son of Stanley Porter and Ethel Loar Porter. He had three siblings, Merland “Mike” Porter, Carroll “Ike” Porter, and Faith Porter Bohs. He passed away at age 95, on June 5, 2014, in Sarasota, Florida, which was his home with Betty for the last 12 years. He is survived by his wife Betty Jane Girard Porter, his son Townsend “Tom” Porter, and his son David Porter. He was also blessed with a large and caring extended family. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Carol Ann Porter McCullough. Tom’s career as a chemist spanned 55 years, and included research, production, and sales of polyurethanes and fine chemicals. The majority of his career was spent with Anderson Development Company, of Weston, and subsequently Adrian. Tom enjoyed gardening, raising roses, reading, and traveling with Betty. He was affectionately known to the family as “Mr. Fix It”. We, as a family, are incredibly blessed to have had such a caring and gentle individual as our patriarch. We believe, as does everyone who ever met him, that the world is a better place for his having been here. He will be an inspiration and a guiding light to the end of our days.