Mr. William Alfred Porter, Sr.

Passed 07/12/2019

Obituary for Mr. William Alfred Porter, Sr.

Celebration of Life will be Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 1:00 PM Allen Temple AME Church 1625 Joseph E. Boone Blvd NW, Atlanta, GA 30314. Visitation will be Friday, July 19, 2019 from 12noon-8 at Grissom-Clark Funeral Home.

Mr.William Alfred Porter was born on October 4, 1935 in Milledgeville, Georgia to the late Rev. Richard H. and Margaret Porter. He was preceded in death by an older brother (Richard) and a younger sister( Margie). Mr. Porter was simply called "WA" by those who know him.

WA was educated in the Atlanta School System and attended Walker Street Elementary and E. P. Johnson Elementary School. He Graduated from David T. Howard High School in 1954. He then enrolled in Morris Brown College.

WA eventually returned to Morris Brown College and began working in the Athletic Department as the Equipment Manager, a position he held for many years .During his tenue as Equipment Manage he earned the respect of coaches and athletes with whom he came into contact. Because he did such an outstanding job, he was inducted into the Morris Brown College Athletics Hall of Fame in 1982.In addition to his duties at Morris Brown College, he would often provide service to members of his community by preparing their income tax returns.

WA was fun -loving person who enjoyed life and treated those around him with kindness and friendliness. He was a living example of the SECOND GREATEST COMMANDMENT- he really loved his neighbor as he loved himself.

WA leaves to cherish his memory a daughter, Toni Porter Doaty; a son, William (Adele) Alfred Porter Jr; Brother, Henry J. Porter; grandchildren, lesha,Tanesha,Jamal,William Ill,Makeda, Xavier, Alexander; 13 Great Grandchildren ; 2 Great GreatGrandchildren ;nieces; nephews; and other Relatives and friends . 404-373-3191 www.grissom-clarkfh.com.


Guest Book

Job well done granddaddy. No one is perfect but you have been a perfect example of a real stand up guy. You left behind 4 generations that will carry on your legacy. #LLWA Love you always and forever your chocolate drop Tanesha & KD3

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May God bless the Family , May God keep you and continue blessing you

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I did not have the pleasure of knowing Mr. Porter, but I have known his daughter Toni and her family well. They a fine, good people and think the world of them. My prayers are for all of you are to find comfort in many happy memories, and to celebrate a life well lived! Hugs, Toni!

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Praying for and with the family. Mr. Porter was a wonderful, lovable person.

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