Fields M. Porter, Jr.

Born: Tue., Sep. 18, 1945
Died: Mon., Jun. 1, 2020


9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, Thu., Jun. 04, 2020
Location: Woolrich Fire Hall

Funeral Service

12:00 PM Thu., Jun. 04, 2020
Location: Woolrich Fire Hall

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Fields M. Porter, Jr., (74) of 268 Park Avenue, Lock Haven passed away June 1, 2020 peacefully at home to be with his Lord and Savior. He was born on September 18, 1945 in West Chester, PA to Fields Mack and Ida Rhule Davis Green Porter, Sr. He had no siblings.

Fields was united in marriage to the former JoAnne Elaine Stewart on October 6, 1973, who survives at home. In addition to his wife, JoAnne, he is survived by three sons; John Fields (Dina) Porter of Morgantown, PA, Timothy Stewart (Dawn Martz-) Porter of Honey Brook, PA, Christopher Allen (BreeAnne) Porter of East Fallowfield, PA, one daughter, Taryn Elizabeth (Mike) Saar of Lock Haven, PA, eleven grandchildren and one great grandson. Fields was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and friend.

He was a plumbing, heating, HVAC and electrical contractor by trade. He started as an apprentice in high school then worked his way through several companies to where he became a member of the Plumbers Union Local 690 Philadelphia. Fields began his own business in Coatesville called Fields M. Porter Plumbing and Heating. Fields worked for Octorara Area School District where he was the Plumber for the district, retiring in June of 2016.  After retiring, he moved to Lock Haven, PA in February of 2017.

Throughout his lifetime he served his communities well. He used his God given talents to serve others. Firefighting became a part of his life at fourteen years old after the death of his father. The “Fire House” was a second home with the members becoming family. He was a volunteer firefighter at Malvern, East Whiteland, Sadsburyville, and Westwood Fire Companies. At West Whiteland, he was a Chief Engineer, and most recently, a Trustee at Woolrich Fire Company. He was a Trustee at Coatesville Bible Fellowship and founding member of Gateway Church.

Fields filled his life with adventures. One adventure was Stock Car Racing when he was a young adult racing at Grandview Speedway in a modified which he built and maintained himself. This led to a love for Nascar. Other hobbies included camping, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.

Visitation and Service for Fields M. Porter, Jr. will be held at the Woolrich Fire Hall, (MASKS ARE REQUIRED AND SOCIAL DISTANCING IS MANDATORY) in Woolrich, PA Thursday, June 4, 2020 from 9:00 am until noon, with funeral services to start at noon. Officiating will be Bill Gensel. Interment will be at a later date to be determined by the family at the Woolrich Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in Fields’ name to Woolrich Fire Company to create a fund to give back to the community he served.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home & Cremation Services, LLC, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven, PA.

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Darlinda Barr
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
JoAnne and Family, condolence’s to all . Fields was such a nice man. When Courtney came to your home before and after school, I always felt you and Fields welcomed her like family. Thoughts and prayers, Darlinda McClay Barr

Tom and Becky Olesh
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
Joanne, our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family at this time. We certainly had many great memories together. Love you.

Courtney McClay
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
JoAnne and Porter family,

I am truly sorry for your loss. I will always remember the happiness and joy Fields carried with him. He could always make anyone smile and laugh. For many years, you and Fields made me feel like one of your family members, and I still feel that way to this day. I am sending all my thoughts and love to you and your family.
With love, Courtney

Richard Wagoner
   Posted Tue June 02, 2020
Dear Jo Anne and family,

Sending our deepest sympathy and love at this sad time! So sorry we cannot be with you Thursdayto remember and give thanks for Fields, Jr. and for blessings shared as family
We pray that God will comfort you and give you peace. Do try to dwell on your good memories.

Love to all,
Betty and Richard Wagoner

Betty Charcalla
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
So sorry for your loss. I didn't know Fields for long but long enough to know he was a kind hearted person. He will be missed by many, may he rest in peace.

dianne luciano
   Posted Wed June 03, 2020
Dear Porter Family,
So very sorry for your loss, Please know our thoughts & prayers are with you all. Sending healing & warm wishes from us all. Love always Dianne & Lance & Melodee

Karen Olson Mader
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
Dear JoAnne and Family,
Thank you for sharing details about Fields lifetime. Knowing more about his many interests makes me keenly aware that Fields presence and absence will be felt in all seasons to come as your family gathers (fishing, hunting, celebrating milestones). I am so glad that I got to sit and visit with Fields last September at our 50th UHS Reunion. Today is a big day to share stories (laugh and cry together) and realize how many people Fields impacted and how his influence will continue. Blessings Galore! Trusting your grief to the ONE who loves you most.

Tania Edwards
   Posted Thu June 04, 2020
My love and prayers are with you and your family as you grieve. His heart was big and beautiful, and his laugh always made me chuckle. I love you dearly JoAnne.

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