Final Services Set for Lt. Colonel Robert Porter

Lt. Colonel Robert Porter
Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. Porter, a native of Chicago, Illinois, returned to the Lord after a long illness. A graduate of Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU), He was a member of the world renowned “Marching 100.” Bro. Porter was inducted into the Upsilon Psi chapter, of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He was also a member of the university’s Reserved Officer’s Training Program (ROTC.)

Upon graduation, he entered into the United States Army as a Second Lieutenant; his service to country spanned from 1954–1975.  His highly decorated career included commanding officer of the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, NC; as a veteran of the Vietnam War, Bro. Porter was awarded two bronze stars for his valor in service.

After over two decades of service to this country “Colonel Porter” as he was affetionally called, entered into the Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) system as the Senor Army Instructor at William M. Raines high school. While at Raines, Porter prepared many of today’s current leaders for the rigors of military leadership and for life as a whole. He retired from DCPS in 2015, and upon his retirement, the high school named the JROTC building in his honor.
Of all of Col. Porter’s notable accomplishments in life, other than his faith and his family, Colonel’s biggest love and affinity was for his beloved Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. He served as the 10th State Representative of the Florida Statewide Organization. He went on to become International ‘Omega Man of the Year.’ He was the State of Florida’s Talent Hunt Chairman for over a decade.
Col. Porter leaves with us his beautiful and loving wife Mrs. Josephine Fiveash Porter, a daughter, and three grandchildren.
Col. Porters remains have been entrusted to T.S. Warden Funeral Home. Services will be held on Friday, September 4th at Bethel Baptist Church at 11 a.m. Burial services will be held on Monday September 7th at the Jacksonville National Cemetery, 4083 Lannie Rd.
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