Porter, John Neil Age: 80

Passed Away: 2010-12-18

Funeral Home: Banister Funeral Home

John Neil Porter John Neil Porter, of Jackson, died Saturday, Dec. 18, 2010 at his residence. He was born on July 28, 1930 in Auraria, Ga., to Clayton and Kathleen Woodward Porter. He was a carpenter and built and remodeled numerous houses and buildings in the surrounding counties. He enjoyed gardening and landscaping and numerous home projects. Mr. Porter is survived by son, Kenneth F. Porter, of Jackson; daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Jimmy Davis, of Dawsonville; five grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister, Dola Grace Butler, of Dahlonega; brother, Scott Porter, of Cartersville; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Shirley Louise Lawrance Porter; father, Clayton Porter; mother, Kathleen Woodward Porter; sons, John Clayton Porter and Michael Tyrone Porter. Services were held at 1 p.m., on Tuesday, Dec. 21, at Banister Funeral Home with the Rev. Lyman Caldwell officiating. Interment was at Mt. Hope Cemetery. The family received friends at Banister Funeral Home Monday, Dec. 20, from 10 a.m., to 9 p.m. The family received friends at Sherrell Funeral Home on Sunday, Dec. 19, from 12 to 2 p.m. Mr. Porter was then carried to Banister Funeral Home in Dahlonega. Those who wish may sign the online guest book at www.sherrellfh.com. Sherrell Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements for Mr. John Porter.