Brooks & White
P.O. Box 1135
907 Durham Road
Roxboro, NC, 27573
(336) 599-3171
Funeral Home
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Obituary
William Ray "Willie" Porterfield
December 31, 1963 - March 11, 2019
Born in Person County, NC
Resided in Roxboro, NC
Visitation
Thursday March 14, 2019, 6-7:30PM
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
 
Service
Friday March 15, 2019, 11AM
Chapel Service
Brooks & White
907 Durham Rd
Roxboro, NC 27573
William Ray Porterfield, 55, of 554 Hugh Woods Rd Roxboro, died peacefully at his home on Monday March 11, 2019. Born in Person County, he was the son of the late Arthur and Alice Porterfield. Willie was fortunate enough that his career was also the thing he loved doing most, farming. He was not only a good steward of the land he tended, he truly loved the hard work. His favorite joke was that he was "outstanding in his field". He loved hunting, bluegrass music, John Deeres, and Chevrolets. Willie was always known to have a joke and the only thing he loved more than cutting up with his friends was his family.

He is survived by his wife of almost 36 years, Tina Porterfield, his children Matt (Chelsea) Porterfield and Caitlin (Stuart) Clark all of Roxboro, his granddaughter Ellie Grace Porterfield and one grandchild on the way, and his mother-in-law Lavonne Morris. He is also survived by one brother, Bobby Porterfield (Jennifer) of Hurdle Mills, as well as a multitude of friends who have been so supportive during his years of fighting. Willie was truly a kind soul and while we know he is at peace, our corner of the world will always be a lot darker.

Memorial services will be held 11AM Friday, March 15, 2019 at the Brooks & White Chapel by the Rev. Norma Roberts and the Rev. Amanda Dixson. Visitation will be held 6-7:30PM Thursday, March 14, 2019 at the Brooks & White Chapel and at other times at the home.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Donor Services, 3621 Lyckan Parkway, Durham, NC 27707 or Longhurst United Methodist Church, 265 Providence Rd., Roxboro, NC 27573.