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Charles Randall Porter

October 7, 1944 ~ January 8, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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Charles Porter Obituary

Charles (Randy) Randall Porter, 79, of Wooster died on January 8, 2024 at
Doylestown Health Center. He was born October 7, 1944 in Akron, Ohio to
parents Charles and Alma (nee Schrock) Porter (both deceased).
A 1962 graduate of Smithville High School, Randy attended The Ohio State
University for one year before serving in the US Navy from 1964-1969 during
the Vietnam conflict. After Randy’s years in the Navy, he worked a short
time for Weather Seal in Barberton, Ohio, but spent most of his career in
sales at Kidron Body, Inc., Kidron, Ohio. There he was presented with the
Elite Million$ Club award for his sales achievements. After Kidron, Randy
worked for Todco, Advanced Auto, multiple car dealerships and, finally,
worked with the Amish communities of Wayne and Holmes counties as a
Randy was very active in his community, most recently he was involved in
GWRRA, Wooster Elks, Smithville Ruritans, Wooster Rebounders, James
Stevenson American Legion Post 499, and played in the Barberton Silver
Softball League. Other activities included a commission as an Honorable
Kentucky Colonel, attending Petty Driving at the Atlanta Speedway in 2006
and, for 11 years, he played Santa Claus to Linda’s Mrs. Claus to the delight
of many children.
Randy is survived by his wife Linda (Schmale) Porter who he married March
20, 2010. Children: Tony (Alison) Jaeb, Megan Porter, Justin (Kendra) Porter
and Tim Stine; grandchildren: Natalie, Charlie, Alexandria, Connor, Cooper,
Cuyler, and Chloe; and brother, Rex (Debra) Porter. He was preceded in
death by his parents and son, Matthew Stine.
The funeral service will be Saturday, January 13, 2024 at Congress
Community Church at 11:00 AM with Pastor Tadd Sponseller officiating.
Visitation will be Friday, January 12 from 6pm - 8pm at the Matteson
Funeral Home in West Salem and 10am - 11am on Saturday January 13 at
the Congress Community Church. Burial at Ohio Western Reserve National
Cemetery in Seville will take place at a later date. Donations can be sent to
Life Care Hospice of Wooster, 1900 Akron Rd. Wooster, OH 44691, Congress

Community Church 10691 Franchester Rd. West Salem, OH 44287 or a
charity of your choice. If you have a photo or a memory to share with the
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January 12, 2024

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Michele Matteson
40 Congress Street
West Salem, OH 44287

January 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Congress Community Church
10691 Franchester Road
West salem, Ohio 44287

Funeral Service
January 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Congress Community Church (West Salem, Ohio)


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