Levi Sherman “Bill” Porter, 90, of League City, TX, passed away May 8, 2019. He was born in Crockett, TX on January 23, 1929 to James and Irene Porter. He was married to Shirley Faye Porter for 62 years. Bill worked as a plant operator for Ethyl Corp. and retired 35 years later. He was a member of the League City Masonic Lodge and loved boats.
If he wasn’t at the shipyard, he was in his driveway restoring a boat or watching a good old western movie. He also loved to sail his boats. And Bill was the last known boat builder from his era!
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings; and his loving wife, Shirley.
He is survived by daughter Sherrye Alston and husband Gary; sons, James Sherman Porter and William Gene Porter and wife Rowena; 12 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Fayma Burkes; brother-in-law Newman Hood; along with numerous nieces, nephews and foster grandchildren.
The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 14, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Park East Funeral Home, 21620 Gulf Freeway, Webster, Texas 77598. Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. in the chapel of Forest Park East Funeral Home. Interment will follow at Forest Park East Cemetery.