William (Bill) Porter is celebrating his 90th birthday. He was born Aug. 19, 1923, in Portsmouth, Ohio; the son of the late Mary and Willard Porter. Paula Nadine was his wife of 56 years, and is deceased. Together they had five children: Linda, Steven, Greg, Jeff and Dick (deceased), along with 21 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren.
Bill is a 1941 graduate of Portsmouth High School and is a WWII veteran of the Navy. After his service to his country, he was employed with the Norfolk & Western (Southern) Railway Co. until his retirement in 1986. Bill is a member of the American Legion Post 23 and regularly attends Central Church of Christ.