Richard Porcher, Sr., 90, was born on May 8, 1929 to the late Marion Porcher, Sr. and Eva Rembert Porcher. He was affectionately known as “Mr. Spike”. He departed this life on May 12, 2019 at the Sumter Health and Rehabilitation Center, Sumter. He was married to the late Rebecca Lonnon Porcher. He was educated in the public schools of Sumter County. At an early age, he joined St. Mark Four Bridges Baptist Church. He worked for Georgia Pacific for many years until it went out of business and from there he went to work for Sumter Casket Company. He leaves to cherish his memories: a son, Richard Porcher, Jr. ; four daughters, Deloris Lonnon, Angela (Tommie) Davis, Katrina Porcher, all of Sumter, Michelle (Rodney) Porcher of Fort Pierce, FLA.; thirteen grand children; seventeen great grandchildren; one sister, Mary (Marion) Carter of Palmetto, FLA; four brothers-in-law; two sisters-in-law; a host of special nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive relatives and friends at the home, 861 Carolina Avenue, Apt 59, Sumter. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019, 1 p. m. from the St. Mark 4 B Missionary Baptist Church, 2280 Four Bridges Road, Sumter, with the Rev. Sammie Simmons, pastor, eulogist. The Remains will be placed in the church at noon for viewing until the hour of service. The funeral procession will leave at 12:20 p. m. from the home. Burial will follow in the St. Mark 4 B. Missionary Baptist Church Yard Cemetery, Sumter.
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