A native of Anaconda, Montana, he was a son of the late William & Jeanne Roeder Porch. He had lived in East Tennessee for a number of years. He had served in the National Guard. Richard until his retirement was a District Manager for Wal-Mart and then was able to pursue his love for golf. He was a member of the Palmetto Street Church of God in South Carolina. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother: Dennis Porch and his step-father: Ernest Alford.
Survivors include his wife of 19 years: Cecelia Ann Hickman Porch. Three Children: Dennis (Lindsey) Porch, Christopher (Brandi) Porch and Courtney (Garrett) Brittain. His Step-Children: Randi (Brian) Teaster, Matthew (Rebecca) Lovelace, Travis (Megan) Jack and Miranda Lovelace and Seventeen Grandchildren. His Brothers: Steve (Carol) Porch, Dave Alford and Guy Alford. His Mother-In-Law; JoAnn Hickman Cantrell and her husband Stanley. His Brothers & Sisters-in-law: John Duty, Mary Ling and Sherry Palmieri. Several nieces and nephews. His very special friend William “ Bill” Morin and his beloved dog Toby.
A Graveside Service will be conducted Saturday, May 16, 2020 in the Sims Hill Christian Church with Mr. Eddie Brittain, and Mr. Bill Morin officiating. Music will be provided by Mr. Bobby McGee. Active Pallbearers will be: Connor Porch, Nicholas Porch, Justin Porch, Garrett Brittain, John Duty, Ethan Teaster , Matthew Lovelace and Brian Teaster.
The family would like to express a special Thank You to the Staff of Avalon Hospice. Friends may register their presence at the funeral home 11 a.m. Friday until 5 p.m. or Saturday morning. Condolences may be sent to the family at our web-site www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Porch family.