ForeverMissed
Gordon K2 Porter, born 5-16-63 in Mt. Lebanon, PA

Died 01-20-20 in Cook Springs, AL .

Gordon graduated from Pell City High School in 1981. He was preceded in death by his parents, Keith V. Porter And Dolores K. Porter, a sister Deborah P. Braxton all of Pell City, AL . He is survived by sister Diane P. Dornberger of Pell City, AL, brother, Greg Porter ( Sabrina) of Seattle, WA,  sister Amy Ogle Lee ( Mark) of Pell City, AL.  Also survived by nieces, Jennifer Braxton Horn (Justin) of Birmingham, AL, Katy Waldrop (Jacob) of Riverside, AL. And nephew Bob Dornberger of Los Angeles, CA.   And nieces, Erica Lee (Rob) of Birmingham, AL, Shelby Lee (fiancé Matt Clarke) Louisiana, and nephews Austin Lee and Braxton Lee of Pell City, AL, great-nephews Micah Waldrop, David Waldrop, Isaac Waldrop, Caleb Waldrop, Joseph Waldrop, Samuel Waldrop of Riverside, and Great-niece Olive Dornberger of Los Angeles, CA.  Also survived by close friend Lance Moody, of Cook Springs, AL and a host of friends and family in VA & WV.  Mr. Porter was active in St. Clair County A.R.E.S Ham Radio Club for many years. His call sign was K2DVD.

A memorial will be announced at a later date. 

Professional services provided by W.E. Lusain Funeral Home and Crematory, Birmingham, Alabama. 
Posted by Cindy Gray on February 18, 2020
I shared mine in stories. RIP my friend
Posted by Linn Davis on February 18, 2020
Prayers of peace and comfort for your family Gordon. I will always remember early 1983 when you were in the same hospital as my mother. My sister would always visit you and lay on the floor to talk to you. Your sense of humor ,I remember you were always making us laugh. You were so much fun.
Posted by Debbie Hendrix on February 10, 2020
Had a lot of great times as teenagers just hanging out and laughing. Gordon was so smart, unique and funny. You will be missed. Rest in eternal peace cousin. ❤️ Diane, Greg, Amy and family I am so sorry for your loss.
Posted by Gail Drummonds on February 6, 2020
My thoughts and prayers are with you Diane, Greg and Amy all the family. I baby sit for the Porter's when they moved here to Pell City. Gordon and Gregg said they didn't need a baby sitter Amy was just a baby. Gordon and Gregg loved for me to draw disney characters and play games. Gordon would hide from me playing hide and seek. He was always such a joy. Even as he grew up to be a fine young man. Always full of life loved that smile. Enjoyed singing Happy Birthday to him and getting hugs whenever I ran into him. Having a grand reunion with Keith, Dolores and Debbie. Praying for peace and comfort to you all. Love you all. Til we meet again some day. God Bless!
Posted by Brian Carr on February 6, 2020
It seems like after teenage years I knew Gordon's entire family. While Gordon and I were the same age, I never really got to know him very closely. He was always around town, always very jovial, and had a fresh perspective on life. I love the Porter family, and my wishes and condolences are heartfelt. May you find peace in your times of loss.
Posted by Barbara Eckes on February 6, 2020
Gordon how I’ve missed you I’m glad we got to say hi recently on face book. My prayers are with your family and I’m sure they all know what a great guy you were. God bless you
Posted by Kathy Colby on February 5, 2020
Gordon was a good friend to my late husband Gregg Kirby (KI4BY). they were active in St. Clair County A.R.E.S Ham Radio Club together during the years we lived in Pell City, AL. Gordon's friendship and technical knowledge meant a lot to Gregg. Gordon, you will be remembered dearly.
Kathy (Kirby) Colby, KG4AAM
Posted by David Klinner on February 4, 2020
You my friend will be missed until the day we meet again in that place where there is no more pain and strife, and we will find new things to get into. My thoughts and prayers are with your loving family and the extended family of friends. You most definitely made an impression on everyone that had the honor of knowing you.

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Posted by Cindy Gray on February 18, 2020
I shared mine in stories. RIP my friend
Posted by Linn Davis on February 18, 2020
Prayers of peace and comfort for your family Gordon. I will always remember early 1983 when you were in the same hospital as my mother. My sister would always visit you and lay on the floor to talk to you. Your sense of humor ,I remember you were always making us laugh. You were so much fun.
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Shared by Cindy Gray on February 18, 2020
Oh gosh I have so many memories of Gordon, just as I believe everyone who knew him, does too. My mother was in a car wreck, placed in SICU at Baptist Montclair Hospital, the year was 1983, the same year Gordon fell off Bald Rock Mtn., breaking his back. Mama's neck was broke, causing her to be a quadriplegic and survival not looking promising, the staff was kind allowing us to spend any amount of time with her, rather than requiring the regular ICU visitation times. In comes Gordon and they place him in the room right next to her. Being on a bed requiring him to lay upside down, I spent countless hours lying on the floor talking to him. I'd cry for mama, stop in the next room and slide under that bed for a laugh. I've never given any thought to the pain he must've been in, I just knew he'd ease mine. Selfish as that may sound, we discussed many things...remember our bodies were adult, however we still had the minds of teens. Once he was moved to a private room, I would still make those trips, and finally got to sit in a chair. Over the years I've often wondered, was I there for him or was he there for me? My mother wasn't lucky enough to make it home, but Gordon and I remained friends, until adulthood takes you in different directions. I'll forever remember our talks, laughs, tears and friendship. 
Shared by Raymond Patterson on February 7, 2020
I knew the complete Porter family Father Keith and my Dad ( Charles Patterson ) worked together at Alabama Flange in Pell City where we became close friends to the family in early years which turned out to be a lifelong friendship! Very sorry to the family that this occurred Gordon was a very good friend also want to take a moment and Thank my very close like a brother to me and also took care of a lot of things for Gordon special Thanks to Lance Moody !!! What a friend and lifetime brother to me Thanks for helping Gordon out !