~ IN MEMORY ~
Military veteran, DL Capt. David Curry Porter Jr.
March 19, 1935 ~ March 29, 2018
Word from family has reached us with the passing of Delta Golden Wings member retired Delta pilot Captain David Curry Porter Jr., age 83. Captain Porter joined Delta Air lines 05-09-1967. He is survived by his wife Rev. Frieda Porter (Fritz) plus many other family members and dear friends. Services for Captain Porter are planned for tomorrow April 4th in Sandy Springs, Georgia....please see below.
Captain Porter’s obituary may be viewed online at https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/sandy-springs-ga/david-porter-7808288
For those wishing to send a personal note, condolences may be sent to the family at
165 Spalding Mill NE , Sandy Springs GA 30350-4523.
~ Carol for the PCN
Capt. David Curry Porter, Jr., age 83, of Sandy Springs, Georgia, passed away late afternoon on Thursday, March 29th, 2018. He was born on March 19, 1935 in Rome, GA and was reared in Cedar Town, GA. He passed away peacefully at home with his adoring wife, Frieda Nordmann Porter (Fritz) and his daughter, Meredith Wood, with him all day. Mr. Porter aka Dave and the Dimpled-Darling Captain Doll, is described by his only beloved brother, Charles, as “…in every way, wonderful. He was caring, smart, kind, capable, understanding, compassionate, helpful, sensitive, clever, witty and on and on.” His granddaughter, Brittany Taylor Browne, describes him as “a wonderful man with so many attributes that I admire. He knew everyone’s detailed story (even the cashier at the grocery store) because he truly cared about people and their details.” David fought the good fight of faith with his health in home rehab for almost 4 years. Among his family and friends, his remarkable recoveries so many times are legendary. He loved life and always proclaimed his quality of life was wonderful. His faith in Jesus Christ as his personal Savior gave him the strength and will to live. He knew “…there is a time to be born and a time to die.” He was prepared to leave when He was called home. He is with our risen Lord! He graduated from Cedar Town High School in 1953 and remained very close with many of these classmates until his death. He graduated from Emory University in 1957. He entered the Navy pre-flight School in 1958, and Lt Porter was a Navy pilot for 9 years. Capt. Porter flew for Delta Air Lines for 28 years, retiring in 1995. Mr. Porter is survived by his wife, Frieda Porter of Sandy Springs, GA, his two daughters, Dr. Katherine Taylor (Marietta, GA) and Tisha Phillips (Wales), his step-daughter, Meredith Wood (Alpharetta, GA) and his step-son, Bill Wood (Decatur, GA). He is also survived by his brother, Charles Porter (VT), 11 grandchildren, Brittany Browne, Stephen David Taylor, Katie Taylor Gajadhar, Shannon, Jonathan David, Rebekah and Grace Lillie Phillips, Chance and Blake Cates and Casey and Collin Wood, and 4 great grandchildren, Isabella, Lilliana and Benjamin Browne and Colton Taylor. The funeral service will take place on Wednesday, April 4th at Sandy Springs Chapel and Funeral Home, 136 Mt. Vernon Hwy, Sandy Springs, GA at 2 PM with Pastor Dennis B. Lacy and Rabbi Kevin Solomon officiating. Receiving and viewing will begin at 1 PM.
Sent: Monday, April 02, 2018 3:23 PM
Subject: Death: Capt. David C. Porter, Jr. Obit
I wanted to get the word out that my beloved husband David passed away on Thursday, March 29th.
I have attached the obituary with more info.
Rev. Frieda Porter (Fritz) email@example.com
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