December 16, 1950 - February 14, 2019
Willie Lee Porter affectionately known as “WL, King Porter, King Pin, Big Daddy, and Coach Porter” was born in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Willie graduated from Jackson High School in 1970. Willie was a die-hard fan of all sports for Jackson High. Some would say he bled orange and black. Willie was willing to help out in any way he could. He served as the Director of Football Operation until his health started to fail. Willie helped out in the Library, Detention Room, Track and Field, Basketball, and Hockey. All of the students of Jackson High loved him. Willie would say that he never met a stranger. Willie retired from the Department of Corrections, Consumers Powers, Jackson Public School, Jackson Transportation Authority, Pioneer Foundry, and Elm Plating. Willie was known as the fastest man in Jackson at one time. Willie liked to talk to people, coach, travel, and cook, eat, and visit Kroger. Willie was known for his phrases: “been there done that”, “look at here”, “get back”, “any how/any way”, “O’Lawd”, and many more. Willie surrendered his life to Christ on the Jackson High School Football Field on the 30 yard line. Although he was not perfect; he would say that he was nothing like he used to be. I can imagine on February 14, 2019, Willie joined the football staff in Heaven. He is standing on the side line telling the players to “move back”. Willie leaves to celebrate his life, his wife; Doretha Porter, son; Treyvell Rice, step-son; Leo Sullivan III, and Daniel (Danielle) Betts, six grandchildren, sisters; Sheri (Tim) Walton, Avella Wright, and Edwina Spencer, brothers; Odell Spencer, Mark (Elizabeth) Hopkins, and Brian (Cheryl) Hopkins, special cousin; Melba (Cookie) Hicks, and a host of nieces, nephews, and other family members. In addition to honorary friends; Rick Ellis, Ricky Hurst, William Patterson, Jack Fairly, Tony Heard, Elder Robert Stephens, Theodore Jones III, Ben Pack, Richard Holmes, Jr. , Philip Selby, Frank Cousin, Charles Pitts, James Jones, Bruce Littlejohn, Otis Herron, Lemon Kelly, Reggie Holmes, Russell Davis, Sr., Rickey Davis, Dennis Parker, Gary White, Arzo Johnson, Willie Coleman, and Larry Coleman.
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