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228 S Pennsylvania Ave
P.O. Box 579
Centre Hall, PA 16828
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Kenneth Porter

Kenneth E "Ken" Porter

Friday, March 21st, 1941 - Thursday, December 5th, 2019
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Kenneth E. “Ken” Porter, 78, of Centre Hall passed away on Thursday, December 5, 2019 at Mount Nittany Medical Center in State College. Born on March 21, 1941 in Conestoga, PA, he was the son of the late Edgar S. and Ruth (Karr) Porter. On September 26, 1964 in State College, he married Janet Kristin “Kris” Carlson, who survives at home.

Ken was a 1959 graduate of Penn Manor High School and earned his bachelor’s degree in Agronomy from Penn State University in 1963. He enlisted in the United States Army and served during Vietnam. He retired from the military with the earned rank of Major. During enlistment, he obtained his pilot’s license for both fixed-wing aircrafts and helicopters.

Ken worked as a farmer. He loved to farm and enjoyed hunting. He could be found solving crossword and sudoku puzzles in his spare time. He was a member of the Berean Baptist Church in Boalsburg. He would watch PSU football on television, but he loved watching and attending Penn State Nittany Lions women’s volleyball matches.

Along with his wife, Kris, Ken is survived by three sons; Bruce E. Porter and his wife, Erin, of Pine Grove Mills, Jeffrey R. Porter and his wife, Sheila, of Castle Rock, CO, and John K. Porter and his wife, Carrie, of Centre Hall and 11 grandchildren; Kenna, Izzie, Emmie, Joe, Hannah, Sophia, Isaiah, Claire, Lillie, Edyn, and Violet.

Also surviving Ken are his two brothers; Glenn Porter and his wife, Sandy, of Waxhaw, NC, Gary Porter and his wife, Sylvia, of Newport News, VA and one sister, Linda Nissley and her husband, Tom, of Reading.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 6, 2019 from 6-8pm at the Daughenbaugh Funeral Home in Centre Hall and on Saturday, December 7, 2019 from 4-5pm at the State College CMA Church. Funeral services will be on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 5pm at the State College CMA Church with Rev. Thomas Titus officiating. Military honors will be presented by the Pennsylvania Military Forces Honor Guard following the service. Burial will be private at Indiantown Gap National Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made in Ken’s honor to Penns Valley Youth Center, PO Box 175 Spring Mills, PA 16875 or to the HOPE Fund of Penns Valley, PO Box 472 Centre Hall, PA 16828.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Inc 228 S. Pennsylvania Ave. Centre Hall, PA 16828. An online guest book can be signed or condolences to the family available at
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, December 6th, 2019 | 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Friday, December 6th, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm
    Daughenbaugh Funeral Home, Inc
    228 S Pennsylvania Ave
    CENTRE HALL, PA 16828
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  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 4:00pm - 5:00pm
    State College Christian Missionary Alliance Church
    1221 W Whitehall Road
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  • Service

    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 | 5:00pm
    Saturday, December 7th, 2019 5:00pm
    State College Christian Missionary Alliance Church
    1221 W Whitehall Road
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    Rev. Thomas Titus
  • Interment

    Indiantown Gap National Cemetery
    Indiantown Gap Road
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karen e stewart

Posted at 09:19am
Dear Kris and family,
So sorry to hear of Ken's passing. Our prayers go out to the family for comfort during these difficult times.
Karen and Al Stewart


Posted at 03:31pm
I will miss Uncle Ken and his tight squeezed hugs and his stories! Love you Uncle Ken! Jaime, Matt, Ella, and Zoey Cox
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Nicole Wasson Dreibelbis

Posted at 09:17pm
I am at a loss of words hearing about Ken's passing. My sisters and I have fond memories of him and Kris taking us to church when we were young. Thoughts and prayers to you all.

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