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Celebrating the life of
William "Tommy" Porter
February 28, 1939 - July 05, 2019
Services under the direction of:
Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
912-898-0900
  • Visitation
  • 5-7 PM - Tuesday, July 09, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Funeral Service
  • 10:00am - Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel
  • 4605 Hwy 80 East (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31410

  • 912-898-0900
  • Interment
  • - Wednesday, July 10, 2019
  • Forest Lawn Memory Gardens
  • 315 Greenwich Road (Map)
    Savannah, Georgia 31404

  • 912-651-6843

I have many fond memories with Tommy and will miss him a lot. Thoughts and prayers are with the family today. "Calhoun" and Shirley

William and Shirley Calhoun, Garden City, GA

I just found out and my heart is saddened. Tommy was always so much fun to be around and always a gentleman first. He loved his family and theirs pets. Always there to help a friend if asked. I will miss you friend but thank you for being my friend

Jean S Stacy, Savannah, GA

So sorry for your loss. My father Cecil Dunford worked for Tommy many years ago and had great respect and admiration for him. He was a great person and I know he will be greatly missed. We will be praying for you all during this difficult times. Always cherish the memories even though he is gone you will always have the memories. Sincerely

Joni Dunford Bacom & Bob Bacon, Guyton, GA

We will always remember our great motorcycle trips and our visits on Dafuskie with you and Cynthia. You were always a great friend. You will be missed by so many.

Debra and Richard Plach, Commerce, Ga.

Our deepest condolences for all who knew and loved Tommy. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Tommy’s friends for many years past will keep his memory alive sharing the many stories that made Tommy who he was and why he was a great man. Tommy’s family heard all those stories over the years and can share stories of their own that will also continue to be told bringing tears and laughter. Being that it’s difficult to say goodbye to someone so loved and admired, let’s just say until we’re all together again. So go in peace Mr.Porter, you have the checkered flag

David & Rosemary (Coleman) Ortiz, Fayetteville, NC

Cynthia, Tommy, Cathy, and family. So sorry to get the news of Tommy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories give you some peace in the days ahead. I feel you pain and leave you with this quote. Remember grief is the price we pay for love ?

Luree Bonner, Thunderbolt, Ga

RIP W.T. I guess I have to stop asking for a raise. You were a Wonderful Friend And. Great Boss. Thanks for all. ?

Jimmy and Lynn Butler, Guyton , Ga

So many wonderful memories of growing up next door on Daufuskie Island; and cheering for him every Friday night at Savannah Speedway. Lil’ Tommy/Cathy and Cynthia (and rest of family) so very sorry for your loss. Like me, he impacted everyone lucky enough to cross his path. God bless!

Sonny Fields, Atlanta, GA

Our deepest sympathy and caring thoughts to all the family in this hour of sorrow.

Pat (/Gene Swint) Sutton, Brooklet, Ga

A Witty Charming Storytelling Man’s MAN ... Will be missed by So Many Friends & Race Fans. Forever 91 Fan

Mike Fields , Savannah ,

My condolences to the family, my heart and prayers are with you. I hope my dad and Mr.porter,are talking about fishing and car racing.

Suzie Woods Johnson, Hardeeville , Sc

My condolences to family and friends.

Marvin m. vickery, Tybee Island, Ga

We Love You and Our Prayers are with you and your families. God Bless and we know He will hold your hand and your heart through is time to help you and guide you. Much Love

Archie LaRoche- Patty Atkins , Okatie , SC

Tommy was our wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. We were blessed to have been at their wedding many years ago. He was a man’s man and a thoughtful kind person. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Kit and Karen Hammond, Bluffton , SC

Savannah- William “Tommy” Porter, local racing legend, business owner, and loving husband and father, passed away Friday, July 5th at the age of 80.

Tommy was born on February 28, 1939 in Millen, GA to loving parents, Bill and Alma Porter.

Tommy had a passion for speed and adventure and never backed down from a challenge. He brought his all to the track, winning many races and championships. Sharp, witty and a great storyteller, he had a biting sense of humor and a voice that could make anyone stop and listen. His undeniable toughness was often balanced by quiet acts of compassion.

He is survived by his wife Cynthia, his children, Tommy Jr. (Lynn) and Cathy (Ronnie), stepchildren MeganRose, Dillon and Ryan, grandchildren, Neal, Jessi, Lauren and Lindsey, great grandchildren Wyatt and Kyra, several cousins, and many dear friends.

A viewing will be held Tuesday from 5-7pm, with funeral services following on Wednesday, July 10th at 10am at Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Islands Chapel. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

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I have many fond memories with Tommy and will miss him a lot. Thoughts and prayers are with the family today. "Calhoun" and Shirley

William and Shirley Calhoun, Garden City, GA

I just found out and my heart is saddened. Tommy was always so much fun to be around and always a gentleman first. He loved his family and theirs pets. Always there to help a friend if asked. I will miss you friend but thank you for being my friend

Jean S Stacy, Savannah, GA

So sorry for your loss. My father Cecil Dunford worked for Tommy many years ago and had great respect and admiration for him. He was a great person and I know he will be greatly missed. We will be praying for you all during this difficult times. Always cherish the memories even though he is gone you will always have the memories. Sincerely

Joni Dunford Bacom & Bob Bacon, Guyton, GA

We will always remember our great motorcycle trips and our visits on Dafuskie with you and Cynthia. You were always a great friend. You will be missed by so many.

Debra and Richard Plach, Commerce, Ga.

Our deepest condolences for all who knew and loved Tommy. To say he will be missed is an understatement. Tommy’s friends for many years past will keep his memory alive sharing the many stories that made Tommy who he was and why he was a great man. Tommy’s family heard all those stories over the years and can share stories of their own that will also continue to be told bringing tears and laughter. Being that it’s difficult to say goodbye to someone so loved and admired, let’s just say until we’re all together again. So go in peace Mr.Porter, you have the checkered flag

David & Rosemary (Coleman) Ortiz, Fayetteville, NC

Cynthia, Tommy, Cathy, and family. So sorry to get the news of Tommy’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. May your memories give you some peace in the days ahead. I feel you pain and leave you with this quote. Remember grief is the price we pay for love ?

Luree Bonner, Thunderbolt, Ga

RIP W.T. I guess I have to stop asking for a raise. You were a Wonderful Friend And. Great Boss. Thanks for all. ?

Jimmy and Lynn Butler, Guyton , Ga

So many wonderful memories of growing up next door on Daufuskie Island; and cheering for him every Friday night at Savannah Speedway. Lil’ Tommy/Cathy and Cynthia (and rest of family) so very sorry for your loss. Like me, he impacted everyone lucky enough to cross his path. God bless!

Sonny Fields, Atlanta, GA

Our deepest sympathy and caring thoughts to all the family in this hour of sorrow.

Pat (/Gene Swint) Sutton, Brooklet, Ga

A Witty Charming Storytelling Man’s MAN ... Will be missed by So Many Friends & Race Fans. Forever 91 Fan

Mike Fields , Savannah ,

My condolences to the family, my heart and prayers are with you. I hope my dad and Mr.porter,are talking about fishing and car racing.

Suzie Woods Johnson, Hardeeville , Sc

My condolences to family and friends.

Marvin m. vickery, Tybee Island, Ga

We Love You and Our Prayers are with you and your families. God Bless and we know He will hold your hand and your heart through is time to help you and guide you. Much Love

Archie LaRoche- Patty Atkins , Okatie , SC

Tommy was our wonderful friend and neighbor for many years. We were blessed to have been at their wedding many years ago. He was a man’s man and a thoughtful kind person. He will be missed by all whose lives he touched.

Kit and Karen Hammond, Bluffton , SC


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