January 16, 1941 - March 23, 2020
Linda Faye Porter, 79, of Dunnellon, FL went to be with our Lord on March 23rd, 2020. Linda was born in Eustis, FL on January 16th, 1941 to Eltrym and Ophy Nix. Her parents instilled a love for Jesus, family, music, and God’s creation. Linda was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. Nearly 60 years ago, she married her high school sweetheart and began their life-long adventure. Linda led an exceptionally active life while raising and caring for her family. She was an ever-present advocate and cheerleader. Linda was a fierce competitor on the tennis court and played competitively for many years building many lasting friendships during those years. In her retirement years, her love of gardening was evident in the tirelessly nurturing of her beautiful homesite on the banks of the Withlacoochee River. She was always willing to lend a pointer, a plant or clipping, and her own shovel to make make sure others could also enjoy the beauty that she loved so much. During the hotter months, Linda and Don would load up the RV and Jeep and head for higher (cooler) ground. Linda especially enjoyed the magnificent scenery in the backcountry of Colorado that can only be found while traversing jeep trails. Whether in the RV or home, Linda’s hospitality was unsurpassed with the sharing of her home-cooking and extensive recipe collection. Linda was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Horace Nix. Linda is survived by her husband, Donald Porter. Also surviving are 2 daughters Tammy L DeShan (Jay) and Julie C Porter; and her three grandchildren. Linda loved her family and friends deeply and never met a stranger. Her stories are and will ever be legendary. Linda will be loved and missed by the many special people she has touched during her life on Earth. Linda will be laid to rest in a private graveside service on April 1st at Greenwood Cemetery in Eustis, FL. In celebration of Linda’s love of flowers, arrangements for the graveside service should be delivered to Hamlin & Hilbish Funeral Directors (326 East Orange Avenue, Eustis, FL 32726). In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts can be made to one of the following: The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Inc. at www.LLS.org or HPH Hospice at www.chaptershealth.org/give/donate/. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date when family and friends can once again gather together. Services have been entrusted to Hamlin and Hilbish Funeral Directors, located at 326 East Orange Ave. Eustis, FL 32726.
Linda Faye Porter, 79, of Dunnellon, FL went to be with our Lord on March 23rd, 2020. Linda was born in Eustis, FL on January 16th, 1941 to Eltrym and Ophy Nix. Her parents instilled a love for Jesus, family, music, and God’s creation. Linda... View Obituary & Service Information
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