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Roger Porter

Roger “Bo” Porter, age 60, of Coulterville, IL, passed away on Tuesday, January 2, 2024 at 1:09 a.m. in Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Roger was born on June 9, 1963 in Pinckneyville Community Hospital, Pinckneyville, IL, a son to Hiram and Phyllis Jean (Huff) Porter. Roger was of the Christian faith. He worked in the maintenance department at Gilster Mary Lee for over 20 years. Roger was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, and hunting. He also enjoyed mushroom hunting. Rogers’s true passion was spending time with his family and friends, especially with his grandchildren. He will be missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his mother, Phyllis Porter of Oakdale, IL; one son, Travis (Olivia) Engelage of Sparta, IL: female companion, Kim Ward of Coulterville, IL; one sister, Barbara (Donnie McClaine) Porter of Coulterville, IL; four grandchildren, Emilia Engelage, Gavin Engelage, Hattie Engelage, and Lincoln Engelage; several close friends, and numerous cousins.

He was preceded in death by his father, Hiram Porter;

A funeral service will be held at Pyatt Funeral Home, Coulterville, IL, on Tuesday, January 9, 2024 at 10:00 a.m. with Ron Mazander officiating. Interment will be at Pilot Knob Cemetery, Oakdale, IL.

Visitation will be held at Pyatt Funeral Home, Coulterville, IL, on Monday from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m.

Memorial donations may be made to his grandchildren.

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