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Robert 'Bob' Porst

July 23, 1936 ~ May 8, 2017 (age 80)

Bob Porst, 80, of the Savannah Lakes Village, husband of Karen Kinane Porst, died Monday, May 8, 2017 at his residence.  He was born in Sturgis, MI to the late Fredrick and Patricia Hayes Porst.

A 1958 graduate of the University of Notre Dame, Bob retired from the National Highway Carrier Directory, a publishing and trade routing company, which he owned and operated.  He was a member of the Good Shepherd Catholic Church and was active in the men’s club of the church.  Bob was a strong supporter of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Chicago Cubs and was an avid golfer.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a son, Tom Porst and a sister, Judy Porst.

Bob is survived by his wife of 41 years of the home; children, Mark Porst (Betsy) of Cleveland, OH, Dan Porst of Chicago, IL, Kathy Gehring (John) of Chicago, IL, Anne Tressler (Mike) of Michigan, Tom Drabik (Mary) of Florida, Tim Drabik (Patty) of Florida, Dan Drabik (Sandra Humphries) of McCormick, SC, and Mary Kusiciel of Arkansas; a brother, Jim Porst (Kathy) of Texas; thirteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM, Saturday, May 13, 2017 in Good Shepherd Catholic Church, 1401 Greenwood Hwy, McCormick, SC 29835 with the Rev. Father Robert Sayer officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Good Shepherd Catholic Church Columbarium.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions, in memory of Bob, may be made to the Humane Society of McCormick County, PO 900, McCormick, SC 29835 or the National Parkinson Foundation, 200 SE 1st Street, Suite 800, Miami, FL 33131.

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Harris Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Abbeville is assisting the Porst family.

 Service Information

Mass of Christian Burial
May 13, 2017

11:00 AM
Good Shepherd Catholic Church
1401 Greenwood Hwy
McCormick, SC 29835

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