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Portus Webster, II

Portus Weare Webster, II

Sunday, June 26th, 1949 - Friday, April 23rd, 2021
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Obituary

Portus Weare Webster, II, 71, of Stevensville, passed away Friday, April 23, 2021 in Grand Rapids. The family will receive guests from 5-7pm, Friday, April 30, 2021 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10am, Saturday, May 1, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph. A private burial will take place at Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor. Memorial contributions may be given to the Wounded Warrior Project, www.woundedwarriorproject.org.

Portus was born June 26, 1949 in Benton Harbor, to Weare and Betty (Sliter) Webster. He graduated from St. John’s High School in 1968 and joined the Air Force where he served from 1970-1974. He met and married Nancy (Long) Webster, and they shared almost 42 years together before her passing in 2012. Portus was a proud member of the Stevensville American Legion and the general manager of the legion’s baseball team for many years. He also was an active member of the Knights of Columbus. Portus enjoyed being outside, especially in his garden. He also loved cars, any and all hot rods, as well as NASCAR, fishing and golf.

Portus is survived by his children, Peter (Katie) Webster, and Joshua (Coral) Webster; his grandchildren, Riley Webster, Charity Ramsby, Celesta Webster, Kendriece, Christopher, Jacob, Gabriel, P.J., and Arianna Webster, Charlie Thurmond and Troy Moline; and his sister, Giannina Holmes.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Nancy; and his parents.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 30th, 2021 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Friday, April 30th, 2021 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    Address
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, May 1st, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    St. Joseph Catholic Church - St. Joseph
    Address
    211 Church St.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
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Greg Stampohar

Posted at 05:24pm
Porty, I will miss seeing you at Mass. You played taps for both of my parents. I know you are in God's hands now. Always enjoyed golfing with you. I will miss you buddy.
Your friend,
Greg Stampohar
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Kimberly Ringer

Posted at 07:04pm
Porty you in the loving hands of God! He has given a piece of relief. But everyone that has loved you through All the years wraps their love, your smiles around them and you! I give you a big hug from afar and give my dad a pat on his back with love from ALL of us! God bless you in Gods name, cherish all your love, family, and memories you gave everyone!
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Char Farina

Posted at 04:15pm
Peter and Josh , John’s catholic school and have stayed close both being members of Stevensville American Legion . Oh how he loved his Grandchildren. Heartfelt loss. Char Farina
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Dennis (Scotty) Scott (Past Commander - Stevensille American Legion)

Posted at 02:17pm
Peter and Josh - sorry for your loss. Just saw him at Meijers and had a long conversation. He will be missed.
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Ron & Mary Nitz

Posted at 12:06pm
Our sincere sympathy to the Webster family. I worked with Portus and remember what a kind person he was as well as a devoted citizen and veteran. RIP Portus We salute you. Ron & Mary
 
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Scherri Ramirez Posted at 12:13am

Our deepest condolences to the Webster family. Portus always had a genuine smile and spoke kind words every time he served as a greeter or usher at South. He loved the Lord and will truly be missed. RIP. Sincerely Nap & Scherri Ramirez
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