Cecil Porter has finished his labors on earth to enjoy eternal refreshment in the Paradise of God on May 30, 2021 at St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, surrounded by family. While on Earth he worked as an insurance agent for forty plus years. During this time he earned numerous awards for his production and profitability. He prided himself in providing good service to his clients.
He was also in the rental business for many years.
He is survived by one son, Cecil (Erik) Porter III of Flossmoor, Illinois; two daughters, Kelli (Thomas) Widger of Geneseo and Kristyn (Craig) Kempher of Mahomet and four grandchildren, Luke (Nicole) Widger, Nicholas Widger, Ethan Kempher and Alyssa Kempher.
Cecil loved his family and did his best to be a good husband, father, grandfather, and father in law. He especially enjoyed Thanksgiving when occasionally he had the privilege of preparing Thanksgiving dinner. He really enjoyed the times when everyone would come home at once.
Cecil loved his performance muscle cars. He drove Corvettes for years. He especially enjoyed his old Chevelle which he nicknamed the Beast. He loved to take it out on Spring Lake Road occasionally and smoke the tires.
He was very loyal to his friends and took pride in keeping his word.
Later in life Cecil joined Macomb Lodge #17 Ancient Free and Accepted Masons. The Masons became an important part of Cecil's life. He went through the chairs and eventually had the privilege to serve as Worshipful Master of his Lodge. He also had the privilege of being the Treasurer of his Lodge for several years and was the Masonic Temple building manager. He was also a Member of the Scottish Rite, Mohammad Shrine, York Rite, Knights Templar and Eastern Star.
A Funeral Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at the Macomb Masonic Lodge with Pastor Rich Barnett officiating. Visitation will be held from 12 to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 19, 2021 at Clugston-Tibbitts Funeral Home in Macomb. Cremation rites have been accorded.
Please make memorials to Macomb Lodge # 17 AF & AM.
You may leave condolences and sign the guest book online at clugston-tibbitts.com.