Andrew Porterfield, 87, passed away at Commonwealth Health Care ( formerly known as Wheatland Hills) on Friday, August 8, 2014.
He was born May 18, 1927 in Carroll County to the late Mary and John Porterfield.
He is survived by his devoted wife of 66 years, Fern Winesett Porterfield, and three sons and their wives: Ivan of Galax; Don (Sue Lynn) of Louisville, Kentucky; Keith (Robyn) of Roanoke.
Left also to cherish his memory are five grandchildren: Andy (Sherri), Keenan, Rachel, Benjamin (Jenny), Andrew Boone; and four great grandchildren – Haley, Hope, Levi, Vincent.
His sisters, Ollie Mae, Mattie and Marie survive along with his brother, Junior.
His sisters, Mollie and Harolyn; and brothers, John Henry, Berlin, and Clarence predeceased him.
He was a faithful member of Cliffview Church of God in Galax for many years. After moving to Commonwealth Health Care, he attended Christ Chapel as long as he was able. One could easily recognize him by his cowboy hat and boots. He loved, God, family, and his farm friends-horses, cattle and beagles.
The family would like to thank the staff of Commonwealth Health Care and Mountain Valley Hospice for their compassion and care of Andrew.
The family will receive friends Sunday, August 10, 2014 at the Cliffview Church of God from 2:00 until 3:00 PM. The funeral service will follow at 3:00 PM with Pastor Ron Hill and Pastor David White officiating. Interment will following in Monta Vista Memory Gardens in Galax.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Joy Ranch for Children, 813 Joy Ranch Rd, Woodlawn, VA 24381