J. Porter Crotts
J. Porter Crotts was born in Hardin County, on Feb. 5, 1933, to Alva Porter and Carrie Mae Blount Crotts. He died on Tuesday, Dec. 11, at his residence in the comfort of his Lord and with his family.
Mr. Crotts was the oldest of four children and is survived by three sisters, Jerry Ann Hulen Young, Reba Jo Reynolds (Paul) of Savannah, and Janice Gail Trawick (Curtis) of Tupelo, Miss.
Mr. Crotts was married to Mavis Lee Stanfill in November of 1950, and was the father of three sons, Bobby A. Crotts of Hendersonville, Tenn., Jimmy L. Crotts and Kenneth D. Crotts (Donna) of Savannah, and one daughter, Marilyn Crotts Thomasson, who preceded her father in death on Aug. 7, 2012.
In addition to his wife and sons, nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and three nephews survive him.
Mr. Crotts was a member of the Union of Operating Engineers for 25 years, owner of the Wharf Restaurant from 1975 to 1995, J’s Texaco from 1972 to 1975 and employed in the pipeline construction industry from 1955 to 1972.
Mr. Crotts was a Master Mason and was a member of Savannah Lodge No. 102, a 32 degree Scottish Rite Mason from the Valley of Corinth, Miss., a Shriner of Al Menah Temple, Nashville, and a member of Pickwick Shrine Club.
The family has requested donations to the Shriner’s Children Hospital, The Darryl Worley Cancer Center or to a charity of your choice in lieu of flowers.
Services were held on Saturday, Dec. 15, at 11 a.m., at Shackelford Chapel in Savannah, with Tony Polk, Wayne Thompson officiating.