Victor Harris Porterfield


HURDLE MILLS — Victor Harris Porterfield, 83, of Hurdle Mills, died on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022 at his home. Mr. Porterfield was the son of the late Ernest Clifton Porterfield and Mary Louise Blaylock Porterfield. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his son, Michael Keath Porterfield; three brothers: Bobby Ernest Porterfield, Donald Porterfield and Jimmy Porterfield.

Mr. Porterfield worked for Collins & Aikman. He also worked as a mechanic for Altec in Creedmoor and Durham and for Bumpass Motors in Roxboro. Mr. Porterfield was the owner and operator of Porterfield’s Garage. Vic loved working on tractors and anything else with a motor. He was a true southern gentleman.

Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Peggy Young Porterfield of the home; four children: Elaine Marie Owen (Mike) of Timberlake, Penny Taylor, Randall Porterfield and Jeff Porterfield, all of Roxboro; one brother: Tony Porterfield of Timberlake; five sisters: Virginia Carol Davis of Roxboro, Diane Cole (Pete) of Roxboro, Peggy Long of Hurdle Mills, Wanda McCullough (David) of Hurdle Mills and Becky Landrum (Wayne) of Hurdle Mills; four grandchildren: Brad Porterfield (Allison), Andy Porterfield (Debra), Todd Taylor (Jennifer) and Kelly Owen (Paul); eight great-grandchildren: Abby, Farrah, Vanna, Madeline and Makayla Porterfield and Cash and Camdyn Taylor; multiple nieces and nephews.

Those wishing to pay their respects may do so from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at the Brooks & White Funeral Home.

Funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Friday, Jan. 14, 2022 at the Olive Branch Baptist Church with the Rev. Dave Cline and the Rev. Norman Talley officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service (1-2 p.m.).

Pallbearers will be Andy Porterfield, Brad Porterfield, Cliff Porterfield, Linwood Long, Carl Young and Paul Weaver. Honorary pallbearers will be Ronnie Porterfield and Bryan Porterfield.

Memorials may be made to Olive Branch Baptist Church, 7588 Dirgie Mine Road, Roxboro, NC 27574.

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