Posted on

Mr. Logan Porter

James Logan Porter, 59, passed away Sunday, April 4, 2021, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah. He was born July 24, 1961, to James William and Shirley Johnson Porter and has lived here all of his life. Logan was a 1978 graduate of Pinewood Christian Academy and a graduate of Tift College of Mercer with a Bachelor’s degree in history. After graduating from college while living in Vidalia, he worked as a Sales Associate at Belk Matthews and later started teaching history and government for Glennville Christian Academy and Pinewood Christian Academy. Currently Logan was the assistant professor at Brewton-Parker College in history where he was the director of Phi Gama Mu chapter and the facility liaison for the Historic Village. His students were his “children” and he always took an active interest in them and their lives, cheering on the underdog to apply all he taught in their studies and in life. Teaching was his legacy and he inspired countless lives and careers. Logan was a prolific historian and his knowledge and love of American history and government was unparalleled. He was always continuing his education of history by traveling around the world or attending workshops during his spare time in the summer. Logan was a founding member of the Glennville-Tattnall Museum and served on the board of trustees and also served on the Glennwanis Hotel board. He was also an active member of the Cultural History at Columbus State University and a member of the teacher education department with the Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest. Logan was a collector of White House Memorabilia, Hummel’s, and replicas of Faberge Easter Eggs. He enjoyed collecting globes with his son, collecting and reading books, traveling and spending time with his family. Logan was a loving, son, husband and father and was a member of Glennville First Baptist Church. He is preceded in death by his father, William “Bill” Porter.

He is survived by: Spouse, Miriam Porter of Glennville, Georgia; Mother, Shirley Porter Driggers of Glennville, Georgia; Children, Elizabeth Porter (Hunter Kennedy), Liam Porter, all of Glennville, Georgia; Sister, Brenda Combs (Gary) of Sims, North Carolina; Uncle & Aunt, Jerry and Debbie Morey of Glennville, Georgia. Several other relatives also survive.

Visitation began at 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, April 7, 2021, at Brannen-Kennedy Funeral Home. Funeral Services were held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 8, 2021, at Glennville First Baptist Church. Burial followed in the Glennville City Cemetery.

Social distancing of six feet due to Covid 19 was enforced and masks were requested for all services.

Care and services are entrusted to Brannen Kennedy Funeral Home of Glennville, Georgia.

Full Paid Obituary

Recent Death Notices