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Patrick J. Porter

June 23, 1965 — August 8, 2022

Patrick J. Porter, 57 of Decatur, passed away at 9:32a.m. on Monday, August 8, 2022 at Moweaqua Rehabilitation and Health Care. He was born on June 23, 1965 in Taylorville, the son of Clifford Allen and Margaret L. (Turner) Porter. Patrick previously worked as a machinist at Caterpillar in Decatur. He was an avid NASCAR fan and especially enjoyed watching Dale Earnhardt Jr. race. He enjoyed spending time outdoors, taking walks in nature and going for rides in the country. Patrick was a jack of all trades, he was a skilled gardener and wood worker, and loved music and attending concerts. He was rarely seen without wearing his dew rag, often in his favorite color of hot pink. More than anything he enjoyed time spent with his family.

He is survived by his daughter: Amanda Fiaoni (Cory) of Taylorville; grandchildren: Zayn Hall and Preston Fiaoni; niece: Kristal Fry (James) of Taylorville; great nephews: Carson Fry and Karter Fry; and aunts: Jean Steele of Morrisonville and Mary Porter of Taylorville. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister: Kristina Mercer.

Mr. Porter’s body will be donated to scientific research, and the family with host a celebration of his life at a later date. McClure Funeral Home and Cremation Services in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories of Patrick, or condolences to his family, may be shared online at

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