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Johnny Porras

Johnny H. Porras

Friday, September 7th, 1923 - Sunday, February 11th, 2018
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September 7, 1923-Februay 11, 2018 Johnny was born in Pensacola, Florida to George (a Greek Immigrant) and Georgia Ard Porras. He graduated from Pensacola High School and was a lifeguard at Pensacola Beach. He worked at the family’s Greek restaurant Tops.   Johnny Porras served in WWII as a member of the United States Army Air Force (USAAF) in the central Pacific.  Shortly following the U.S. Marines invasion and capture of Iwo Jima, Johnny spent a short time there while he was on his way to a place called Eniwetok.   He was there at Eniwetok in August of 1945 when the war ended.  Johnny was a very quiet and private man who rarely opened up to anyone about what he did in the war.  He was one of a very few remaining members the greatest generation.  He is badly missed by all those who know, respect and love him.  Johnny was happily married to Joyce Daw Porras and was married 68 years this February. They had 3 children, Kathy Winter (Bill), Joni Pierce (Bill) and Nilo Porras (Sandra). He worked at Chemstrand/Monsanto and was an avid golfer scoring 2 holes in one. He loved to dance and travel. Traveling on 22 European cruises, 7 trans-Atlantic. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Charles Porras and sister Dorothy Porras Capps. Also preceding him in death were many close cousins. He is survived by his wife Joyce, children, many nieces, nephews and brothers and sisters-in-laws. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, February 16 at Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home from 1-3 p.m. A private interment will be held at Bayview Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Pensacola Humane Society - www.pensacolahumane.org. WATERS & HIBBERT FUNERAL HOME is in charge of arrangements.
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    Friday, February 16th, 2018 | 1:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 16th, 2018 1:00pm
    Location
    Waters & Hibbert Funeral Home
    Address
    124 W. GREGORY ST.
    PENSACOLA, Florida 32502
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Sonja Rasmussen,

Posted at 12:00am
I just now learned of Uncle Johnny's passing. I will always remember him for his easy going personality, his devotion to his family and all the help he freely gave to my mother. I don't think I ever saw him without a smile on his face. Rest in peace, Uncle Johnny, until we meet again. ~ Sonja Rasmussen, Tacoma, Washington
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Rosemary Krom Hendrix,

Posted at 12:00am
May his memory be eternal. My sincerest condolences to Johnny's family ~ Rosemary Krom Hendrix, Jasper, Georgia
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Ed Villar,

Posted at 12:00am
Nilo and Sandra, I'm so sorry your loss. Sending my heartfelt thoughts and prayers. ~ Ed Villar, Pensacola, Florida Contact Me
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JERRY WHATLEY,

Posted at 12:00am
JOHNNY WAS A CO WORKER OF MINE IN THE MALICE PLANT. WE PLAYED A LOT OF GOLF OVER THE YEARS AND TALKED ON THE PHONE A GOOD BIT. I THOUGHT A LOT ON HIM AND HE WAS A GREAT FRIEND AND WILL BE MISSED BY MANY ~ JERRY WHATLEY, PENSACOLA, Florida
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Marie and Henry Giles,

Posted at 12:00am
Kathy and family: Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear one. May he rest in peaceful sleep while thoughts and memories of him serve to comfort you during this difficult time. ~ Marie and Henry Giles, Pensacola, Florida Contact Me
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