Lexington-Albert Stanley Porth, Sr., 70, passed away at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday, April 24, 2021. Albert had a difficult battle with Alzheimer’s Disease over the past eleven years and is finally at rest. He will be forever loved and forever remembered.
Born in Lexington, SC, he was the son of the late Neclause and Vermelle Porth. Mr. Porth was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church where he served on church council, the property and grounds committee, building committee, as an usher, and a Sunday School teacher. He was a former co-owner of Clyde Nettles Roofing, Painting, and Remodeling and owner of Albert Porth Fire and Water Restoration. Mr. Porth also served in the National Guard. He graduated from Lexington High School and the University of South Carolina where he remained a Gamecocks fan throughout his life. Mr. Porth loved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherman.
He is survived by his wife, Lynn Sox Porth; his three children, Julie Porth Smith of Saluda, Albert “Brett” Porth, Jr. (Jennie) of Lexington, and Mark Porth (Amanda) of Kansas City, MO; six grandchildren, Garrett, Rylee, and Gracie Ray Smith, Albert “Trey” Porth III, Grayson and Elliot Porth; siblings, Elizabeth Ward and Jamie Porth (Susan) of Lexington, Marjorie Arnold (David) of Ridgeland, Denise Hill (Richard) of Leesville; sister-in-law, Suzette Porth of Gilbert; brother-in-law, Lee Hax of Lexington; and many nieces and nephews. Albert is predeceased by his parents; brother, Tony Porth; and sister, Rita Hax.
Funeral Services for Albert Stanley Porth, Sr. will be conducted at 2:00pm Wednesday at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, 1130 St. Peters Road, Lexington, SC 29072 with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to the funeral at St. Peter’s in the Parish Life Center. Memorials may be made to the church or to The Alzheimer’s Disease Research Fund at Duke University School of Medicine (LINK: http://neurology.duke.edu/about/give-department/alzheimers-disease-research-fund). Barr-Price Funeral Home and Crematorium, Lexington Chapel is assisting the family.
The family would like to thank Albert’s loving caregivers, Amedisys Hospice Care, Dr. Richard Murray of LMC, and Dr. Richard O’Brien at Duke University Medical Center.
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