John Matthew “Matt” Porter entered this world on July 23, 1975. He went home to be with his Lord on September 7, 2023.
Matt graduated from Pinson Valley High and then attended Samford University. At Pinson, he was on the basketball team and the track and cross-country teams. At Samford, he was on the track and cross-country teams during his freshman year.
He was father to twin sons Grant and Tyler (mother Cindy) and a daughter Lucy (Mother Jennifer).
He loved being and working outdoors. He was an avid reader and had a love for music and writing poetry. He was the author of one book of his poems. He and his wicked sense of humor will be sorely missed by all who knew him. He was a Christian and a member of First Baptist Church Pinson. He is survived by Mom and Dad, brother Mike and wife Michelle, and their families, sons Grant and Tyler and their mother Cindy, and daughter Lucy and her mother Jennifer.
He is also survived by aunts Carol Harper, Myrna Fendlason, and Justine West, and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
In lieu of flowers donations maybe made to a charity of your choice.