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Henry "Sonny" C. Porterfield, Jr.

September 26, 1948 — August 27, 2023



Henry “Sonny” Porterfield, Jr., of Sharon, Pennsylvania, passed away on Sunday, August 27, 2023, while a patient at Clepper Manor Nursing Home, following a period of declining health. He was 74.

Henry was born on September 26, 1948, in Sharon, a son to Henry C. Porterfield, Sr. & Jenetta M. (Ward) Porterfield-Howard.

He had worked at National Malleable & Steel Castings in Sharon, as well as Greenville Steel Car Company.

Sonny was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Sharon, Slovak Home and the Croatian-American Civic Club, both in Farrell.

In his spare time, Sonny enjoyed drinking beer, playing BINGO, shooting pool, throwing darts, and fishing, not necessarily in that order.

Survivors include: his wife, Patricia Ann (Mollard) Porterfield, whom he married October 7, 1975; children, Diane Smith, of Windsor, South Carolina, Maggie (Brian) Clark, of Masury, Ohio, Sonny (Tammy) Porterfield, of Sharon, Gail (Trapper) Feldman, of Aken, South Carolina, Billy Dollman, and Amanda (Billy) Altman; 12 grandchildren; 12 ½ great-grandchildren; siblings, Mike Porterfield, of Nesbit, Mississippi, Darlene (Frank) Luzar, of Austintown, Ohio, Bob (Linda) Porterfield, Chuck (Tami) Porterfield, both of Sharon, Rodney "Boo Boo" Porterfield, of Brookfield, Ohio, and Janie (Bob) Catron, of Franklin, Pennsylvania; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; granddaughter, Heaven Marie Lewis; siblings, Gail Boles, Crystal Porterfield, Sherry Stone, & Dorothy "Dukie" Burnett; and son-in-law, Steve Smith.

A time of gathering to honor Sonny will be held on Tuesday, September 5, 2023, from 4:00-6:00 PM, in the home of Briceland Funeral Service, LLC, located at 379 State Route 7, SE, Brookfield, Ohio 44403. A memorial service will immediately follow at 6:00 PM.

Expressions of sympathy may be left for his family at 

Coordination of this tribute for Mr. Porterfield was presented by Daniel Briceland, Owner & Director. (330-509-3135)

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Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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