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James Porter Bull

November 26, 1925 — September 26, 2016

SANTEE - James Porter Bull, 90, of the Providence Community, husband of Newell Jeffords Bull, passed away Monday, September 26, 2016 at his home. Funeral services will be 2 p.m. Friday at Providence United Methodist Church with Rev. Terry Martin and Rev. Ken Hay officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be James Shuler, Jonathan Bull, William Bull, Matthew Bull, Dr. Steven Bull, Dr. Douglas Bull, Dr. Gary Jeffords, and Dean Hutto. Porter was born in the Providence Community, a son of the late Robbie LeRoy Bull and Bessie Terry Bull. He was a graduate of Providence High School, and graduated from Clemson College with a degree in agricultural engineering. A Navy veteran of World War II, he farmed for 13 years before going to work with the Federal Crop Insurance Corporation where he retired as Southeast Regional Director. Porter was an active member of Providence United Methodist Church, where he served on many boards and committees, as well as teaching Sunday School for many years. He was a former Boy Scout Leader, and prior to failing health an avid golfer. Surviving are his wife, Newell J. Bull of Providence; a daughter, Karen B. (Dahl) Shuler of Providence; a son, Dr. Michael P. Bull of Providence; grandchildren, Jonathan (Yasmeen) Bull, Jamie B. (Mike) Blake, Sara Shuler (Dean) Hutto, and James Porter Shuler; great-grandchildren, Ethan Keith Bull, Julie Elizabeth Blake Emma Elise Bull, and Sara Michelle Blake. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Avinger Funeral Home in Holly Hill, and other times at the residence. Memorials may be made to Providence UMC Cemetery Fund, C/O Frankie Dantzler, 2988 Bass Dr., Santee, SC 29142.
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