TROY TWP. – Louis George Portman, 88, of Troy Township, passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, at University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1932, in Bedford, Ohio, son of David and Mary (nee Law) Portman.
After graduating from Newbury High School, he served for the U.S. Army in the Korean War, where he received a Purple Heart.
He was a police officer for Chagrin Falls and then became a truck driver for Manfredi Motor Transit Co. in Newbury Township. He received many awards from Manfredi, one of which was for driving over 3.1 million miles with no accident.
He lived in Troy since July 2019, coming from North Port, Fla., and Burton.
Louis was a member of the VFW and F.O.E. in Chagrin Falls. He loved the outdoors, was a pilot and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling to Canada, Florida and Pennsylvania.
He will be missed by his family and friends.
Louis is survived by his beloved wife, Bobbette Jean (nee Edwards), of 40 years; three children, Phillip Portman, Cheryl (Arthur) Erker and Kimberly Portman; four stepchildren, Bambi (Tom) Davis, Scott Bollinger, Michael (Robyn) Bollinger and Jack (Gloria) Bollinger; 15 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and his sister, Mari Lou Fritz.
He is preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Joseph Portman.
A private family graveside service will be held in Newbury Center Cemetery.
Sly Family Funeral Home assisted family with arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.slyffh.com.