Be the first to share your favorite memory, photo or story of
This memorial page is dedicated for family, friends and future generations to celebrate
the life of their loved one.
We ask on behalf of the family that you keep your comments uplifting and appropriate
to help all who come here to find comfort and healing.
Obituary for Lester D. Poorman
Poorman, Lester D. - 73 of Portage, passed away surrounded by his family on Sunday November 18, 2012 at Memorial Medical Center. Born December 14, 1938 in Portage. The son of George and Rosella (Pauley) Poorman. Preceded in death by parents, son: Thomas A. Williams, grandson: Jason T. Williams and brother-in-law: Charles Nagle. Lester is survived by his loving wife of 41 years, the former Janet J. Riggleman and these children: James A. Williams of Texas, Cathy L. wife of Terry White, of Portage, Joseph R. Williams and wife Donna (Chappell) of Texas, Mark L. Poorman and wife Michele (Vena), of Portage and Kimberly K. wife of Terry G. Seaman, Jr. of Portage. Also survived by 13 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Brother of Rose Marie Nagle of Johnstown, David Poorman and wife Elizabeth (Sease), and George Poorman and wife Mary Lou (McKrush) of Portage. Lester was a graduate of Portage Area High School. He worked as a steel worker, coal miner, and M.S.H.A. Federal Health & Safety Inspector. Prior to his working career, he served as a military police officer for 2 years while stationed in Germany. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and Steeler and Nascar fan. Lester mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and was especially happy when he was with his grandchildren. He will be sadly missed by his family and all that knew him. Funeral arrangements were in care of the Matthew R. Decort Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc. of Portage. Per Lester's wishes, funeral services were held privately for the family, the Rev. Daniel Hellmann of Wesleyan Holiness Church of Portage officiated. Committal was held at Prospect Cemetery in Portage. Memorial donations can be made in Lester's name to the Wesleyan Holiness Church and/or the Portage Public Library.