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Freddie Ricky Porchia

March 28, 1958 — August 22, 2019

Freddie “Ricky” Porchia was born March 28,1958 to the late H.B. Porchia and Joyce Neal Porchia of Camden, AR.  He accepted Christ at an early age at Good Hope Baptist Church in Stephens, AR. 

Ricky was a 1976 graduate of Camden, AR.  He was known for his soft-spoken persona,  his ability to draw,  and his knack of “teasing” people.  He also possessed a special love for older people and could sit and talk with them for hours. 

In 1979, Ricky married Annette Todd and to this union two children were born, Rico and Rekia born. His other children are Prethecia Lindsey and Kierra Porchia.  Ricky loved  his children and was very proud of and constantly bragged on them.  This love spread down to his eleven grandchildren.

Ricky began his employment journey at Elk Roofing in Stephens, Arkansas until the plant closed its doors.  Afterwards, he held positions at both Atlantic Research and Arquest.  He spent his last years of working as a truck driver.  First, he worked cross-country for J.B. Hunt and finished his driving career at Blann Trucking Company in Hampton, Arkansas before he became disabled.

On August 22, 2019, Ricky transitioned from this life to life eternal.  He was preceded in death by his father, H.B. Porchia (son of the late Harvey and Alla Porchia); his mother, Joyce Neal Porchia (daughter of the late Alford and Nancy Neal) and one sister, Dorothy Jones. 

Ricky is survived by his four children (one son, three daughters), Rico L. Porchia (Teneka) of  Olive Branch, MS; Prethecia Lindsey of Camden, AR; Rekia S. Porchia (Jeremy) and Kierra Porchia of Little Rock, AR.; eleven grandchildren:  Kassidy Porchia, Zylan Simpson, Aryunna Turner, London Porchia, Paris Porchia, Skylar Simpson, Layla Hill, Koran Johnson, Rico Porchia Jr, Khali Flowers and Zaydon Simpson; four brothers:  H.B. Porchia of Mesquite, TX; John Porchia of Little Rock, AR; Willie and Larry Porchia of Camden, AR; three sisters:  Linda Porchia-Brown of Camden, AR.; Sarah Lindsey of Tyler, TX, and Vivian (Kenneth) Hervey of Little Rock, AR.; uncles: Rev. Willie Lee Neal (Annie Ruth) of Milwaukee, WI; Frank Neal of Camden, AR and Alford Neal of  Chicago, IL; aunts: Verna Mae Williams and Essie Neal of Camden, AR; Jean Ester Anderson and Pearl Hardiman of  Milwaukee, WI; Marilyn (Ralph) Thrist and Queen (JC) Jackson of Kansas City, MO., a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, his best-friend/cousin, Dexter Porchia and numerous friends.

Submitted by the Porchia Family

Public visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.with the family the hour from 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, August 30, 2019at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 31, 2019 at Good Hope Baptist Church with Rev. Bruce Porchia, pastor. Interment will be at Good Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will Pedro Fraizer, Michael Porchia, Jimmy Lindsey, Jr., Willie Porchia, Jr., TaCorey Strickland, John Porchia, Jr., Ke’Aundre Watkins and DeRonnie Pearson. Honorary pallbearers will be Rico L. Porchia, H.B. Porchia, John Porchia, Willie Porchia, Larry Porchia, Dexter Porchia, Reginald Porchia, Jr., and Paul Briggs. Services are provided by Williams Funeral Home Van Buren. Sign the guestbook online at www.funeralsatwilliams.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Public Visitation

Friday, August 30, 2019

1:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Family Gathering

Friday, August 30, 2019

6:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Good Hope Baptist Church

, Camden, AR 71701

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