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Willie Ray Porchia, Jr.

April 15, 1991 — April 8, 2021

Willie Ray Porchia, Jr., also known as “Savage” was born in Camden, Arkansas on April 15, 1991 to Willie Porchia and Tresa Marche Wilkins. He accepted Christ at an early age and was a life-long member of Whitest Chapel Baptist Church where he was active as a youth. He attended Camden Fairview High School and made friends easily.

Willie adored his son, Mison who was no doubt was his pride and joy. He loved spending time with his family and his son more than anything. Willie enjoyed listening to music by Webbie, Boosie, Black Youngster, Future. He was a free-spirited gamer and a die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan.

He was always happy and rarely saw him without a smile. His personality and upbeat demeanor were infectious.  If you were down, he would lift your spirits with his kind words. He remained that way his entire life. Anyone who met Willie and really got to know him would agree that he was a special individual.  An individual that was easy to get along with, relate to, and love as a true friend. Above all, he was a hard worker. He worked as a driver and mover for All My Sons Moving Company in Dallas, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents and son, Dycorius Porchia (2012).

Willie’s memory will live in the hearts of his son, Mison Amar Porchia; his parents, Tresa Wilkins and Willie Porchia; his significant other, Kizzy Baker; his sisters, Marche Watts, Latoya Scott, Cerria Bradford, and Raven Porchia; brothers, Terell Gulley and Tacory Strickland. He also leaves a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends that will miss him.

Public visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. on Friday, April 16, 2021 at Williams Funeral Home Van Buren, 119 Van Buren Street. Services will be held graveside at Jones Cemetery, Ouachita County Road 65 on Saturday, April 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Michael Wilson, eulogist. The family will gather and procession to the cemetery from Williams Funeral Home Van Buren, 119 Van Buren Street at 10:00 a.m. Saturday morning. 

Pallbearers honorable to mention are Jimmy Lindsey, Ellis Wilkins, Ketric Wilkins, Stacy Wilkins, Konya Frazier, Chris Hatley, Vincent Moore, Jr., Carlos Smith, Corby Rogers, Wilson Rogers, III., Tacory Strickland and Terrell Gulley.

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Service Schedule

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Public Visitation

Friday, April 16, 2021

1:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Williams Funeral Home Van Buren

119 Van Buren St NW, Camden, AR 71701

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Graveside Service

Saturday, April 17, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

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