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Jim Porteus, 80; Oneonta Native, Truck Enthusiast

IN MEMORIAM: Jim Porteus, 80;

Oneonta Native, Truck Enthusiast

Oneontan Jim Porteus

ONEONTA – Oneonta native E. James “Jim” Porteus, 80, of Bozeman, Mont., a truck driver and truck enthusiast, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Wednesday, Aug. 14, 2019.

He was born April 23, 1939, in Oneonta, to James E. and Fanny Ida (Potter) Porteus.  Jim served his country in the Army.  On January 20, 1968 Jim and Joann welcomed their son, Curt.

Jim was a member of the Eagles and loved attending any antique truck/tractor show that he could.  This year he was able to attend the 20th annual Brockway Truck show in Cortland, and he had the time of his life.

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