Norman Mitchell “Porky” Wynn, 88 of Pine Bluff passed away Friday June
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21st , 2019, at JRMC. He was born May 27, 1931 to Mitchell and Ethel Wynn at Madison, Florida and graduated from Madison High School in May of 1950.
He was an excellent athlete and played baseball, basketball, and football in
junior and senior high and he received offers to play college football. He
decided to go into the Air Force where he stayed for four years and
received an honorable discharge.
While in the Air Force he was stationed in Mountain Home, Idaho where he
played football for the base team as a full back. This team competed
against state college teams at that time. During this time, he received the
Most Valuable Player trophy. While stationed in Idaho, he met his future
They moved back to Florida where he worked for National Container Corp.
(paper mill) 1954 as extra hand on the lime kiln, worked as lime kiln helper
– recovery boiler 4th helper, digester helper, recover boiler 3rd helper, till
Porky came to Pine Bluff to help build the Dierks Paper Company in
December 2, 1957 as a washer operator – promoted to digester cook; he
spent 9 years on both jobs. He was promoted to the job of recovery
operator in 1966 then went on to work as a boiler operator till he retired
after 42 years in 2000. He was active in the union and served as their
secretary for years. After he retired he was active in their retiree meetings
at the Paper Mill for years which he really enjoyed.
He was Assistant Scout master for the Boy’s Industrial School Troop 187
and also for Troop 284 at the Dollarway Presbyterian Church. Later he
was also a District Executive for the Quapaw Area Council.
He was also involved in the Jefferson County Wildlife Association
Porky was always helping people, taking care of seniors, visiting the
nursing homes, and driving people all over Arkansas.
He enjoyed camping and eventually built an A frame house on the Greers
Ferry Lake at Cove Creek, did not get to enjoy it long. He enjoyed road trips out West every two to four years to make the family reunion, creating many memories for the family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Mitchell and Ethel Wynn,
brothers J. W. and Ralph and sister Jean Hunter.
Survivors include Catherine, Sister Juanita Singletary of Florida. He is also survived by his Daughter, Ramona Green of Pine Bluff, Son, Shad Wynn (Christi) of Fort Smith and a son Joseph Wynn of Hot Springs. Grandchildren: Wallace Green Joiner of Nashville Tennessee; Anna Claire Wynn and Ethan Wynn of Florida, and great grandchildren Estelle and Preston Joiner of Nashville, TN.
The family would like to thank the staff at Trinity Village that took such good care of Dad and also the Physical Therapy staff. He really enjoyed the
attention. They would also like to thank the staff at JRMC on 2nd NE that
was very attentive during his stay.
Memorials may be made to the Jefferson County Humane Society of Pine
Bluff, P. O. Box 2233, Pine Bluff, AR 71613 or your favorite charity.
Visitation will be held Thursday, June 27th 5:00 to 7:00 pm and funeral service will be held Friday, June 28th at 11:00 am with Deacon Noel F. “Bud Bryant officiating at Ralph Robinson Funeral Home, 807 Cherry Street, Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Honorable pallbearers will be Jimmy McCree, Jeff Stewart, Tommy Stivers, and Scott McGeorge.