January 4-- Mr. Buddy “Pops” Portwood, age 55, of Vidalia died Monday December 31, 2018. Buddy was a native of Swainsboro having lived for many years in Ft. Worth TX, and previously returned to Vidalia 15 years ago. Buddy was a carpenter and worked for Ross Kelly at Lovins Realty and was Southern Baptist by Faith.

Buddy was preceded in death by his parents, Bobby and Earline Portwood; his sisters, Pam and Barbara Portwood; his grandson, Andrew Portwood, and his brother-in-law, Otis Moore.

Buddy is survived by two sons, Patrick Portwood (Lorraine) of Vidalia and Lance Portwood of Weatherford TX; two daughters, Lacey Faircloth (Royce Pierce) of Vidalia and Brittany Portwood (Jeremy Copeland) of Swainsboro; two sisters, Vicki McRae (Charles) of Swainsboro, and Cathy Vaughn of Ft. Worth TX; eleven grandchildren, Cody, Kaitlyn, Anna, Amber, Hunter, Jason, Kay-leigh, Christian, Savannah, Jace, and Parker; his special friends Charlie Leach and Ross Kelly; and his significant other Robbie Taylor of Vidalia.

Funeral Services for Mr. Buddy “Pops” Portwood will be held Saturday January 5, 2019 at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel at 5:00 PM. The family will receive friends on Saturday at Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM.

Stewart-Rosier Funeral Service Vidalia Chapel is in charge of funeral arrangements.