Mr. Reuben Porras Jr.

Mr. Reuben Porras Jr., 61, of Newnan, GA, died Wednesday, May 1, 2013, at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta. He was born June 15, 1951, in Dallas, TX, to Reuben Porras Sr. & Catalina Valdez.

His father preceded him in death.

Reuben grew up in Texas, attended Jesuit Preparatory, and graduated in 1969 from the University of North Texas with a degree in Radio, Film & Television.

He was a freelance cinematographer and worked on several movies and numerous sporting events.

He traveled around the world filming sporting events for the NFL, MLB, and NASCAR. He was a two-time Emmy Award winner for his work on the Inside the NFL program in 1991 & 1995.

Reuben was a charter member of Resurrection Lutheran Church, where he was active in numerous programs.

The memorial service is Tuesday, May 7 at 3 p.m. at Resurrection Lutheran Church with Rev. Barbara Gibson & Rev. Dan Dahl officiating. The visitation is Monday evening between 6 - 8 at McKoon Funeral Home, 38 Jackson St., Newnan, GA.

Rather than flowers, the family respectfully requests contributions to Resurrection Lutheran Church, 1250 Lora Smith Rd, Newnan, GA 30265.

Condolences can be expressed online at www.mckoon.com .

Survivors include son, Noah Porras & wife Alicia of Newnan; mother, Catalina Scott of Newnan; sister, Monica Olivera & husband Andrew of Fort Worth, TX; grandsons, Connor Porras, Grayson Porras; niece, Monica Hazelton & husband Brad of Scotland Neck, NC; great-nephew, Noah Hazelton; and great-niece Naomi Hazelton.

McKoon Funeral Home & Crematory, 770-253-4580


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