Murray Israel Porter, age 90, of Atlanta, formerly of Chattanooga, died on May 18, 2015, of congestive heart failure. Murray was preceded in death by his loving wife, Muriel Porter. He is survived by his three daughters, Ellen Freedman (Terry), Carol Kurtz (Paul), and Joan Blumenfeld (Richard); and grandchildren: Mathew Freedman (Ashley), Lee Freedman (Rumi), Benjamin Kurtz (Claire), Dennis Blumenfeld, and Amy Bledsoe (Roger). Dr. Porter was born and raised in New York City and served in the United States Army during World War II. He also studied at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He attended the Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, where he earned his degree. He and his family made Chattanooga home for many years. Dr. Porter was known for his love of family, friends, Judaism, and his community. He was one of the founding members of the small orthodox synagogue in Chattanooga, Beth Shalom, which he worked tirelessly to keep vibrant. He was one of those the rabbis knew would never say “no” to anything asked of him for the welfare of his synagogue. He also worked for the Chattanooga Jewish Federation. Most of all, he loved his family and spent a happy life as a loving husband, father and grandfather. Dr. Porter’s faith was strong, and he loved living his daily life. He exemplified goodness, and showed his beautiful soul by caring for others and living each day to the fullest. Sign on line guestbook: www.edressler.com. Graveside services were held 1:00 PM Thursday, May 21, 2015 at Arlington Memorial Park, with Rabbi Joshua Heller officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Congregation B’nai Torah, the William Breman Jewish Home, or Hadassah. Arrangements by Dressler’s Jewish Funeral Care 770-451-4999.