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Donald Ray Portwood

May 16, 1938 ~ January 5, 2024 (age 85) 85 Years Old
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Donald Portwood Obituary

Donald Ray Portwood, age 85, of Cicero, Indiana passed away January 5, 2024 at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville, Indiana with his family by his side.

He was born May 16, 1938 at Indianapolis, Indiana to Clarence and Naomi Maxine (Downin) Portwood.  He attended schools in Indianapolis and graduated from George Washington High School with the Class of 1956.  He then honorably served his country in the United States Marine Corps.

Don, as he was fondly known then served his community working in law enforcement.  He first worked with the Cicero Police Department and then worked later years until retirement with the Hamilton County Sheriff's Department.

He was a member of the Hamilton County Fraternal Order of Police, Cicero Volunteer Fire Department, and the Cicero American Legion.  Above all these accomplishments, Don was a man of faith and did all things unto the glory of God.

He married Karen Kay (Ferguson) Portwood on June 1, 1963 and they recently celebrated their 60th anniversary.  They were blessed with two children, Donna Lynn (Jim) Hunter of Cicero, Indiana, and Daniel Ray Portwood (Michelle) of Arcadia, Indiana.

Additional survivors include his sister: Norma Jean Boyle of Cicero, Indiana, grandchildren: Tanner (Katie) Hartley, Drew (Alyssa) Hunter, Logan Portwood and Cole Portwood,  plus great-grandchildren: Kathryn, Adelyn, and Axel.

His parents and a brother, Jack Portwood preceded him in death.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, January 11, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. at Hartley Funeral Home Cicero Chapel, 209 West Jackson Street, Cicero, Indiana 46034 with burial to follow at Cicero Cemetery.   A time of visitation will be from 11:00 A.M. until time of the services.  You may send condolences at


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January 11, 2024

11:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034

Funeral Service
January 11, 2024

2:00 PM
Hartley Funeral Homes
209 W. Jackson Street
Cicero, IN 46034


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