Mr. Robert Joseph Portugal, 52, of Mebane passed away on Wednesday March 13, 2019 at Hock Family Pavilion in Durham.
He was born in Lincoln Park Michigan, and the son of Ronald Joseph Portugal and Diana Svacha.
Robert J. Portugal graduated from Alan Park High School. He joined the US. Army as a 91Q Pharmacy Specialist. He proudly served during Desert Storm and earned the Army Service Ribbon, Army Lapel Button, M16 Sharpshooter Badge, Army good conduct medal, Army Achievement Medal, Parachute Badge. Robert moved to Mebane, NC where he worked for Duke University for over 28 years. He mentored and taught many of the staff members. He was known as MR. Fix it. He was loyal and a dear friend to everyone. He was an avid fan Of University of Michigan football and the Detroit Red Wings. Hobbies include, xbox gaming, golfing, and traveling.
Survived by his step mother, Judy Portugal, his step father, Raymond Bishop, his sisters; Sheila Portugal, Sabrina and husband Justin Young; step-sisters Kim Zehel, and Jennifer Zehel, brother; Ronnie Portugal, step-brother Ray Zehel Five Nieces; Jessica Portugal, Zaydriana Young, Valora Young, Kayla Young, Kelsea Young and one Nephew Kevin Portugal.
He is preceded in death by his father, Ronald J. Portugal, mother, Diana Bishop, a brother, Jeffery Portugal.
There will be a Memorial Service at Walkers Funeral Home in Mebane Chapel Monday, March 18, 2019 at 3:00pm. Visitation will be held before the service at from 12:00 – 3:00 pm.
Online guest register at www.walkersfuneralhomemebane.com
Walker’s Funeral Home and Crematory of Mebane is in charge of the arrangements for Mr. Portugal