It's a sad day in Tri-Cities as a beloved community member has passed away.

Porky Thomsen, besides being the spokesperson for Toyota Of Tri-Cities for over 20 years, is an accomplished farmer, actor, announcer, and philanthropist has passed.

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Porky Thomsen, besides being the spokesperson for Toyota Of Tri-Cities for over 20 years, is an accomplished farmer, actor, announcer, and philanthropist has passed.

I was fortunate to MC several events through the years like the Mid-Columbia Duck races and Pet Overpopulation Prevention and got the pleasure to co-host with Porky through the years.

A posting from Carmen, General Manager at Toyota Of Tri-Cities had this to say about this wonderful community member and his accomplishments:

Today, with a heavy heart and extreme sadness we share the passing of our beloved friend, colleague, and spokesperson of nearly 20-years, Porky Thomsen. Porky's passing has no doubt left a huge hole in the hearts of his many dear friends and family in and around our community just as it has here at Toyota of Tri-Cities.

We will cherish all the wonderful years of friendship and fun we had together and will always admire his can-do spirit and willingness to give back; not only in the Tri-Cities but throughout the entire Columbia Basin.

Here at Toyota of Tri-Cities the Marquart Family and our entire team have lost a very devoted friend and colleague. Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to all of Porky's family, especially his beautiful wife Terri.

So long good friend. You touched all our lives in a way we will never forget and for that, we thank you. Rest in Peace Porky! ❤

I had the pleasure of getting to know Porky through the years and he truly was a Tri-Cities icon.

Thomsen has received accolades for his accomplishments like the Heart of the Arts award from the Academy of Children's Theater in Richland and the Pasco Chamber of Commerce for the Ag Hall of Fame Pioneer Award in 2010.

He was most at home on stage acting portraying Theodore Roosevelt in the nationwide touring play "Bully"

God Speed Porky Thomsen, you'll be missed here in the Tri-Cities community.

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