Wayne Dale Porter
January 3, 1942 ~ December 10, 2013
Viewing: Sunday evening from 5 to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
Funeral services: Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
Interment: Brigham City Cemetery
BRIGHAM CITY - Our loving father, grandfather, great grandfather, brother, and friend, Wayne Dale Porter, 71, passed away on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 at Maple Springs Assisted Living. He was born on January 3, 1942 in Brigham City, Utah, a son of Walter Dale and Irene Hansen Porter. He graduated from Box Elder High School in 1959. Following graduation he went into the Navy and fought in the Vietnam Conflict. He married Marilynn Reeve and from this union he had three children, Lori, Michele, and Todd. They were later divorced. He then married Nora Harmon and they were later divorced. Wayne was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Wayne loved to go fishing, hunting, trap shooting, golfing and a professional card player and enjoyed playing pung. The family would like to thank Integrity Hospice and Maple Springs for the care for Wayne. Surviving are his three children, Lori Reeve, Denver, Co; Michele (John) Barton, Alice Springs, Australia; Todd (Tammy) Porter, Brigham City; six grandchildren and one great granddaughter; three siblings, DeAnn (Don) Anderson, Tremonton; Bruce (Sharon) Porter, Brigham City; Linda (Jay) Elwood, Portage. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be held on Monday, December 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. A viewing will be held on Sunday evening from 5 to 7:00 p.m. and on Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the funeral chapel. Interment will be in the Brigham City Cemetery, where military honors will be accorded by the Box Elder Combined Veterans Honor Guard.
With sympathy to the Porter family especially Bruce, Sharon, Deann, Don, Linda, Jay, Michele, John, & family, Todd, and Tammy.
Sending my love,
So saddened to hear the passing of Wayne, I loved him so very much, best wishes to the Porter family at this time of sorrow,
So sorry for your loss, the memories we shared will always be some of my favorites. He was my high school buddy and we even joined the Navy together. Thinking of your family at this time. May the Lord provide you with strength and comfort.
Don & Darlene Tea
DeAnn an Bruce,
I was saddened to read of Waynes passing. He was a special friend and will be missed by a lot of us. Bless you both in your time of great loss.
To Don and Deann Anderson
We were sorry to learn of Your Brother's Passing. Our Thoughts and Prayers are with you and Your Family. Love,
Harry and Rhonda Gephart
Thank you so much for sharing Wayne with us at Maple Springs. I looked forward to seeing him everyday. He will always have a special place in our hearts.
My sympathy to Wayne's family and friends. I spent two great years in the Western Pacific Submarine Fleet based out of San Diego. He helped make my time in the military a wonderful experience and our time on shore will forever be kept sealed in memory with our buddies.
Dear Deann & Linda,
I am so sorry to here of the passing of your brother Wayne. Love you guys!I wish you the best! May your precious memories be a comfort to you in days to come.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.
Dean and Lois Hereford
Dear Porter family,
we want you to know our thoughts are with you at this difficult time. It was a pleasure for me to get to know Wayne's family and the love and concern you had for him. I know that the need for Wayne to make the transition to assisted living was a difficult one for you and also for him. He was a good friend to my dad and continued to look after my mom in his way. I'm sure he is finally out of the pain life had burdened him with. I hope your are finding peace in his passing.
Geri & Steve McQuivey
So sorry for your loss! Wayne was a special person to all that he knew and loved. He will be greatly missed by all.
Scott & Linda Hore
Dear Todd and Bruce;
My heart weeped when I found out about Wayne, he was always so much fun and an absolute joy to be around, I will never forget the many years of his comedic attitude and love of life. My heart goes out to you and your family for such a big loss. I find peace in knowing he is in a place unimaginably wonderful and greeted by those lost prior to his passing. We Firmly believe and know he's still with each and every one of you. All my love to you and the family;
Mr. & Mrs. Kevin Ross, & Angie Bessinger Liljenquist
Todd, Michele and Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
SORRY TO READ OF MY 'OL FRIEND WAYNE.IT'S 3/5/14 AND I JUST LEARNED OF HIS PASSING. PLEASE LET LINDA AND BRUCE KNOW I SEND MY DEEPEST CONDOLENCES. I WAS ONCE A PART OF THE FAMILY AND HAVE A LOT OF RESPECT FOR THEM ALL. I DON'T KNOW HOW TO CONTACT ANY OF THEM ANYMORE.I LIVE IN SEASIDE,OR.503-739-1812.