The Duncan Banner

March 17, 2013

Jack Porter

Nov. 16, 1922 — March 18, 2013

The Duncan Banner

RUSH SPRINGS — Jack Leo Porter, 90, passed away Friday, March 15, 2013, in Rush Springs.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at the Southern Baptist Church, with Terry Beard, Richard McCormack and Mike Carter officiating. Burial will be in the Rush Springs Cemetery under the direction of Callaway-Smith-Cobb Chapel in Rush Springs.

Jack was born Thursday, Nov. 16, 1922, in Kingfisher County to Dexter T. and Mecie (Moore) Porter.

Jack attended Omega High School and lived most of his life in Rush Springs. He was a veteran of the United States Army Air Force, serving during World War II. On March 9, 1945, Jack married Elizabeth Biehler in El Reno. Jack and Elizabeth recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary. Jack worked in the oil field for 20 years. He was a farmer and rancher, growing watermelons, cantaloupe, peanuts and raising horses. Jack was involved in the Rush Springs Senior Citizens, where he served on the board of directors. He was a long-time member of the Southern Baptist Church in Rush Springs.

Survivors include his wife Elizabeth Porter of the home; son Jack David Porter and wife Jane of Rush Springs; granddaughters Christa Ann Porter of Indianapolis, Ind., and Kari Jane Porter of Oklahoma City and many nieces and nephews.

Jack was preceded in death by his parents and nine siblings.

Pallbearers will be Mike Carter, Wayland Smith, Jeff Hudish, Bill Porter, Gerald Farmer, Conn Goodwin. Honorary pallbearer will be Robert Kuntz.

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