March 17, 2013

Jack Leo Porter

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

Services will be held at 11:00 AM, Monday, March 18, 2013, 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, November 16, 1922 in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma, 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 WWII. 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 twenty 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,

wife, Elizabeth Porter of the home;

son, Jack David Porter and wife Jane of Rush Springs;

granddaughters, Christa Ann Porter of Indianapolis, Indiana and Kari Jane Porter of Oklahoma City;

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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