Larry Ray Porter, 72, of Sweet Home passed away unexpectedly on Friday. He was born in Bend to Glenn D. and Kathleen Rae (Young) Porter.
He resided in Bend with his family until they moved to Albany in 1985. They lived there for 17 years.
Larry was a man of faith who was a devoted, loving, caring husband and father. He gave his all to his family and friends. He enjoyed playing music, hunting, computers, and playing golf. He had a charismatic personality and loved to visit with people while adding a good joke or two in the conversation to bring a smile and laughter. He was a hard worker and worked as a Laborers Union Official for 26 years and was a Member of Laborers Local 915/121/737 since June of 1967.
He married Catherine Elaine Denman on June 18th, 1967.
Larry had three children: Kari Ann and her husband, Frank D. Hatfield, Kevin Ray Porter (deceased), and Kelly Lee Porter; two grandsons: John Ray Porter and Chase Dalton Porter; other close relatives were Lee and Claudine Clinton (deceased) and their children, La Rae, Dan, Tim, and Kimberly, along with his brother-in-law, Richard Newman, and his daughter, Britney.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Kathleen and Glenn Porter; brothers Garry, Denny, and Roger Dale Porter.
Larry will be sorely missed by his family and friends.
A celebration of Larry's life will be at 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 28, at Faith Christian Center (aka known in the 70’s as the Assembly of God) on Greenwood and 1049 NE 11th St. Bend, OR 97701. Please join us to celebrate this wonderful man and his life.
Sweet Home Funeral Chapel is handling arrangements.