Roy Paul Porter, 88, of Waukee, Iowa and formerly of Christopher, IL, passed away on Dec. 27, 2014 at Village of the Legacy Point, in Waukee, Iowa.
Mr Porter was born on May 3, 1926 in Buckner, IL, the son of Russell Porter and Lillian (Heacox) Porter.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and served in World War II and the Korean War. Mr. Porter was 32nd Degree Mason and was a member of Marion Christian Church.
He married Betty J. (Rowland) on Nov. 8, 1946 and she preceded him in death on March 21, 2013.
Mr. Porter is survived by his children, Joyce Clingan, Urbandale, Iowa and Paula (Bruce) Leggett, Coeurd’Alene, Idaho; grandchildren, Melinda Davis, Angie and (Rusty) Lawler and Ryan Leggett; great-grandchildren Riley Lawler, Breckon Lawler, Maddox Lawler, Macy Davic, Bradley Leggett and Caleb Leggett.
He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and two brothers.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, January 7, 2014 at Masonic & IOOF Cemetery, in Benton, IL. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice Care of Iowa by pone at 515-274-3400 or online.
Gilbert Funeral Home in Christopher in in charge of arrangements. For more information visit gilbertfuneralhomes.com