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James Phillip Porter

Celebration of Life
Monday, June 13, 2020
Oklahoma City Cremation Chapel
807 W. Wilshire Blvd
Oklahoma City, OK 73116



“James was called upon by the Lord to be with those that loved and missed him,
as they were waiting for him high upon that Mountain.”

James Phillip Porter was born to Lela Marie & James K. Porter of Oklahoma City, OK. on  June 8, 1944.

In 1961, right out of high school, James enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He made a career of his service to our Country,  spending  30 years in the Navy as a torpedoman and later as a range officer and liaison before retiring in 1991 as Chief Warrant Officer III.

James met his true love, Marie Theresa Wright in 1991. They were married on October 3rd, 1992.

James studied in the Art of Science where he earned his Associates Degree and found a passion for Recreational Vehicles, where he utilized his new found skills as a Master RV Tech.

James and Marie spent seven years as “Wagon Masters”, leading numerous RV Caravan excursions to all of Mexico and two tours in Alaska.  As James was always the “Take Charge” kinda’ guy, everyone knew they could count on him to lead the way… and even fix it if it breaks!

James loved his football and Nascar, but he loved his family gatherings even more. James and Marie’s home was always known as the “Family Gathering Place”.

James Phillip Porter is survived by His Wife; Marie Porter of Warr Acres: Children; Jennifer Honneus and Fiancé, Martin Beyea of Ontario, Canada; Erik Porter of Thornton, CO.; Caja Ivers and husband Anthony Ivers of Yukon, OK.; Willadee Worthington-King and husband William King of Bellingham, WA.; William Worthington and wife Leona Worthington of Santa Maria, CA. and 9 Grand Children

James also leaves behind brothers; William Keith Porter of Oklahoma City, OK.; Phil Little of Norman, OK. ; Steve Little of Oklahoma City, OK. and a sister; Cheryl Varnell of Warr Acres OK. along with numerous Nieces and Nephews and their children that he cared for dearly…….

James Loved Life and he lived it to the fullest. He always made everyone laugh and he gave life meaning.

He was loved by so many, and he will be dearly missed by so many.

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