John Porter Jr.

January 9, 1944July 23, 2013

Funeral services for John Porter, 69, of Levelland will be at 10:00 am, Saturday ,July 27, 2013 at Cactus Drive Church of Christ, Levelland with Randy Porter and William Eudy, officiating. Burial will be in City of Levelland Cemetery under direction of George Price Funeral Home, Levelland.. The family will receive visitors at the funeral home on Friday, July 26, 2013 from 4:00 pm until 6:00 pm. John died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013.

Born in Levelland on January 9, 1944 to John Charles and Ruby Catherine (Hill) Porter, John attended and graduated from Levelland Schools in 1962. He then attended and graduated from South Plains College in 1964 and married JoAnn Holloway that same year. `In 1968 he enlisted in the US Air Force and served until 1972. On July 1, 1972, he married Paige Leslie in Gallup, New Mexico. He returned to Levelland and farmed on the family farm north of Levelland for several years. In 1988, John went to work for the Levelland School District and retired in 2006. Over the years, John had been an agent for Germania Insurance and he and his wife were still operating the agency at the time of his death.John was an active member of Cactus Drive Church of Christ in Levelland.

Survivors include his wife: Paige Porter of Levelland; four sons: Eddie Ray Porter of Odessa, Texas: Randy Joe Porter of Levelland,, Billy Jay Porter of Pearland and Brady Lee Porter of Lubbock and a daughter Carla Jo Payne of Slidell, Texas; his sister: Catherine Walker and her husband, Ned of Levelland; four grandchildren: Kelton James Porter, Samuel Josiah Porter, Emma Brooke Porter and Kaitlyn Elizabeth Porter.

John loved to select a family at Christmas time and give them a Christmas that they could not afford and the family suggests memorials so that this ministry could be continued. They can be sent to Cactus Drive Church of Christ, 501 Cactus Drive, Levelland, Texas 79336.

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  • Funeral Service Saturday, July 27, 2013
  • Visitation Friday, July 26, 2013


  • Interment

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Shanna Donica

July 29, 2013

Praying for all of you. The pictures in the photo gallery were so nice to see your family over the years and how happy John was in all of them.

May God Bless You and Keep You during this very difficult time.

Kaua Matthews

July 28, 2013

Keeping your family in our prayers. My memories of John are of a devout Christian man who loved his God and his family. Love you~

Terri & Joe Bill Vardeman

July 28, 2013

Paige and kids, our prayers are with you during this difficult time. We are sorry that we could not be there for you but we were out of town. Our prayers continue for you daily.

Beth Watkins

July 28, 2013

So sorry to hear about your loss. I will tell my mother, Jo Helton of John's passing.
Beth Watkins

Preston & Merrie Jackson

July 28, 2013

Our thoughts are with you and the boys at this time.

Connie Koeppen

July 28, 2013

I am so sorry to hear of John's passing. He was a wonderful man and a true blessing to all that were lucky to call him friend. Our love, thoughts, and prayers are with you and your family.

Patty & John Hartin

July 28, 2013

Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Russell Wright

July 27, 2013

Paige & Family
We are so sorry for your loss and excited for John's gain. He is so whole and Happy sitting at His Saviors feet. Lots of fond memories to treasure forever. Love to you all. Russell and Nelda Wright

Shalyn Blume-Slape

July 26, 2013

John was always a pleasant sight at LISD. He was such a true supporter of Levelland and a great support to his kids while they were in school. He will be missed, but he is in a much better place.

Dianne Goin

July 26, 2013

Glenn and I are so sorry for your loss...we will keep your family in our prayers...I remember, that with all that was going on with John,that he handled it with courage and grace.