Junior Leon PorterSpringdale, AR, 1928 - 2022
Junior Leon Porter, 93, of Springdale, passed away Monday, Oct. 10, 2022 in Springdale. He was born Nov. 3, 1928 in Sweetwater, Okla. to Leonard Floyd and Mabel Myrtle Mills Porter.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Lora Jean Porter; a daughter, Rhonda Gail Ingalls; a grandson, Jared Wayne Porter; 3 sisters; and 3 brothers.
Junior was a former service man with Arkansas Western Gas. He was proud of his 47 years of employment with the company. He was also instrumental in starting the plumbing apprenticeship in Arkansas. He loved the outdoors, hunting and fishing as a hobby. Junior loved doing woodwork, making toys for kids and grandkids. He was an avid Razorback baseball, football and basketball fan.
He is survived by three sons, Ronnie Porter (Sheri) of Springdale, Randy Porter of Fayetteville, and Rusty Porter (Stella) of Hot Springs; his grandchildren, Tyler Porter (Jennifer), Ashley Prendergast (Andrew), Rebecca Lehew (Chris), Rachel Ingalls, Devon Porter, and Michelle Barlow (Dillon); numerous great-grandchildren; and a brother, Darrel Porter.
The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2022 at Beard's Chapel.
Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2022 at Beard's Chapel. Interment will follow in Brentwood Cemetery under the direction of Beard's Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Rd, Springdale, AR 72762 or the Brentwood Cemetery Fund, c/o Beverly Stout, 15653 Canfield, West Fork, AR 72774.
Condolences at www.beardsfuneralchapel.com
Published October 16, 2022
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Beards Funeral Chapel
855 S. Happy Hollow Road, Fayetteville, AR