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Roy Dennis Porter

Roy Dennis Porter passed away on Feb 3, 2011, surrounded by his”Porter girls.”

He was born in Brookhaven on Oct 5, 1942, to James Hudson (Hut)and Irene Delois McDavid Porter.

Roy was raised in San Diego Calif., where he attended KearnyHigh, San Diego Community College and San Diego State. He served inthe United States Navy on the USS Blueback SS-581 from 1962 to1964. In 1975 Roy was baptized a member of the LDS Church andremained an active and faithful member.

He married Kathryn Anne Armstrong on Dec 4, 1976, in the LosAngeles Temple. They later moved to St. George, Utah, where theyraised six daughters. Roy loved his Porter-girls. They were hisgreatest joy.

Daddy wanted this obit to be short and sweet, but his girlsnever did listen very well when we thought we knew better. He trulywas the greatest man we have ever known. After he joined the churchhe lived his life based on Mathew 25:40. He never wanted anyone tofeel left out and he was always forgiving and charitable; even whenhe had nothing to give. Family was family and ours was evergrowing. Because of his Christ-like example, there was no suchthing as an in-law or stepfamily. By his example, his sons-in-lawlearned how to love and handle this rowdy bunch of girls. Roy lovedand appreciated these boys.

Daddy taught his girls to be honest, fair and to work hard. Wewill miss him more than words can ever describe. He loved childrenand was known as “Grandpa Roy” to all of the grandchildren’s’friends. Orange ball had become a favorite game for them all.

Our family would like to thank Zion’s Way for going above andbeyond in the care they provided – not just for Daddy but for ourfamily as well. A very special thanks you to Jason for capturingsuch a tender moment and for being our Daddy’s Amigo.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents; his first son-in-law,Chris Jensen; and Grammy Maxine.

He is survived by his sister, LeeEtta (John) Hornbeck ofGermany; his brother, James Alton (Joy) Porter of Brookhaven; themother of his children, Kathryn Anne Naron; his six adoringdaughters, Korey (Cory) Llewelyn, Randi (Leif) Duncan, Adina(Jerid) Jensen, Shala (Todd) Johnson, Samira Porter and Layni(Chris) Culley; and his seven grandsons and fivegranddaughters.

Roy will be laid to rest next to his parents in Brookhaven. Anopen house in honor of Roy will be held on Saturday, Feb 12, from 4until 6 p.m. at the Cotton Acre Ward Chapel, 2559 E. 350 N., St.,George, UT. All who knew and loved him are welcome.

In lieu of flowers, donate to the Perpetual Education Fund, FastOffering, or your local church.