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David W. Porter

David W. Porter David Wayne Porter, age 60, of Ogden, Kansas, died April 14, 2019, at his residence.

He was born August 19, 1958, in St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Vernon and Betty (Stokes) Porter.

David graduated from Grover Cleveland High School in St. Louis.

He served for 22 years in the United States Army and the Army National Guard. He retired at the rank of Sergeant and was a track vehicle mechanic. David had received the Driver Badge, Army Lapel Button, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Good conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, and the Noncommissioned Officer’s Professional Development Ribbon. He had been deployed to both Korea and Germany. Following his military retirement he worked for the State of Kansas at RSMS until his retirement in 2012.

David was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the American Legion and was very patriotic.

He was a huge NASCAR fan but especially a fan of Jeff Gordon. Additionally he was a St. Louis Cardinals fan, enjoyed the Kansas City Royals and when watching football he was a St. Louis Rams football fan when they were in St. Louis and then a KC Chiefs fan. He enjoyed fishing, bowling, all sports, and tinkering on his truck and motorcycle. Most of all David loved his family and enjoyed spending time with all of them.

On December 5, 1998, on Ogden, KS, he was married to Julie A. Lewellen. Julie survives of the home. Additional survivors include two sons: David W. Porter, II of Randolph, NY, and Joshua Porter of Cahokia, IL; one grandson, David Porter III; his father Vernon Porter of St. Louis, MO; brother in law Glenn Lewellen; and two brothers and four sisters.

Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, May 6th, at the Ogden Bible Church, 304 Elm Street, Ogden, with Pastor Mark Hitzfeld officiating. Inurnment with military honors will follow in the Kansas Veterans’ Cemetery at Fort Riley.

Online condolences may be left for the family by clicking on "Send Condolences" on this page.

Memorial contributions may be made to either the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, KS 66502.

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