He was born on Jan. 25, 1934, in Scoffield, Mo., to Leo Beacher and Geraldine (Camel) Porter. As a young boy, he attended Mound Valley Grade School.
He served in the U.S. Air Force.
He owned and operated a grocery store in Bronaugh, Mo., until his retirement.
Survivors include two sons, Kenny Porter of Chetopa and Kevin Porter of Nevada, Mo.; two daughters, Charisse Shaffer of Monkey Island, Okla., and Terri Wyrick of Wyandotte, Okla.; 15 grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Gerri Drake; a grandson; and a great-granddaughter.
The service will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mound Valley Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday at Bath-Forbes-Hoffman Funeral Home in Chetopa.
Memorials are suggested to Chetopa Manor and may be left at or mailed to the funeral home, P.O. Box 346, Chetopa, 67336.
Online condolences may be left at www.forbeshoffman.com.