Curtis Patrick Porter, a devoted husband, father, and grandfather, died in Elko, Nevada at 92 years old.
Pat was born on June 8, 1929 in Grants, New Mexico to Joel Hamilton Porter and Georgia Ellen Harlson. On Sept 16, 1956, Pat married the love of his life, Doris Mae Evey. They had two daughters, Karen and Joyce.
Pat served his country for 20 years in the United States Air Force as a drill sergeant. During this time, he and his family lived in many places but eventually called Coos Bay, Oregon their home.
He had a love for long distance running and continued this passion all the way until his 92nd birthday by walking a mile every day with his daughter, Joyce. He was known by the community for this and even the dogs on his route loved seeing him as he brought them treats.
Over his lifetime, he received many medals and awards for the races he participated in. One of his greatest accomplishments was a marathon he ran in under 3 hours during his 50’s. During his time in Elko, Pat walked the length of the United States in one year during his late 80s. Running and walking were the things that brought him much joy, but his ultimate race that he was running, was the one that was leading him to see his Savior, Jesus.
Although comforted to know where he is, he will be dearly missed by his family and loved ones.
His death is preceded by his wife, Doris and his daughter, Karen along with his siblings, Don, Howard, and Dixie.
Pat is survived by his daughter and her husband, Marvin & Joyce Morton, his brother & wife, Wayne and Maggie Porter, and his grandchildren and their spouses: Brandy Coleman, Ashlie & Levi Jenkins, Seth & Adrianna Morton, Emilie & Daniel Mccoy, and Madison & Caleb Sturgis, along with his great-grandchildren: Ezra, Abram, Amie, and Jethro.
A graveside service is scheduled for July 30th at 11am in Coos Bay, OR and Pastor Seth Morton will officiate. A memorial service, date pending, will be held in Elko, NV. Any donations can be sent to Leading the Way or Samaritan’s Purse.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”
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