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Obituary: PORTER, JOHN

Published: Tuesday, Sept. 30 2014 10:48 p.m. MDT

John Stoker- Davis Porter 1984 ~ 2011

John Stoker-Davis Porter returned to his Heavenly Father on July 6, 2011. During John's lifetime his love of life and compassion for his fellow man touched the hearts of all he met. He was born on March 21, 1984, in Fresno, California, son of James William and Lori Alaine Abbott Porter. He was a 2002 graduate of Northridge High School in Layton, earned his associates degree at Weber State University, and completed additional military training and education with honors. After carefully considering all the branches of military, John enlisted in the Air Force Reserves in October 2005. He served his country honorably and was determined to go the extra mile for the US Air Force each day. He married his High School sweetheart Kelly Marie Wainscott Porter in the Logan, Utah LDS Temple on May 5, 2007 where they were sealed for time and all eternity. He was a loving and dedicated husband. He had the privilege of spending ten tender years with Kelly on this earth. John was an active member of the LDS church and served a mission in Utica, New York. He played football in High School, participated in theater and was a gifted artist and craftsman. John enjoyed being physically fit and was an avid outdoorsman who had a passion for guns and target shooting. He possessed a rare quality of bringing a smile to everyone's face; he loved, and looked after everyone. John had a love of life, took on every challenge head first, followed his own strong sense of honor, was very outgoing and engaging, curious about life, had a wry sense of humor, was loved by everyone around him, and enjoyed his life to the fullest. He was truly in a category unto himself. John is survived by his wife, Kelly Porter, parents: Bill and Lori Porter, Porter, his grandfather, Tom Porter, siblings: James Bryan "JB" (Melanie Ann) Porter, Amanda Kaye Porter (Russell John) Reeder, Emily Sara Porter and Rachel Anne Porter, his adoring nieces Sarah Alaine Porter and Katelyn Elizabeth Reeder, and a large extended family. A viewing for John will be held on Monday, July 11, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. at Leavitt's Mortuary, 836 36th Street, Ogden. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 12, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at the Hill Air Force Base Chapel, 5711 East Ave, Hill Air Force Base, UT. John's associates may meet the family at the Base Chapel from 9:00 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. prior to services. An LDS funeral services celebrating John's life will be held Tuesday, July 12, 2011, at 2:00 p.m. at the Cedar Bench Ward, 1814 East 7775 South, South Weber. Friends may meet the family prior to services from 12:45 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Following the church service, the interment will take place at the Kaysville Cemetery where John will rest in peace. Military honors will be accorded. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.leavittsmortuary.com