Rex B. Porter, 78, Naples, FL, passed away Thursday, September 21, 2017 at Arbor Glen at Arbor Trace, Naples, FL. Rex was born on October 9, 1938 in Granby, MO to the late Norman and Cleva (Fullerton) Porter. He was a proud graduate of Granby High School, Class of 1956. Rex worked at Atlas Powder Company in Joplin, MO for 30 years until a severe stroke left him permanently disabled. He was a member of The Church of Christ, where his apple cobbler quickly became the sought-after dish at Church pot luck dinners.
Survivors include two daughters, Julie Porter (Kurt), Naples, FL and Leandra Wilson (Troy), Naples, FL; one son, Barry Porter, Kansas City, MO; and three grandchildren, Rylan, Lauren, and Seth Wilson (Naples, FL). He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Rue Porter, and two sisters, Ethel McInturff, and Evelyn (Collinsworth) Martin.
The family will gather to celebrate his wonderful life on Saturday, October 28, 2017 at The Hillcrest Church of Christ new fellowship room (east side) - 1037 West South Street, Neosho, MO. Friends, classmates, and former colleagues are invited to join the celebration at 1:30 P.M. Please come prepared to share any stories or favorite memories of Rex you may have. In lieu of memorial gifts or donations, take a child fishing or out for a game of basketball; a simple tribute for a few of the things in life he enjoyed. Better yet, fill the pockets of your Sunday morning sport coat with candy, pass it out to all the kids at Church, and simply smile and say, Its from Rex.
Published on October 16, 2017