We celebrate the life of Gaylon M. Porter, 88.
Gaylon was born Feb. 21, 1924, to Abbie and Robert Porter in Garber, Okla.
On May 15, 1943, he married the love of his life, Elaine Ragoss of Hunter, Okla.
He served in the United States Navy during WWII and then returned home to continue wheat farming and raise his growing family. In 1965, the family moved to Oklahoma City, where he worked for the Daily Oklahoman.
Gaylon and his wife remained in Oklahoma City, where they managed rental properties and he later retired from Sears Automotive.
Gaylon had a smile that could light up a room. He lived for his children and his grandchildren, but was always available to take care of anyone in need.
He never complained of hard work; rather, he relished in it. He was a happy and grateful person every day of his long life.
After 11 years apart, he is now in heaven with his wife Elaine.
He leaves to mourn his loss one sister-in-law, Rita Cornelson; two sons, Rick Porter and Tom Porter; one daughter, Patty Porter-Brumley and husband David; grandchildren, Whitney and husband Joseph, Michael and girlfriend Nina, and Heather and PJ; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to American Red Cross at www.red cross.org or the charity of your choice.
A viewing will be held today, Nov. 29, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Smith & Kernke Funeral Home, Oklahoma City. Service will be 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at The Village United Methodist Church in Oklahoma City. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. in Garber Cemetery, Garber, Okla.
(Submitted by family)
We celebrate the life of Gaylon M. Porter, 88.
Harold C. Jones
Funeral service for Harold C. Jones will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Alva Church of God. The Rev. Bob Brown and Chuck Lightfoot will officiate. Interment will be in Waynoka Municipal Cemetery under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home of Alva.
Harold C. Jones, a longtime resident and businessman of Alva, Okla., passed away on Saturday, March 8, 2013. Harold was born Feb. 17, 1927, in Roosevelt, Calif., to John David (JD) Jones and Mary Elizabeth Brown Jones.
Harold entered the U.S. Army on Sept. 28, 1950. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 6, 1952.
Harold married Laura Jane Morris Achemire on Nov. 8, 1952, in Clayton N.M. They had two children: stepson, Roy Achemire, and daughter, Brenda Sue Jones Nusser.
Harold managed Ken’s Truck Stop, where Ampride is today, and then Ken’s Sport Shop. He owned the Western Motel for two years and an antique and used furniture store before retiring to full-time buying, repairing, selling and trading.
Colleen Maxine Milledge Johnson
Colleen Maxine Milledge Johnson, 83, passed from this world to her heavenly home on Sunday, March 9, 2014, surrounded by her family at Greenbrier Nursing Home, Enid, Okla. Funeral service will be 2 p.m. Friday, March 14, 2014, at First Christian Church, Perryton, Texas, officiated by the Revs. Dan Anderson and Tracy Wilson. Burial will follow in Ochiltree Cemetery, Perryton, Texas. A visitation for family and friends will be 6-7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at Boxwell Brother’s Funeral Home. Also, a Celebration of Life memorial service will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 16, at Oakwood Christian Church, Enid, Okla.
Colleen was born June 18, 1930, to Andrew Franklin and Ruby Faye Milledge in Perryton. She was the first baby born in Ochiltree County Hospital and attended school in Twitchell, Perryton, and Colorado Women’s College in Denver, Colo.
Johnny Louie Conley
Johnny Louie Conley, of Enid, Okla., died Friday, March 7, 2014, at age 80, at St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center in Enid of complications following a stroke. His immediate family members and other loved ones were by his bedside when he died.
Funeral service will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Christian Church of the Covenant in Enid. The Rev. Pat Sutherlin will officiate. Burial will take place in Fairview Cemetery, Fairview, Okla. Arrangements are under the direction of Ladusau-Evans Funeral Home.
Johnny was born Nov. 4, 1933, on the family farm, located near Midway Corner, west of Fairview. His parents were Lou Earl Conley and Grace Sterling Conley.
The family moved to Fairview a few years later, where he graduated from Fairview High School. During high school he worked in the Buick auto dealership of his future father-in-law, Walter James.
After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and entered military service in 1953.
Gerald Eugene 'Gary' Tuttle
A come-and-go visitation with family to honor Gary Tuttle will be 6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Aline Senior Center. Arrangements are by Lanman Funeral Home Inc. of Helena.
Patricia Ring Romero
Service for Patricia Ring Romero, 80, of Tulsa, Okla., will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, March 13, 2014, at Moore’s Southlawn Chapel, Tulsa. She died Friday, March 7, 2014, in Tulsa.
Billie D. Brooks
Visitation with the family of Billie D. Brooks, 80, formerly of Enid, Okla., will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Gent Funeral Home in Alton, Ill. A private burial will be held at a later date in Rosehill Cemetery in Whittier, Calif.
Audrey Mae Abshire
Funeral service for Audrey Mae Abshire, 84, of Canton, Okla., will be 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Canton Christian Church. Interment will follow in Canton Cemetery. Arrangements by Haigler-Pierce Funeral Home, Canton.
Edward E. Schultz
Service pending with Henninger-Hinson Funeral Home.
Thomas Jones Arnold
Visitation and viewing for Thomas Arnold, 60, of Carmen, will be 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today and Tuesday at Anderson-Burris Funeral Home.
Johnny l. Conley
Funeral service for Johnny l. Conley, 80, of Enid, will be 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, 2014, at Christian Church of the Covenant.
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