Posted: Tuesday, July 8, 2008 9:38 am
Stewart Porter, 86, of Alma, Ark., died Wednesday, June 25, 2008, at a nursing home in Arkansas. Services were at 1 p.m. Saturday at Ocker Funeral Home in Alma, Ark. Burial was with military honors at Dyer Cemetery in Dyer, Ark. Philip Costner, Charles Stegall, Mike Kendrick, Caleb Kendrick, Isaiah Costner and Jacob Costner served as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers were the 305th Bomb Group. Porter was born Aug. 12, 1921, in Dyer, Ark. He was a World War II U.S. Army Air Corps veteran. He flew 31 missions over Germany and earned the Purple Heart, Silver Star Medal, Distinguished Flying Cross, as well as many others. He was a graduate of the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville and a retired USDA food inspector with 30 years service. He was a member of Dyer United Methodist Church. Survivors include his wife, Betty Porter of Alma, Ark., formerly of Greenfield; two daughters, Donna E. Kendrick of Dyer, Ark., and Cheryle A. Costner of Van Buren, Ark.; a stepdaughter, Patricia L. Stegall of Greenfield; a stepson, Charles Stegall of Gleason; four grandchildren, one step-grandchild and two step-great-grandchildren. Condolences may be left online at www.ockerfuneralhome.com.