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Dick Lee Porter

December 26, 1972 ~ December 31, 2023 (age 51) 51 Years Old

Dick Porter Obituary

Dick Lee Porter, 51, of Canton, Georgia, passed away December 31, 2023, at Hospital District #1 of Rice County, Lyons. He was born December 26, 1972, in Thornton, Colorado, the son of Dick Lee and Thresa (Bass) Porter. Dick has resided in Canton since 2020, formerly of Marietta, Georgia and Maize, Kansas. He graduated from Larned High School, Larned, Kansas, with the class of 1992. Dick attended Sterling College and Barton County Community College, and later received his Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic associate degree from Wichita State University Technical Institute. He worked at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics as an airframe mechanic since 2011. Dick was a member of Local Church in Canton, GA, where he also started a prayer team. He participated in The Marathon Run for God Challenge. Dick enjoyed pin turning, riding his bicycle, and most of all spending time with his family and being a foster dad. He was an avid Kansas City Chiefs, Kansas City Royals, and Kansas University fan. Dick was all about America and loved being an American. On October 21, 1995, Dick was united in marriage with Janet Smith in Lyons, Kansas. He is survived by his wife, Janet of Canton, GA; son, Nathan Porter of Acworth, GA; two daughters, Elizabeth Porter and Nyciah Veazey, both of Canton, GA; several foster children; mother, Thresa Brozek of Haviland, KS; mother and father-in-law, Susan and Gary Smith of Lyons, KS; two brothers, Darren Brozek and wife Debbie of Douglass, KS, and Jeremy Brozek of Pratt, KS; sister, Linda Hurt of Gettysburg, PA; sister-in-law, Tami Coble of Brookline, MO; nephew, Nolan Coble of Brookline, MO; and countless other people whose lives Dick touched. Dick loved God and loved people. Dick is preceded in death by his grandma Frankie; and close friend, Diane Mills. Funeral service will be at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, January 16, 2024 at Local Church, 141 Railroad Street, Suite 115, Canton, Georgia, 30114, with Pastor Nathan Castleberry officiating. Memorials may be written out to Janet Porter (to be used where the greatest need is) in care of Birzer Funeral Home, 214 West Ave S., Lyons, KS, 67554.

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