David Porter

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David Porter, 60, of Waco passed away February 18, 2015.

Funeral Service: Saturday, February 21, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. at Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel with burial following at Hillcrest Cemetery in Marlin

Visitation: Friday, February 20, 2015 at Lake Shore Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m.

David Porter was born on August 22, 1954 to Rev. Douglas and Billie Porter in Waco, Texas. David graduated from Bastrop High School. He was a Pharmacy Technician by trade, and was an all around handyman and electrician. He was always willing to give a helping hand to anyone who asked. David adored his kids and was a wonderful father. He became a Christian early in life and recently rededicated his life to Christ.

David was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Douglas Porter, Sr.; and grandchild, Emily Simmons.

He is survived by his mother, Billie Porter of Waco; children, Shannon Porter of Whitney, Jessica Porter of China Spring, Cassandra Simmons of Valley Mills, Jonathan Porter of China Spring, and Rachel Porter of Waco; grandchildren Jacob, Sierra, Tyler, Alice, Angela, and Kyra; siblings Douglas Porter, Jr., Anne Miller, Robyn Blancett, Tim Porter, Jan Lovorn, and Holly Payne; fiancé Donna Griffin; and numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.

Pallbearers will be Bo Blancett, Wendall Jones, David Ashton, Ed Hoaglan, Ernest Proctor, and Andrew Porter. Honorary pallbearers will be Paul Dublin and David Purgeson.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to CareNet Pregnancy Center 4700 West Waco Drive Waco, Texas 76710.


Contact Information:
Lake Shore Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 5201 Steinbeck Bend Dr, Waco 76708, United States (US) - Phone: (254) 752-5900

Place of Service: Lake Shore Funeral Home Chapel , 5201 Steinbeck Bend; Waco, TX 76708

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Condolence Messages

  1. Michelle & Russell Ridling

    Daphne and family,

    Words cannot really express how very truly sorry we are about the loss of your brother -in-law.If there is anything we can do,please don’t hesitate to let us know. Pray on it and know that he will always be with you in spirit.

    God bless,
    Mr.&Mrs.Russell Ridling

  2. David you are an awesome son, brother and friend. We will miss you so much and will always remember your smile and can do attitude and your many talents. Now we pray for Mama and the Children and Grandchildren as we mourn our loss and your gain into the Kingdom of Heaven sitting beside your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Love your adopted sis Debbie.

  3. Dale and Darlene Lang

    There was no better man walked this earth than David Porter,he would do anything for anyone at anytime we will truly miss him we loved him…..he was so good to his mother……..he was our friend………….

  4. Billie

    I am so sorry for the loss of David. Words cannot say how very sorry I am. You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bless you and give you peace.


  5. I will forever David as an amazing and loyal coworker and friend!!! I spent 12 yrs at Omnicare and many weeks on call which I only survived because I had help from David! He has been one of the best coworkers I’ve ever had because he was always willing to help even if it wasn’t his job!!!
    He will be missed greatly by many! My prayers are with each of you

    Rhonda Cate, Omnicare Pharmacist

  6. I am so very sorry for the loss of David. I worked with him at the pharmacy and he did some repair work for me. We became good friends and I will miss him a lot. My prayers are with you. I know what you and David went through. My Dad died with the same thing 2 years ago. It’s hard to lose them but now you know he is at peace and isn’t in any more pain. God bless you

  7. Miss Billie and family,

    I am praying for you all. I know your mother’s heart is hurting but God lovingly can heal your heart with time. I am so very sorry you are having to go through this life experience and I know God’s grace will carry you through. My thoughts are with the entire family at this grieving time.


    Donna – Care Net

  8. Terry(Levi) Tricia,Emily Parker (Waco ISD)

    Tim and Family,
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. David will be missed.

  9. Jimmy and Darlene Cale

    Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed about those who sleep in death, so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope. For we believe that Jesus died and rose again, and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.”

  10. Dearest Billie and family,
    David called me his sister; and I called him my brother. He helped me so much over the years. He was always there for me–an expert computer person who could build a computer from scratch; an expert electrician; and a darn good “Volvo” mechanic. David was both my friend and my “brother”–and he will be missed more than he could ever know. May God give him the finest mansion He has in heaven–he deserves the best. He would help anyone. He was truly God’s Angel-at-large for many people–and I was especially blessed to have had him in my life.
    Love, Linda Light

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