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Speck Funeral Home - Dallas Lynn Porter
February 28, 1951 ~ January 2, 2024 (age 72) 72 Years Old
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Celebration of Life Services Honoring the Life of Mr. Dallas Lynn Porter, age 72, of the Spring Creek Community of Overton County will be conducted 2 p.m., Saturday, January 6, 2024, from the chapel of Speck Funeral Home. Bro. Houston Jared will officiate. Burial will take place in the Leavenworth National Cemetery in Leavenworth Kansas at a later date. The family will welcome friends on Saturday from 12 noon until time of services at Speck Funeral Home. At the request of Dallas, he wanted everyone to wear jeans and t-shirts at his Celebration of Life Services.
Dallas Lynn Porter was born February 28, 1951, in Kansas City, Kansas and passed on January 2, 2024, from his home in the Spring Creek Community, of Overton County, Tennessee. Dallas' early years were spent in Kansas City, Kansas until his mother Donna La Rae McDaniel remarried in 1964, at which time he lived in Gladstone, Missouri until he entered the Army in 1968, where he learned his mechanics skills. He served in Ft. Hood, TX, Vietnam, and Germany.
Dallas had a very long career as a mechanic working on everything from cars, trucks, tractors to trains. He also held many other jobs over his lifetime. Over the years he lived in California and Colorado, before moving back to the state of Kansas. He has lived in the Spring Creek Community for the past 15 years.
Dallas leaves behind his loving wife of 26 years, Mrs. Donna Randgaard Porter of the Spring Creek Community; sons, Jeffery, Jeremy and wife Jamie, Steven and his wife Stephanie, and Jason Porter; 9 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Arletta Rae Decker Hardison; and Dee Ann Decker Echols and husband William "Bill"; numerous nephews and nieces and great nephews and nieces.
Preceding him home was his father Eli Alan Porter and his mother Donna La Rae McDaniel Burd; brother, Douglas Eli Porter; his maternal grandparents, William Oscar and Nina Arlette Booth McDaniel and his paternal grandparents, Reuben Henry Porter, and Rachel Powell Farber.