Mr. Porter was born Jan. 7, 1936, in Mathis to L.T. and Erin Massey Porter. He served in the U.S. Army and later was a farmer, rancher and produce broker.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Porter of Mathis; four daughters, Kim Porter (Steve) Huddleston of Needville, Lisa Porter (Craig) Hardin of Bulverde, Kara Porter (Russell) Woods of Simmons and Sherry Porter of Mathis; a son, William Charles (Roxanne) Porter II of Beeville; and one sister, Elizabeth Porter Duke.
Mr. Porter was remembered at the regular church service on Sunday, March 3, at 10:50 a.m. at First United Methodist Church in Mathis.
Arrangements were under the direction of Dobie Funeral Home, Mathis.