He was born on Nov. 8, 1932, the son of Robert Clifton and Inice Hogan Porter, on the McCampbell Ranch in Gregory. He attended school in Gregory and Ingleside, and graduated from Texas A&M College in, College Station, with a B.S. degree in Agronomy in 1954. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher in the Coastal Bend and was very active with agricultural organizations, serving on several Boards of Directors. He was an Army veteran of Counter Intelligence. He was elected to the office of San Patricio County Commissioner, Precinct 4, retired in 2002 after 16 years of service.
Gordon is survived by his wife of 23 years, Sharon Kay Garrett Porter; a sister, Genevieve “Genna” Davenport; two daughters, Peri (Jay) Mehrens and Wynne (Rob) Shown; two sons, Craig Winkle, and Phillip Thomas, and five grandchildren, Randi (Jason) Coil, Bret Barnes, Amber Schexnider, and Taylor and Haley Shown.
Visitation was held on Wednesday, Sept. 30, from 12 until 9 p.m., at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home in Aransas Pass. A funeral service will be held (today) Thursday, Oct. 1, at 2 p.m., at Charlie Marshall Funeral Home with private family interment to be held at a later time.
Honorary pallbearers are Ricky Vasquez, Rudy Vasquez, Harold Campbell, Buddy Lindley, Charlie Campbell and Stewart Wilson.
Arrangements entrusted to Charlie Marshall Funeral Home & Crematory, Aransas Pass.