of Bryant, AR
February 20, 1947 - September 24, 2021
Michael Finley Porter, 74, of Bryant, Arkansas went to his heavenly home Friday, September 24, 2021, after a chronic illness. He was born February 20, 1947, to Beecher and Dorethy Porter in Antigo, Wisconsin.He was preceded in death by his father, Beecher Finley Porter, and his grandson, Joshua Grant. He is survived by his mother, Dorethy Jene Porter and wife of 37 years, Sandra Kay Porter. Daughters: Cathie Grider (Audie), Denise Patrick (Jeff) and Sheri Green. Granddaughters: Erin Chism (Brad), Lindsey Landers (Josh) and Emma Orman (Gray). Great-grandchildren: Alexis Landers, Korben Landers, Cooper Chism, Collins Chism, Harper Landers and Cutter Chism. Siblings: Linda McCullough (Rene), James Porter (Kris), Judy Turner (Steve), Marilyn Tidrick (Tom), David Porter (Vicky), Becky Porter (John) and many special nieces and nephews.Mike was a Chaplain's Assistant in the Vietnam War. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant, Arkansas where he was very active in his Sunday School Class. He retired from IBT after a 30-year career as Regional Sales Manager. After retirement he enjoyed a new venture in Construction Management. Mike was a man full of faith, love and integrity, and was very devoted to his family and friends. He referred to his loving wife as ''His Angel'' and treasured all their years together. Mike was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.The family would like to say a special thanks to the entire VA staff for their care of Mike over the years. A special thank you is extended to the nurses and doctors in the Surgical ICU for their compassion and care to Mike and our family.Services will be under the direction of Roller Drummond Funeral Home in Little Rock. Visitation will be held Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church in Bryant, Arkansas. A Celebration of Live will follow at 2:00 p.m.
Mike was a good man and branch manager. He hired me in 1978 and I spent 43 years in power transmission industry thanks to Mike. Mike was alot fun and was very caring individual. I thank God for the opportunity to know Mike and work with him. God bless
So sorry for your loss Denise & Family. Prayers for you & your family. 🙏
Mrs Porter and Jeff and Denise . I’m so sorry to hear about your loss of Mike .. I didn’t know him very well but Eddie did .. you and all your family in our thought and prayers . Cheryl and Eddie Harrison
Our hearts will forever be sadden with the loss of our neighbor for 34 years. I could call Mike anytime to ask different questions and he always had an answer. He will be missed so much. My prayers, love and thoughts goes to Sandra and their sweet family. ❤️🙏 Love u all! Kirby and Carla
Praying for you and your family
I'm sorry for your loss, I worked with Mike at IBT for several years, he was a great guy. May God comfort you and your family at this time of need.
My prayers are with you for God's love, comfort and peace to wrap you in His arms!
So sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family during this difficult time.
My deepest sympathy is extended to Sandra and all family members.
Mike was like another brother. I will miss him greatly. My prayers are with all the families.
My thoughts and prayers are with you Ms Porter and your family.Bruce
I’m so for your loss. I know he will be missed. Sending my prayers to all.
Mike was a good friend to us for many years and like a brother to Bruce. Bruce said he was the one that taught him how to drive. We loved you, Mike. Our prayers of comfort go out to Sandra and the family, Cathy and his mother, brothers and sisters.
Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends. We both loved Mike and he will be greatly missed. May God give peace and comfort in knowing he will be reunited with family and loved ones.
We loved being in Sunday school class with Mike. He always had some interesting trivia to add to the lesson. Remembering you Sandy and your family.
A great guy.
Sending you Sandy and your family a big ole cyber hug for the loss of sweet Mike!!!My thoughts and prayers are with you daily. God Bless You❤️
Mike will be missed in our Sunday school. He had alot of wisdom and wit. He was one terrific guy. Love you Mike and Sandy.
So sorry for your families loss. I worked for Mike for several years at IBT and he was a great man.I know he will be missed.
My deepest Condolences.