Benny Joe Porter, 85 of Greenville, passed away on January
11, 2018 in Greenville. Funeral services will be 11 A.M., Tuesday, January 16,
2018 at Coker-Mathews Funeral Home Chapel with Mr. Randy Daw and Mr. Brandon
Watson officiating. Burial will be 2 P.M., Tuesday at Laurel Oaks Cemetery in
Mesquite. Visitation will be 10 A.M. until service time.
Mr. Porter was born October 18, 1932 in Rains County, Texas
to W.O. Porter and Mary Humphrey Porter. He married Nancy Porter on February
23, 1957, who preceded him in death. He married Winnie Porter on March 16,
2003. He worked for White/Kenworth Trucking Company and Mesquite I.S.D. He was
a veteran of the United States Army and a member of Creekside Church of Christ.
He is survived by his wife, Winnie Marie Porter; sons, Joe
Ben Porter and wife, Renea of Maypearl, Richard Jess Porter of Dallas;
daughter, Brenda Bryan and husband, Mark of Mesquite; grandchildren, Matt Bryan
& wife, Courtney, Stacy Brooks & husband, Brandon, Lindsey Porter,
Brian Porter & wife, Cara, Cory and Liz Lederman, Chad and Candice
Lederman, Misty and Daniel Lopez and Andra and Brian Barton; twenty
great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and first wife,
Pallbearers are Joe Humphries, Matt Bryan, Brandon Brooks, Cory Lederman, Chad
Lederman and Brian Porter. Honorary pallbearers will be Grady Shepard, Boyd
Evans, C.B. Evans and John Paul Willabay.