Stanley “Stan” Dee Porter II passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2021, in Oxford, Mississippi at the age of 61. Stan was born in Kalamazoo, Michigan on April 20, 1960, the son of David and Rita (Compagner) Porter.
He graduated from Schoolcraft High School in 1978 and went on to attend Central Michigan University for a few years. He received his Paramedic Certificate from Kalamazoo Valley Community College and went on to serve in Baldwin, Benton Harbor, and St. Joseph, Michigan also Casper, Wyoming. Thirty years ago he relocated to Houston, Texas to serve as a paramedic on offshore oil rigs in the Gulf of Mexico. Stan also worked as a paramedic in the oil fields in Iraq and Kuwait. Through his experience working on oil rigs he was able to travel the world, leaving a big impression everywhere he went and making lasting friendships along the way. Outside of travelling Stan loved architecture, photography, journaling, and writing having had several articles published. Stanley was a big man with a big heart and a sense of humor to match. Stan had a great love for animals and grew up with many pets.
Stanley is preceded in his passing by his parents.
Left to cherish Stan’s loving memory are his siblings: Jana “Betty” Van Antwerp, Julie (Mike) Noteboom, and Aaron “Beaker” (Neena) Porter; nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, cousins, and many close friends.
Memorials made in Stanley’s memory may be directed to either the Schoolcraft United Methodist Church or an animal welfare organization of your choice.
In accordance with Stan’s wishes cremation has taken place and a public celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at the Schoolcraft United Methodist Church, 342 North Grand Street, Schoolcraft, MI 49087, with a time for visiting beginning at 10:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11:30 a.m. with Pastor Martin Cobb officiating, with interment following the service at Schoolcraft Twp Cemetery.
Having travelled the world Stan’s final wish was to come home to Schoolcraft and be laid to rest beside his parents.