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Schoolcraft United Methodist Church
Saturday October 30th, 2021
10:30am - 11:30am

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Schoolcraft United Methodist Church
Saturday October 30th, 2021
11:30am - 12:30pm

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Stanley Dee Porter

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.

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We were classmates since 3rd grade. As people come and go in our lives there are many who fade from memory and only a few who we will always remember. Stanley, you will always be remembered by the Class of 78. Rest now big fella. Rest in peace.

Jon Ladd Oct 25 2021 9:47 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Stan's passing. He was one of my classmates. So very sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

Kim Landrum Oct 25 2021 7:21 PM

Stan and I were classmates '78. My fondest memories were of his harmless pranks. His response was a deep belly laugh! Thanks for the memories Stan. They still bring me joy. My condolence to the family. Kelli Ryskamp

Kelli Ryskamp Oct 24 2021 9:03 AM

Thinking of the whole Porter Family. Aaron, I remember sitting with Stan on the front porch of your home having some deep conversations in the early 1980's. He defintely did have a big heart!! Kristen Dahlgren Southworth

Kristen Dahlgren Southworth Oct 23 2021 10:39 AM

Jana, Im so sorry to hear of Stans passing. Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!:heart:

Ronda Oct 22 2021 11:09 PM

Stan and I went to high school together, graduating 1978. Over the years Stan would call me and we would catch up on life. So sorry to hear of his passing. Sending prayers to his family. Debbie Brinkert Sorenson.

Debbie Sorenson Oct 22 2021 9:36 AM

So sorry to here and my sympathy to the porter family. I grew up right across the street from the porter family and all of them are great people. Stand was a gentle giant and he will be greatly missed. Prayers to the family.

Jim Burson Oct 14 2021 2:49 PM

I'm so sorry to hear this. Stan and I had some wonderful "sparring" conversations on Facebook and messenger. Loved his humor. Condolences to his entire family. Sister Julie was a classmate of mine until my family moved away in 1975

Marla Chapman Weller Oct 14 2021 2:06 PM

Sending condolences to the entire Porter family on passing of Stan.

Cheryl (Willacker) Courtney Oct 14 2021 1:52 PM

RIP StanSHS classmate 1978

steve Pheils Oct 13 2021 10:34 PM

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