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(September 12, 1929 - July 28, 2015)
The Lusk Herald
July 30, 2015
A memorial service for Roy L. "Beeb" Porter will be held August 1, at Christ Community Church at 10:00 in Crawford with Pastor Marsha Stauss officiating.
Inurnment with Military Honors will be at the Lusk City Cemetery in Lusk, Wyoming at approximately 1:30 PM.
Beeb was born Sept 12, 1929 to Roy H. Porter and Florence (Main) in Lusk WY. He passed away in Crawford, Nebraska on July 28, 2015 at the age of 85. Around 1942, Florence and Beeb moved to Crawford where he graduated from Crawford High School in 1947. After high school, Beeb joined the Navy and served from 1947-1950 in the South Pacific. After being discharged he returned to Crawford and worked for Nash Finch as a salesman. Later, Beeb joined the Postal Service and worked there until he retired in 1985. Beeb married the love of his life, Mary Hawkins-Robinson, in 1959. They resided in Crawford throughout their married life. Beeb was active with the Elks club and held every chair. He was Elk of the year in 1967. He was a charter member of the Crawford Eagles Club. He served as a board member of Legend Buttes golf course, and was on the Crawford Volunteer Fire Department for many years. Beeb was an avid golfer, card player, and enjoyed playing Keno. Beeb enjoyed all Nebraska sports, especially football.
Beeb was preceded in death by his father, Roy Porter; mother, Florence Bannon; brother, Sam Porter; sister, Eileen Ellis; wife, Mary Porter; and step-daughter, Carolyn Dyer. He is survived by his brother Max (Betty) Porter of Crawford, sister-in-law, Jean Porter, of Lincoln; grandson Lex (Casey) Dyer and their children Braeden, and Bailey of Casper; granddaughter Torie (Justin) Jacob and their children Jessica, Tristin, and Liam of Casper; numerous nieces and nephews, and a host of friends.
Memorials may be made to Legend Buttes Golf Course, Crawford Fire Department, or donor's choice. Memorials may be sent to Chamberlain Chapel, PO Box 970, Chadron, NE 69337.
Online condolences can be made at www.chamberlainchapel.com
Chamberlain Chapel of Crawford is in charge of arrangements.
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