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Thomas Daniel Porter

 

Thomas Daniel Porter

Thomas Daniel Porter, 76, died Monday, July 4, 2022, at his residence in Thermopolis after a valiant battle with cancer.

Born October 23, 1945, in Los Angeles, Calif., he was the son of Walter B. and Mary Surian Porter. After his high school graduation he was drafted into the Marine Corps where he served and was wounded in Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Commendation Medal.

In the early 70s he married Debbie Savercool. Two children were born to this union. The couple later divorced.

Returning to Thermopolis after his discharge, Tom worked at Don's IGA for 15 years as a Butcher, then Produce Manager. Following he served 22 years in the US Postal Service, then retired.

He was a member of the VFW. His passions were fishing, hunting, fish fry get-togethers and swimming in the Hot Springs pools. He was known as the "commander", direct and to the point.

Those cherishing his memory are his daughter, Julie (Jason) Robertson of Thermopolis; son, Jason (Tami) Porter of Red Bluff, Calif .; brother, John Porter of Jackson, Wyo .; sister, Betty Wall of Santa Rosa, Calif .; and two grandchildren, Daisy and Logan Robertson. 

Tom was preceded in death by his parents.

Graveside memorial services will be July 30, 2022, 11 a.m. at Riverside Cemetery in Thermopolis.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Messages may be offered via http://www.mortfh.com.

 

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