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1106 E. Branch St.
PO Box 1094
PLATTE CITY, MO 64079
Phone: (816) 858-2129
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Keith Porter

Keith Everid "Jumbo" Porter

December 3, 1938 - May 8, 2019
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Jumbo (Keith) E. Porter went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 8, 2019. He was born December 3, 1938 and was a life-long resident of Platte City. After High School he served in the Army National Guard of Kansas for 6 years and worked for Fleming Foods until he retired at the age of 55. He married Jeanette Marie Cansler on April 1, 1961 and was married 48 years before her passing. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved farming with his father, camping, fishing and mushroom hunting every Spring.
He was preceded in death by his father, Short (Floyd) Porter, his mother Madalee Porter, sister Dixie Mae, step-mother, Gladys Porter, wife, Jeanette and a grandson, Derrick Balagna.
He is survived by 3 daughters, Beverly Bolinger, Pamela Mann, married to Kenneth Mann, Dixie Balagna, 7 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and his family from Tanners and the Pool Hall. He was a hardworking, honest man who loved his family and friends dearly.
A visitation will be held Saturday, May 18, 2019 from 10 am -11 am at the First Baptist Church of Platte City, followed by a funeral service at 11 am. Interment will follow at East Slope Cemetery in Riverside, MO.
A memorial to First Baptist Church Building Fund in lieu of flowers is suggested.
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  • Visitation

    May 18, 2019 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    May 18, 2019 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church of Platte City
    Address
    214 Ferrel Street
    PLATTE CITY, MO 64079
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  • Service

    May 18, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    May 18, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    First Baptist Church of Platte City
    Address
    2nd & Ferrel Streets
    Platte City, MO 64079
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Dr. Rusty Savage

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Phyllis Ragland

Posted at 06:16pm
To all of Jumbo's family, may your hears mend with the love and memories of fun times you have shared in life.
Phyllis & Kenneth Ragland
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sandra

Posted at 02:17pm
I will certainly miss our telephone visits, talking and laughing together
I will always remember the fun at the fence; the horrible hot bloody mary I gave you, we laughed till we cried. i mostly thank you for the tanner conversations after a hard day work, it was always fun playing wahoo with you and others. I will always think of you as a great and dearing friend; until we meet again;rest well my friend.
sandra Duncan
myrtle beach south carolina.
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sandra duncan

Posted at 01:28pm
With loving memories of "Keith Porter", i will miss you my friend
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