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“I will miss seeing Porter at the flying field and all his expert modeling information. I will think of Porter every time I fly the Kaos he built and...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Terry Thorpe - Azle, TX - Friend

“Oh how I will miss that kind and gentle voice. Memories are that he was so good to Madge and loved her so and loved the Lord. Time spent with he and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Patsy York - League City, TX

“We will miss Porter a great deal. May God bless and keep Porter and his family. ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Oscar & Ann Slaughter - Benbrook, TX

“Porter was a friend from our Midland days.We had some fun times with our airplanes. He was a great guy and I will miss him. Maybe we'll fly together...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Bagwell - Sulphur Springs, TX

“I was very sorry to hear of Porter's passing. We had some very good years in Midland with Charlie Ambrose and AJ to name a few of the old timers at...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Ralph Gillette - Midland,, TX

“May the Grace of GOD comfort Porter's family at this time. I enjoyed visiting with Porter at the flying field in Midland. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: Henry Smith - Midland, TX

“I have fond memories of flying model airplanes with you. I will never forget those days. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Blick - Tucson, AZ - Friend

“May GOD be with you. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: A J Lee - Midland, TX

“My deepest condolences to you all. I have vivid memories from my childhood of Uncle Porter & his fascinating planes. May God comfort you in your time...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Gary Wallis - Houston, TX

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Porter B. Wallis, 87, passed away peacefully Monday, Jan. 7, 2013.

Graveside service: 1 p.m. Monday in Laurel Land Memorial Park of Fort Worth. Visitation: 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Laurel Land Funeral Home.

Porter was born in Hillsboro on March 5, 1925. After graduation from Hillsboro High School he was inducted into the U.S. Navy in 1942. He served in the Pacific during World War II. After the war he attended Hill County Junior College. After college he worked for a few years for Texas Power & Light Co. He then joined Mobil Pipeline Co. in Midland. His work assignments included time in Indonesia, Libya and Saudi Arabia. He retired from Mobil in 1983 after 30 years. In 1998 Porter and his wife Madge moved to Fort Worth from Midland to be near their children. Porter and Madge were members of Southcliff Baptist Church in Fort Worth.

Survivors: Porter is survived by his loving wife, Madge; his three children, Gene, Jim and Fred; Madge's two children, Joy and Buddy; and many loving family and friends.