GRANBURY—Marvin Whalon “Hoss” Porter, 88, was called Home to Heaven on Dec. 21, 2017 after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.  He was reunited with wife Pat, who preceded him in death in May 2002.  Services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 26, at the Baker Baptist Church. Interment will be held in the Granbury Cemetery. Visitation will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Baker Baptist Church.  

Hoss was a man who loved the Lord.  He loved his family and enjoyed teaching his grandchildren.  He had a passion for educating.  He was an ordained minister, prior to teaching.  His career as a teacher and superintendent touched many lives. He was a master problem solver.  He retired in 1986 after over 35 years of service.

Hoss never met a stranger, and he always came away with a friend.  His sense of humor and kindness were shared with everyone.  He lived his life by sharing God’s promise of salvation, but he also provided routine acts of kindness and help to all he came in contact with.  Please honor his memory by doing the same in your daily walk.  

Hoss was a Mason for over 65 years. He liked farming, carpentry, reading, and playing 42.  He was also known as being a jokester.  He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers: Earl Porter, Jr. and Glenn Edwin Porter.  

Hoss is survived by his children: David Porter and wife Charlotte, Debbie Mahan and husband Donny, Dale Porter and wife Melissa, and Dean Porter and wife LaWanda, brother: Garland Porter, sister: Waunell Bennett, grandchildren: Michael Porter(Brandi), Michelle Stohler (Paul), Micah Porter (Ruth), Katy Faught (Sam), Eli Mahan, Joshua Porter, Ariel Porter, Felicia Porter, Brittany Sanders (Shad), and Emily Porter, eight great-grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren.   

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter.