Dale E. Porter, 89, died Jan. 25, 2007 in Phoenix at the North Mountain Medical and Rehabilitation Center.
Mr. Porter was born April 27, 1917 to Nora and James Porter in Sapulpa, Okla.
He married Lillian Johnson on Sept. 3, 1939 in Tacoma, Wash.
Mr. Porter served in the U.S. Army.
He was active in the Arizona Association of 4-Wheelers and served as a deacon in the First Southern Baptist Church of Payson.
He is survived by his four children, Richard Porter of Guilford, Conn., Bob Porter of Glendale, Ariz., Candy Grant of Mesa, Ariz., and Janice Bennici of Desert Hills, Ariz.; seven grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services were held Jan. 29 at the Messinger Payson Funeral Home.