John Mitchell Porter

John  Porter Obituary PhotoJohn Mitchell Porter, 75, of Springfield, MO, formerly of Los Angeles, CA, March 9, 1943 - April 1, 2018.

John “Mitch” Mitchell Porter, age 75, of Springfield, Missouri, passed away April 1, 2018. He entered this world March 9, 1943, in Los Angeles, California, the son of Harlan and Faye (Crawford) Porter. He was joined in marriage April 1, 1978, to Geraldine “Gerry” Heinemann. His parents and a greatgrandchild, Kaiden Light have preceded him in death. Arrangements and cremation are under the direction of Cremations of the Ozarks.

Mitch proudly served our country as a Vietnam veteran in the United States Army. He enjoyed his work as a truck driver, fishing, his dogs, and his computer. He will be missed by all who knew him.

Mitch is survived by his wife of 40 years, Gerry Porter; daughter, Kelley (Robert) Nicholls of Springfield, Missouri; daughter, Michelle (Bob Turner) D’Amond of California; grandchildren: Austin, Tatianna, Cameron, and Corrigan; great-grandson, Michael; and two brothers; Robert Porter of Alabama, and Gary Younker of Colorado.

Inurnment will be at Missouri Veterans Cemetery at a later date. To leave an online condolence, please visit

Published on on April 16, 2018.