Floyd Ray Porter
MANSFIELD, LA - Funeral services for Mr. Floyd Ray
Porter, 73, will be held at 1 0:00 a.m., Tuesday, July 7, 1998 at
Antioch Baptist Church, Mansfield, LA. Officiating will be Rev. Marvin
Bartlett, pastor of Antioch Baptist Church. Interment will be at
Pinecrest Cemetery in Atlanta, TX at 2:00 p.m., July 7, 1 998. Funeral
Home visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Monday, July 6, 1998.
Mr. Porter passed away on Saturday, July 4, 1998 in Texarkana, AR.
He was a native and lifelong resident of Mansfield, LA - DeSoto Parish.
Mr. Porter was an Independent Lease Broker, Landman and Oil and Gas
Operator. He was a member and deacon of Antioch Baptist Church, where he
loved and served the Lord. He was a graduate of LSI) and served in WWII
as a Sgt. in the 82nd Airborne Div. of the U.S. Army.
Mr. Porter was preceded in death by father, W.A. Porter, Sr. and
mother, Thelma I. Spears.
Survivors include, his wife, Peggie McDonald Porter; daughters, Marie
Smith and husband, Jerry N., M.D. and Judy Dossey and husband, Jack;
son, Thomas A. Porter and wife, Marthalie; sister, Nancy Gathright and
husband, Larry; brothers, W.A. Porter, Jr. and wife, Billye Sue, Whit
Porter and wife, Linda, Steven Porter and wife, Jackie; step-mother,
Josie M. Porter and grandchildren, Allen Porter, Philip, Scott and Erik
Dossey and Neal Smith.
[The Times, Shreveport,
LA, 8 July 1998, Mon, Main Edition, Page 14]
(courtesy of "LKat")
for Floyd R. Porter in Pine Crest Cemetery, Atlanta (Cass county),
Floyd enlisted in the Army
at Shreveport, LA on 16 July 1943.
On 18 September 1944, Pvt
Cooper was transferred to Service company, 508th PIR from Hq 82nd
Airborne Division, Leicester, England. He was appointed to the
rank of Pfc on 8 January 1945.
His military decorations
include the Combat Infantryman Badge awarded for action during campaign,
18 December 1944 to 20 February 1945