Obituaries

Warren Elmer Porter February 18, 1957 ~ May 18, 2013

Warren Elmer Porter, 56, of Fayetteville, passed away Saturday, May 18, 2013 in the arms of his three children. He was born February 18, 1957 in Crane, Texas and was the youngest child of Bud and Mary Patton Porter. Warren was a sound technician for the University of Arkansas and an interior designer.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary Patton Porter, and his nephew, Diron Joquin Porter.

His loving survivors include: his father, Bud Porter, of Webb City, MO; his children, Misty Hobbs and husband Brian of Lavaca, AR, Amber Reed and husband Chris Reed of Sprindale, AR, and Jaron Porter and wife Jamie of Bentonville, AR; three brothers, Larry Porter and wife Genell of Webb City, Roger Porter and wife Carolyn of Afton, OK, and David Porter and wife Jeanne of Webb City; one sister, Susan Jackson and husband Lynn of Evanston, WY; five grandchildren, Britton J, Bryce, Abby, Evelyn Jane and Isaiah; a dear and loving friend, Sheryl Trailer.

Warren was a true and devoted friend, a loving son, brother, uncle, nephew, cousin, father and GrandDaddy. He loved to laugh in the company of his friends and family, watch his grandchildren play and call the Hogs. He lived his life exactly how he wanted and will be truly missed by all who knew him.

Memorial services will be 10:00 AM, Saturday, June 1, 2013 at Trinity Fellowship in Fayetteville. His children wish to thank Circle of Life Hospice for their tender care.

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    Traci Weiberg » 21. May, 2013

    My Uncle Warren is my favorite my uncle! He is full life caring funny and was always smiling! He has an infectious laugh that I can still hear! I will miss him dearly!

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    Christie Thomas » 21. May, 2013

    My heart is with you and so sorry for your loss! He was a lover of life and no one loved his children and friends more than Warren. My prayers are with all the family and those who loved him!!! Christie

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    Alesha Hartley » 21. May, 2013

    My heart and prayers go out to the family of Warren. I did not know him but have heard some amazing stories and know that he was truly loved by his niece and nephew. My family will keep all of you in our prayers.

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    Ray and Connie McDaniel » 21. May, 2013

    Our hearts are saddened by the passing of who we always called “Hip”. Warren always went his own way that was one of the many things we liked about him. We will miss him greatly… He was quite the man,

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    Christy and Chatham Cornell » 22. May, 2013

    There are not enough words to describe this man- he was so full of life and never met a stranger. Those who had the pleasure to know him, knows that he was full of laughter and joy and loved his kids and grand babies like there was not tomorrow! He will forever be in our hearts and we will truly miss him. Prayers to his family.

    Christy and Chatham

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    CHATHAM CORNELL » 22. May, 2013

    WARREN WILL TRULY BE MISSED . HE IS A GOOD FREIND , HE WAS MY SOUND GUY FOR APPROX. 6 YEARS , NEW HIM FOR APPROX 17 YEARS , THANKS FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE FOR ME

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    Karen » 22. May, 2013

    My thoughts and prayers are with his family, especially Misty, Amber and Jaron. I know he loved his children deeply and with all his heart. He lived as he wanted, though at times I wish that had been different. He will always have a part of my heart. Rest in peace WT

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    Karrie Hutchins » 22. May, 2013

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. I had the pleasure of working with Warren the past eight years during Springdale High School’s Graduation Ceremonies. He was a wonderful man and will be missed.

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    Heather (Black) Caraway » 22. May, 2013

    Warren was always someone I so looked forward to seeing at the reunions – he always made me feel like no time had passed between visits. I know he did this for everyone – there was just something special about him that made you feel loved and accepted. There will be a huge hole at the coming reunions, but I think we can all try to live by the example he set. He will be missed.

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    Heather (Black) Caraway » 22. May, 2013

    Warren was always someone I so looked forward to seeing at the family reunions – he always made me feel like no time had passed between visits. I know he did this for everyone – there was just something special about him that made you feel loved and accepted. There will be a huge hole at the coming reunions, but I think we can all try to live by the example he set. He will be missed.

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    Sharon Brasko » 22. May, 2013

    It is so sad to hear about Warren. My thoughts and prayers to Warren’s family and especially to his grandchildren. His first topic of conversation was always about his grandchildren. It will be so different to work UA events and not see him there.

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    Amber Porter Reed » 22. May, 2013

    Thank you to all for their thoughtful words and continued prayers. I would like to take a moment to give a special thank you to my family for their unconditional love and support. A special thank you to Andrea Porter Hurst for her countless hours of special care and love towards my father.she spent many a night by his side, taking wonderful care of him, right up until he took his last breath. Without her help, we wouldn’t have been able to give him the time he deserved. Thank you so much little Dawn Andrea for always being there for him. He loved and cherished you as his own daughter and I will always think of you as my own sister.
    This family is a one of a kind and only we know how special we really are! His last request, “Don’t fight, love each other.” I will keep my promise, Daddy.

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    Paul M. Smith » 22. May, 2013

    Warren was truely a one of a kind guy, if you met him you just loved him. My heart and prayers go out to all his family. I got to visit Warren a little over a week ago and he let me know that his heart was right with God. Over the last 25yrs we spent alot of time together, from music, to golf, and the Razorbacks, we enjoyed many times together. So glad that Warren was a friend and a part of my life, and that we will meet together again one day up in Heaven.

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    Ronnie and Jo Ann » 22. May, 2013

    There is nothing more to add to your beautifully written obituary which said it all. Our “Little Hippie” truly loved his family and extended family and was a one-of-a-kind man who will be missed by all. He blessed our lives in many ways.

    Our deepest sympathy to Bud, the children, grandchildren and siblings. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

    Ronnie and Jo Ann

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    Doris Stout » 22. May, 2013

    My thoughts and prayers are with your Family. I went to high school with Warren and Virginia. Warren was the nicest, funniest, sweetest guy ever. He made us laugh, and was always so kind to everyone. We all loved him so much for being the wonderful person he was.

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    Johnny and Tiffiny Morrow » 22. May, 2013

    Warren had a way of making a person feel special. He was a good friend! We will truly miss him! Our heart’s go out to the family! We LOVE you Warren!!!

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    Ron and Pat » 22. May, 2013

    He will be sorely missed each and every day and especially at the up coming reunion at Donna & Tims.

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    Name » 22. May, 2013

    warren was a breath of fresh air. so happy smileing and giving hugs . i never saw him when he did not have that big smile . my thoughts and prayers to the family i pray for comfort as you go through this time in your life.He did bring his little dog to show off at work along with family pictures . He will be missed but i know he is smileing down on his family and friends. Rachel Neugin event staff U of A.

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    rachael neugin » 22. May, 2013

    warren was a breath of fresh air. so happy smileing and giving hugs . i never saw him when he did not have that big smile . my thoughts and prayers to the family i pray for comfort as you go through this time in your life.He did bring his little dog to show off at work along with family pictures . He will be missed but i know he is smileing down on his family and friends. Rachel Neugin event staff U of A.

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    Jeff and Star Liford » 22. May, 2013

    It’s been sometime since my husband and I have seen or spoke with Warren. They played music together back in 2001-2002 I am so glad to hear that Warren had a special lady to share his life with. I am so sorry for your loss and am keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers!

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    Pat Owens » 22. May, 2013

    Warren has truly been a wonderful neighbor and friend. It has been a privilege to know and to love him. I doubt there was anyone in this subdivision that didn’t notice and respond to his grin and wave. The closed garage door is a reminder to us, his neighbors, that, yes, he has gone to be with our Lord. My prayers are with each of you.

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    Alvin Herrington » 22. May, 2013

    The to family, you have my condolences and prayers. I used to attend church with his grandparents (The Pattons)

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    Grace » 22. May, 2013

    My thoughts and Prayers are with the family

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    Jaron Porter » 22. May, 2013

    I couldn’t agree more with what Amber wrote. Thank you to our family who stood by our side these past few months and this past weekend. Thank you so much Andrea for all the love and friendship you have shown my dad. He loved you like a daughter and we love you like a sister. Lance, you didn’t say much but your hand on my shoulder gave me the strength and peace I needed his last hour. Thank you so much for being there.

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    Scott"Sluggo"Smith » 22. May, 2013

    Warren and I shared so many good times together I can’t begin to list them all.
    He loved his kids and grandchildren unconditionally we worked together and played together.
    From late night gigs on the road to playing golf with Bud in Noel we always had fun.
    I know he is in a better place now my heart goes out to the Misty, Amber and Jaron your Dad Loved you All very much and will be missed.

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    Name » 22. May, 2013

    Ya’ll are in our thought and prayers. Warren was an awesome man! our family reunions will never be the same!

    OUR FAMILY CHAIN: We little knew the morning that god would call ur name. In life we loved you dearly; in death we do the same. It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone, for part of us went with you the day called you home you left us beautiful memories your love is still our guide and though we cannot see you, you are always by our side. Our family chain is broken & nothing seems the same, But as God calls us one by one the chain will link again……

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    Pat Harris » 23. May, 2013

    So sorry for your loss. Warren was truly an exceptional and wonderful person to know. It was my extreme pleasure to travel with him and get a chance to talk with while playing music. He truly had a kind and loving heart and loved being around people. He could turn a bad day into a great day. The worlds a little better for having Warren in it.
    Patrick Harris

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    Lester and Mary Sherman, Katelynn and Hailey » 23. May, 2013

    We are so sorry to hear of your great loss. Our prayers are with you today and in the days to come. God bless each and every one as you go through this time of great sorrow.

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    Roger Gorman » 23. May, 2013

    My heart felt condolences go out to the entire Porter family. I know your loved one will be missed but never forgotten. I will pray God brings peace into your heart during these tough days ahead. May God truly bless you and your family.
    Roger Gorman

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    Dan Thomas » 23. May, 2013

    Warren and I grew up together, we went to grade school & high school together and then shared a house for some years. Time does not permit me to tell all that I knew about him and the things we did together. He loved his family more than anything, and his children and grandchildren was his world. There will only be one Warren Porter to walk upon this earth and I was privileged to know him as my friend. Prayers being prayed for his children family and friends ….. Blessings

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    Charlotte Walker » 25. May, 2013

    To all of Warren’s family, I’m so sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Warren for many years but remember the good times we had working in Noel along with Mary, Bud, Susan, Larry, Roger, and Rhonda. Prayers to you all.

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    Janie Fischer » 25. May, 2013

    So very very sorry for your loss. The world has lost a one-of-a-kind great person. Nancy and I did get to see him at the last football game this year. My heart goes out to you all. HUGS…Janie

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    Danielle Leitch » 26. May, 2013

    I will always miss him and am very glad to have had the chance to know and love him.

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    Longer family » 27. May, 2013

    Dear Warren family: We will miss Warren so much and extend our sympathy to you in this time of loss. What a joyful person he was every time he was here in our home to help us with things that we needed to have done. We always enjoyed him and he loved our dogs and treated us like family. We could ask anything of him and he would always find a way to do it. I think of him everytime i see our kayaks hanging in the garage. It was a joy to know him and we will miss him greatly. Our best to all of you. The Longers

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    Dan & Debra Broyles » 28. May, 2013

    Dan and I have known Warren for many years; he helped our family in so many ways. He also helped many of our friends due to our recommendations. We always enjoyed our time with Warren; he knew so much about his trade and was very good at what he did! Warren was always a breath of fresh air because he told it like he saw it; no exceptions! Warren loved his family so much; don’t think I’ve ever met someone quite so devoted to his family; he loved his annual family reunions! It’s hard to believe Warren has left this earth; he was such a strong presence and he will be missed so much! Warren lived life to the fullest and we are confident he is in a better place. Our sincere condolences to his children. Debra Broyles

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    Patty Doyal » 28. May, 2013

    It was always a pleasure to see Warren and visit with him at various UofA events that we both worked at. His smiling personality will be very missed!

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    Betty Arambel » 05. Jun, 2013

    I didn’t find out about his illness until after he passed, Warren was a great Razorback friend!
    I always looked forward to working games with him, he always had a big smile and hug for me,
    always made my day! It does not seem possible that he won’t be there when the Hogs hit the
    Field this fall, he will be missed.
    I have some pictures of him with a famous pianist at a game a few years ago, if you would like copies
    Contact me. Betty

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    JoEllen LaVoice » 02. Sep, 2013

    I did not know about Warren’s death until after the first Razorback game this past Sat., Aug. 31.
    My husband Ray and I became friends with Warren attending Razorback games. Our seats are on the bottom row of the Red Zone where Warren was much of the time during the games. He even took pictures for us when our daughter cheered. He became a great friend who we loved much and looked forward to seeing each year during football season. We are so sad to hear of his passing. Randal Hackworth, also a friend of Warren’s, whose seats are next to ours called to tell us today. He will be greatly missed and I hope the school will do something to recognize him and all he did at the football games. He was just an outstanding guy who never met a stranger. Much love to his family.
    JoEllen LaVoice

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    Patrick S » 30. Dec, 2013

    I just found out that Warren is no longer with us, and am saddened that we lost such a great person. I only knew Warren for a short time, and am glad that I had the chance to meet him and become his friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends, and know that he is in good hands.