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Dwight E. Porter

October 13, 1961 — November 8, 2014

Dwight Eliot Porter was born October 13, 1961, in Ord, Ne. to Lawrence and Marlyn (Jensen) Porter. He was the second of five children. His mother passed away when Dwight was six years old. Dwight attended school in Bassett, Ord, Springview, and Central City. On August 3, 1967, he accepted Christ.
Dwight married Shari Cozad on October 29, 1978, in Wood Lake, Ne. To this union a son, Bryce Leigh Eliot, and two daughters, Ronnie Nicole and Chelsea Jean, were born. In the spring of 1993, Dwight married TJ McConaughey in Martin, SD. From this union, two more sons were added to the family, Bailey Tyrel and Devon Lee.
Dwight enjoyed telling stories, razzing his nieces and nephews, his horses, cattle, and dogs. Dwight worked for several ranchers in the area. In 2004, he began ranching for himself in the Taylor and Brewster areas. He also did some mechanic work and was a social butterfly.
Dwight Eliot Porter passed away peacefully with his family by his side on November 8, 2014 at the Great Plains Regional Hospital in North Platte, Ne., after a courageous fight with cancer. He was 53 years old. Dwight was preceded in death by his mother, Marlyn; sister, Kimberly Wagner; brother, Ernest (Skip) Porter; nephew, Martin Porter and TJ Porter.
He is survived by his father Lawrence (Alberta) Porter of Neligh, Ne.; sons, Bryce of Wood Lake, Ne., Bailey (Desarae Catlett) and Devon of Taylor, Ne.; daughters, Ronnie (Rich Magnuson) of Wood Lake, Ne. and Chelsea of Valentine, Ne.; sister, Janelle Porter of Valentine, Ne.; brother Galen (Brenda) Porter of Wright, Wy.; brother-in-law, James Wagner of Ainsworth, Ne.; and Shari Dubry of Valentine, Ne. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Austin (Ashley Bellin), Korah and Londyn Dunbar of Wood Lake, Ne. and nieces and nephews.
Funeral Services for Dwight Porter were held on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth, Ne. Don Painter officiated at the 10:30 a.m. service. Special CD selections of "Over You" by Miranda Lambert, "Affirmation" by Savage Garden, and "Daddy's Hands" were provided, as well as a video presentation. The Eulogy was given by Tony Dunbar, and special remarks were given by Austin, Ronnie and Chelsea. Pallbearers were Tony Dunbar, Bryce Porter, Mike Worm, Danny O'Kief, Mike O'Kief, and Chris Gall. Burial followed at Bassett Memorial Park Cemetery in Bassett, Ne.
Visitation were from 5 – 7 p.m. Wednesday at Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth. Memorials may be made to the family. Hoch Funeral Home in Ainsworth was entrusted with service arrangements.
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