Harold N. Porter, 69, of Newton, died Saturday (May 23, 2009) at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.


Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Walton United Methodist Church.


Harold N. Porter, 69, of Newton, died Saturday (May 23, 2009) at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.

Harold was born on Aug. 4, 1939, in Fay, Okla., the son of Harold Grant and Mildred Leta West Porter. He was raised in the Fay and Thomas, Okla., area.

Harold married Daintee Bee Higgins on Oct. 19, 1958, in Newton. She survives of the home in Newton.

He served in the U. S. Navy from 1956 to 1960. He later served in the U. S. Army from 1963 to 1966 as part of the 16th Infantry in Vietnam, receiving a Purple Heart. The Porters returned to Newton in 1965.

Harold went to work for K.G. & E. in Newton, working as a journeyman wireman for many years until retiring from Western Resources. Harold was a member of Walton United Methodist Church, a life member of the Newton V.F.W. Post, a life member of the Purple Heart Association and a life member of the 16th Infantry Regiment Association, of which he was inducted as a D.M.O.R.

Other survivors include four daughters, Suni Barker, Paula Cornelius, Tammi Fayette, and Kerri Resser and her husband, Chris, all of Wichita; two sisters, Vinita Routh of Junction, Texas, and Barbara Potter of Edmond, Okla.; eight grandchildren; and his mother-in-law, Hilda Higgins of Walton.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Carolee Sutton; one brother, Victor Porter; and one son-in-law, Steve Barker.

Friends may call from 1 to 9 p.m. Thursday at Broadway Colonial Funeral Home in Newton, with the family receiving friends from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Graveside services and interment will be at 10 a.m. Friday at Greenwood Cemetery in Newton. Memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at Walton United Methodist Church.

A memorial has been established with the 16th Infantry Association. Contributions may be sent to Broadway Colonial Funeral Home, 120 E. Broadway, Newton, KS 67114.

Condolences may be left at ww.broadwaycolonialfh.com.