Central Valley, UT
On October 10, 2020 heaven gained a great man. Wayne W Porter returned home to his Father in heaven at the age of 56. He was born March 25, 1964 in Cedar City, UT to James Niel and Rena Kay Jensen Porter. He was raised in Richfield, UT where he attended all his schooling. He graduated as a Wildcat from Richfield High School and later graduated from Southern Utah State College where he received his Bachelors of Science degree in Industrial Technology.
He served as a full-time missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Milwaukee, Wisconsin Mission. Throughout his life Wayne served in a variety of capacities, including Scout leader, ward clerk, nursery leader, and most recently as a Sunday School teacher in the Central Valley 1st Ward.
On April 25, 1985 he was sealed for time and all eternity to his best friend, Teri Lynn Manwill, in the St. George Utah Temple. Together they raised three sons, a beautiful daughter, and a grumpy, old beagle.
His professional career in computers took him on a journey to multiple companies in multiple locations. The highlight of his career was his time spent working at Satel for the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympic Games.
In his free time he enjoyed camping, going on car rides with his sweetheart, working with his hands, spending time with family and spoiling his grandkids. He was an Eagle Scout and life-long Scouter and spent his time "in the service of his fellow men".
He is survived by his wife, Teri; children: Zachary James (Nicole) Porter, Christian Wayne (Carrie) Porter, Cohen Niles Porter, Niki Lynn Porter; his 2 beautiful grandkids, father; brothers, and many other loved ones.
He is preceded in death by his sister, Jamie Kay Porter Jensen Richards; mother; father-in-law, Niles Orsen Manwill; brother-in-law, Randall Bert Manwill; nephew, Jordan James Jensen; and his nephew’s son, Brody Joss Harwood.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 17, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. in the Central Valley 1st Ward Chapel, where friends may call from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Live streaming of the services and online guestbook can be found at www.maglebymortuary.com under Wayne’s obituary. Burial will be in the in the Richfield Cemetery. Funeral Directors: Magleby Mortuary, Richfield, Salina and Manti.
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