Mark Leslie Porter, 71
Mark Leslie Porter, 71, of West Wareham, died December 7, 2021 in Tobey Hospital, Wareham following a valiant fight against covid. His ultimate victory brought him into the glorious presence of his King Jesus. He was the husband of Janice E. (Prada) Porter and the son of the late Lauriston Stanley and Myrtle Avis (Smith) Porter.
He was born in Wareham and lived there all his life.
Mr. Porter predominantly worked as a Loss Prevention Manager in various retail settings for many years before retiring as Safety, Security and Loss Director at Ikea. He worked for the Town of Wareham in several positions also, serving for several years as a Police Officer the Town of Wareham School System, having completed Police Academy training. He also successfully achieved his GED as an adult, along with Wicklander-Zulawski training, crucial work related coursework, all while working several jobs and raising his family. He was committed to lifelong learning, with his most valuable study being the Holy Word of God daily, which he imparted with great love and commitment to so many, particularly his children and grandchildren. The most distinguishing characteristic of Mark was his continual commitment to develop a Godly legacy of love and loyalty for the Lord, and for his family and name.
He most enjoyed any times he spent with his wife, children and grandchildren, and many committed friends. He also was a member of a devoted men’s group, who all supported each other throughout the journey of their lives.
Survivors include his cherished wife Janice E. (Prada) Porter; his beloved children, Rachael Porter (John) of Wareham, Andrew Porter (Anika) of Woodbridge, VA, Michael Porter (Georgianna) of Wareham, Galen Porter (Jocelyn) of Wareham, James McGregor (Sammi) of Show Low, AZ, Troy Bourne (Delia) of North Providence, RI, Tanya DeAngelis and Tammy Esposito (Jason) both of New Bedford; his deeply loved grandchildren Isabelle, Hayden, Adryanna, Sadie, Kadence, Aliya, Aiden Jeremiah, Annberlee, Elijah Richard, Graham Lauriston, Haley, Hope, Ariana, Mia, Isaac and Trinity. He is also survived by his siblings, Dayle Porter of Centerville, Candy Rogers of Lebanon, TN and Chris Porter of Sandwich. He was the father of the late Mark Porter and brother of the late Edward Niemi, Jon Niemi, Everett Niemi, Leonard Niemi, Cole Porter, and Paul Porter.
Visiting hours will be held at Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM, 2599 Cranberry Hwy., Wareham on Thursday, December 16, 2021 from 4:00-7:00pm.
His funeral service will be held on Friday, December 17, 2021 at 11:00 a.m. at the Emmanuel Church of the Nazarene, 6 Rogers Ave. Wareham, MA.
Arrangements are by Chapman Funerals & Cremations – WAREHAM. To share a memory or leave a message of condolence visit:www.chapmanfuneral.com.