Carol Ray Porter, 85 years of age, of Alma (formerly of rural Orleans, Nebraska)

Funeral Services for Carol R. Porter will be conducted from the Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma, Nebraska on Thursday, January 9, 2014 at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Michael David, officiating. Interment will be held in the Stamford Cemetery at Stamford, Nebraska following the services.

Carol Ray Porter, 85 years of age, of Alma (formerly of rural Orleans, Nebraska) passed away on Saturday, January 4, 2014 at the Colonial Villa Good Samaritan Center in Alma. He was born on February 19, 1928 on a farm south of Orleans, to Walter Ralph and Thelma Elizabeth (Williams) Porter. He received his early education through the 8th grade at District #60, south of Orleans and then Carol attended Orleans High School, where he graduated with the class of 1946.

Following his education, Carol engaged in farming on the family farm south of Orleans. The labor of the land was truly Carol's passion in life and he enjoyed tending to his cattle. Through the years, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and loved going to town to see friends and visiting over a glass of ice tea. Carol continued to reside on the farm and in Orleans until his health failed at which time he began to make his home at The Villa in Alma since September of 2008. Giving back to the communities in which he lived gave him great joy. He had a special way of quietly helping people who were in need throughout the years. He attended the Prayer Baptist Church in Orleans.

Carol was preceded in death by his parents and his only brother, Garry L. Porter in November of 2010. He is survived by a nephew, Kern Porter and his wife, Darcie of Orleans; nieces: Penny Lingg of Oxford, Nebraska, Traci Dietz of Orleans and Heidi Efta and her husband, Greg of Longwood, Florida; and a host of great-nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. at the Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma.

A memorial has been established in Carol's honor and kindly suggested to the Good Samaritan Colonial Villa in Alma.

Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to the family at www.nelsonbauerfh.com

The Bauer-Torrey & Mach Funeral Home in Alma is in charge of the arrangements.

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