Porter Stapp, 86, of Tecumseh, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at his home.

Porter Stapp, 86, of Tecumseh, passed away Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, at his home.

He was born Marion “Porter” Stapp on Jan. 3, 1930, in Pink to Druie and Bertie Mabel (McLaughlin) Stapp.

Porter grew up in the Pink and Okay communities after his family returned to Oklahoma from West Texas. He attended Willow View School. Porter has been a resident of Tecumseh most of his adult life.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and was honorably discharged.

Porter married Mildred L. Rees on Feb. 14, 1952, in Tecumseh, and she preceded him in death on March 28, 1998.

He worked as a Jet Engine Mechanic at Tinker Air Force Base until his retirement. Porter was responsible for training most of his supervisors.

Porter was an avid outdoors man and loved fishing, hunting and gardening. He trained and raised his hunting dogs. He owned a home at Lake Texoma and loved to spend his vacations there and spent most of his weekends out on the lake fishing. Porter was a jack of all trades and could fix just about anything and enjoyed tinkering with cars. He was a talented artist and a very good carpenter putting his skills to work in building his own home.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Mildred Stapp; parents, Druie and Mable Stapp; brother, James Clifford Stapp; three sisters, Virginia Lucille Klima, Noma Pearl Stapp and Mary Frances Stapp.

Survivors include two sons and one daughter-in-law, Ray Stapp and Martha Lillard of Shawnee, and Dennis Stapp of Tecumseh; two daughters and two sons-in-law, Lorrie and Richard Tuley of Tecumseh and Karen and Robert Robbins of Shawnee; five grandchildren, Garen Tuley, Dayla and Ryan Tidwell, Jake Robbins, Sam Robbins and Brady Robbins; three great-grandchildren, Emma Tidwell, Easton Tidwell and Luna Robbins; three sisters-in-law, Betty Stapp of Pink, Marilynn and David Murdock of Prague and Jo Rees of Mansville, Louisiana; one brother-in-law, Alvin Rees of Seminole; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and other extended family and friends.

Visitation will be noon to 8 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 16, and continue through service time.

Service will be 2 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 17, at Cooper Funeral Home Chapel with Brother Phil Thompson, Liberty Baptist Church officiating. Burial will follow at Blackburn Chapel Cemetery under the direction of Cooper Funeral Home of Tecumseh.

To share memories, or to sign the guestbook online, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.