Farley Wayne Porter, 59, of Topeka, Kansas was found deceased on January 27th at his residence in Topeka.
He was born to Wayne and the late, Janet Porter, on June 12, 1955 in Newton, Kansas. Farley graduated from Newton High School in 1973. Upon graduation, he entered the Navy serving aboard the USS Long Beach, where he received the National Defense Service Medal.
Farley had lived in Topeka since 2000, where he lived until his death. He had a passion for sports, especially the Chiefs and the New York Yankees. Farley loved his family and friends and would not miss a family or class reunion if he could help it.
Farley was preceded in death by his mother: Janet Porter and his stepmother, Sabina Porter. He is survived by his father: Wayne Porter of Newton; brothers: Fayne Porter (Laura) Newalla, Oklahoma, Farrell Porter of Wichita, Kansas; Faber Porter of Newton; and a sister: Fawn Porter Schmidt (Dwayne) of Danbury, Connecticut; two daughters: Veronica Porter McQueen and Felicia Porter of Florida; nephews: Nick Porter, Mike Porter, Dalton Porter, Taylor Schmidt, Tanner Schmidt, Tucker Schmidt, Tagg Schmidt: nieces: Maaggie Porter and Calli Porter.
A memorial service is scheduled for February 5th, 10:00 AM, Thursday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton. Inurnment will be a later date.
A memorial has been set up for the Harvey County Homeless Shelter of Newton.
Farley was my best friend and roommate for 14 months while we were stationed on Midway Island in 1974-1975. Fair winds and following seas brother