Richard Louis Porter "Richie P,” 72, of Cave Creek, AZ passed away on August 30, 2019, with his family by his side. He was born November 27, 1946 in Amarillo, TX to Louis and Betty Porter. He is survived by his wife, Lynn, son, Richard, Jr. (Sheila), daughters, Julie (Brian), Austyn (James), and two grandchildren, Lola and Christian "Drew" as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He married his wife Lynn in 1977 and shared forty-one years of marriage. He was the oldest of three children and graduated from Santa Ana High School in 1965. He was in the United States Air Force from 1967 to 1971, and served in Vietnam. Richard was in the wholesale drug business for fifty-four years on both the human and veterinary sides, finishing out his career with MWI Animal Health. He had a passion for golfing that took him to all corners of the globe. He enjoyed spending countless hours at the "Porter Cabin" in Show Low, AZ with his family. He was a proud thirty-second degree Mason that was driven to help others follow their dreams. He enjoyed making sure he witnessed every sunrise and sunset. Richard’s service is Thursday, September 5th, 2019, at 11:30am at Pinnacle Peak Messinger Mortuary, located at 8555 E. Pinnacle Peak Road, Scottsdale, AZ 85255. His graveside service is at the National Memorial Cemetery of Arizona at 1:30pm located at 23029 Cave Creek Road, Phoenix, AZ 85024.
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