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Christopher Edwin “Chris” Porter, 61, longtime resident of Lake Havasu City, AZ, passed away suddenly Tuesday, January 29, 2019, at his home in Breckenridge, MI.
In following Chris' wishes, cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.
Chris was born in Alma, MI on December 26, 1957, the son of John and Victoria (Bajena) Porter. Chris moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ in 1977 with his brother Thomas to escape the cold in their home state. He worked as a machinist and tool maker for McCulloch Corporation until the plant closure in 1999. He then worked for multiple companies such as Bushmaster and Form-a-Fab. He had recently relocated to Breckenridge, MI to assist his mother.
Chris is survived by his mother, Victoria Bennett, brother Thomas (Becky) Porter of Lake Havasu City, AZ, sister Marianne (Patrick) Betts of St. Louis, MI, brother Jon (Kathy) Patrick, sister Linda Johnson of MI and sister Susan (Don) Smith of MI, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father John Porter, brother Richard Porter, stepfather William Bennett, brother-in-law Gary Johnson, and his beloved cat Snuffle.
Memorials may be made in Chris' name to the Wesetern Arizona Humane Society, 1100 Empire Drive, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86404. Online condolences may be made at www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, St. Louis, MI.