Wayne Frank Porter passed away at home after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease on Saturday, August 24, 2019. He is survived by his wife, Nora Steele Porter; daughter, Heather Porter Pelton; grandson, Alexander Patrick Porter; granddaughter, Taylor Anne Barker; brother, Shane E. Porter; nieces, Meghan Porter and Kathleen Porter Wilkins; and many special friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Cole; and his parents, John and Joyce Porter.
Wayne was an eclectic, talented man who graduated from East Jefferson High School and went to Southeastern University in Hammond on an athletic scholarship. During his life, he was an entrepreneur – contractor, interior decorator, property developer, author and publisher of award winning "Drag Queen’s Cookbook & Guide to Sensible Living" and "Obituary Cocktail", and retired as the manager of the Dive Inn Guest House in New Orleans.
Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Visitation at Garden of Memories Funeral Home & Cemetery, 4900 Airline Drive in Metairie, LA on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 pm. Eulogies will be shared followed immediately by burial. Tropical attire requested. In lieu of flowers, the family asks for donations to the Parkinson’s Foundation at www.michaeljfox.org/donate. Please select In Memory of Wayne Porter when donating.
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Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
P.O. Box 5014, Hagerstown MD 21741