Jeff Porter, age 64, of Ulysses, Kansas died Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas. He was born December 19, 1948 in Garden City, Kansas, the son of Luke and Joan (Leierer) Porter.
Jeff grew up in Ulysses and graduated from Ulysses High School in 1967. He married Eddi Anderson in 1972 and they later divorced in 1989. Jeff furthered his education with a Business Degree from Fort Hays State University in 1976 and an Accounting Degree from Wichita State University in 1977. He lived in Liberal, Kansas from 1977 to 1979, returning to Ulysses. Jeff worked for Godfrey & Hay in Liberal and Ulysses, and currently operated Jeff Porter CPA. He was a former board member for the Southwest National Bank, a current board member for Bob Wilson Memorial Hospital, member of the Kansas Chapter of AICPA, and the United Methodist Church in Ulysses.
He is survived by two sons, Tyler David Porter of Wichita, Kansas, Tyson Dale Porter of Lawrence, Kansas; daughter, Tenelle J. Porter of Woodside, California; parents, Luke and Joan Porter of Hays, Kansas; sister, Tamara Wilhelm of Hays, Kansas; and three grandchildren, Trip, Hadley, and Thatcher.
Jeff is preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Lillie Porter, and Bus and Virginia Leierer.
Funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, October 7, 2013 at Garnand Funeral Home Chapel in Ulysses, Kansas with Pastor Kelly Gindlesberger officiating.
Interment will follow at the Ulysses Cemetery in Ulysses, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be given to the Ulysses Animal Shelter in care of Garnand Funeral Home, 405 W. Grant Ave, Ulysses, KS 67880.