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Jesse Wayman Porter

August 27, 1929 — February 1, 2024

Fort Pierce

Jesse Wayman Porter
   He was born to Jesse and Ivy Porter on August 27, 1929, in Louisville, Kentucky.  The family moved to Ft. Pierce when he was only three years old.  Ft. Pierce remained his home until he left this earth on February 1, 2024.  

  Jesse Wayman Porter is survived by his wife, Sally W. Porter; daughter, Cathie Bales; 2 grandchildren, Christina Hammond and Michael Bales; 4 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren; 3 stepdaughters, Christine Deason (Curtis), Jennifer Bauer and Debbie Frazzetta; 3 grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren; his brother, Donald Porter; and several nieces, nephews and beloved cousins.  

  His first love was Ham Radio.  He was introduced to it as a young boy and never lost interest.  He participated in many Ham groups over the years.  His voice and wit will be missed by many over the airwaves.

He served in the Army from 1950 to 1952 and was still even recently recounting stories of his antics overseas.

He retired as a lieutenant in 1960 after many years with the Ft. Pierce Fire Department.  In May of 2022 he was awarded a retirement badge from the department.  It was a treasured memento displayed where he could see it daily. 

 He had many enjoyable careers in his lifetime, having worked with Southern Bell, the Ft. Pierce Utility Authority, and the U.S. Postal Service. 

He was appointed Harbormaster for the Port of Fort Pierce, Saint Lucie County in June 2005.  He served a 2-year term.  He always loved working on the sea. 

In 1957 he became a member of the Fort Pierce Masonic Lodge, # 87, where he was a member for over 65 years.  He also held a dual membership in Georgia for a time.

One of his favorite joys in life were the many Dachshund’s he’d loved and cared for through the years.  He had a special place in his heart for them and we believe he’s now probably loving on them. 
 Memorial service pending. 

Memorial donations may be made to Shriners Hospital for Children at



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