Larry Eugene Port, 51, of Ester, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2012, at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.
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Port was born on Oct. 12, 1960, in Wenatchee, Wash., and has lived in Alaska for the past 12 years. Port carried a hidden gentleness behind his rough exterior and was a proud man of few words. But what he said he meant.
He loved his wife, Bonnie Port, who he married in April 2009 in Payette, Idaho, his children, his dogs, Harley Davidsons, and all things American made.
Port enjoyed cooking Thai and Cajun cuisine for friends and family. When Port moved to Alaska, he was following a lifelong dream of being in the great outdoors. That dream started in the mountains of Idaho with lifelong friends and hunting partners, Dave Naillon, Gary Clark, and Danny Welker and family.
Port was a member of the local V.F.W. and was proud to have served his country honorably in the U.S. Navy, earning numerous service medals and accomplishments.
Port was an outstanding professional welder for many years and it was said of him, "The only thing he couldn't weld was a broken heart or the crack of dawn."
Port is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; daughters, Tallina, AnnLee, and Taylor; son, Jerme; mother, Sueann; sisters, KoraLee, Mitzi and Loulin; brother, Michael; mother-in-law, Myrle; five grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and other family members.
Per his wishes, Port's ashes will be scattered in his favorite hunting locations.
Arrangements were entrusted to Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home.
Chapel of Chimes Funeral Home
415 Illinois St. Fairbanks, AK 99701
Published in Daily News-Miner on Aug. 12, 2012