Robert Porter
1949 - 2020
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Robert L. Porter, 71, passed away on Friday, May 29, 2020, at his residence in Broomfield. He was born Jan. 24, 1949, in Greeley the son of Everitt and Margaret (Bogan) Porter. Robert graduated from Greeley Central High School, Class of 1967. Following graduation he attended the University of Northern Colorado earning a Bachelors Degree in Industrial Arts. While attending college, Robert married his high school sweetheart, Sharon K Smith of Sterling in 1968. They celebrated over 51 year of marriage. After college, Robert worked at Douglass Roofing in Greeley. In 1987 he and Mark Gustafson successfully opened Front Range Roofing Systems Inc. Upon his retirement in 2001, Robert and Sharon moved to The Villages in Florida. It is there where he pursued his passion for golf and enjoyed the benefits of retirement. They return to Colorado in 2012 to move closer to family. Robert was a member of Western States Roofing Contractors Association serving on the Board of Directors since 1979. From 1990-1991 he served as President, then returned to the Board of Directors. In 2007 he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for Western States. From 2010-2014 he continued his services by becoming Chairman of the Davis Memorial Foundation. In 2014, he was awarded the Outstanding Service Award/ Davis Memorial Foundation. Robert was a dedicated Christian man and supportive member of Trinity Lutheran Church. He is also remembered for being a devoted husband, unconditional loving father, doting grandfather, and supportive friend. His loving personality and contagious smile will be missed dearly by all those he touched. He is preceded in death by his parents; and niece, Jenny Hawk of Cheyenne, Wyo. Robert is survived by his wife, Sharon; two daughters, Julie Porter of Greeley and Kimberly (Porter) Myers of Westminster; two grandchildren, Hunter Scott Myers and Marly Alyse Myers; two brothers, Richard Porter of Cheyenne, Wyo. and (Cynthia), and Gary Porter of Lakewood (Margaret); two nephews, and one niece. In lieu of flowers funeral donations may be sent to Saint Jude's Hospital for Children in Robert L. Porter's name.

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Published in Greeley Tribune on Jun. 5, 2020.
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June 15, 2020
Sweet Sharon - On behalf of Gary Martin and myself, Laurie Pennington, we'd like send you our deepest condolences! I know too well the pain and loss of losing a beloved husband. Peace be with you and prayers for Bob's journey! His smile will be forever remembered. God Bless!
Laurie Pennington
Friend
June 13, 2020
Dear Sharon, It is with heavy hearts hearing of Bob, s passing. We missed seeing you at Wsrca these past years . Sid & I loved hanging out at all the hospitality & trade show booths. We cherish each & every moment of being your Canadian friends. We will keep you & family forever in our prayers. God Bless. Love Sid& Debbie H.
Deborah Hlusek
June 10, 2020
Sharon and family,
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. You have provided us with lots of happy memories of all of our Western States outings that we will cherish for years to come. Sending our love and prayers, Kim and Brad Baker
Kim Baker
Friend
June 8, 2020
Sharon, Kim & kids, and Julie - Kelly and I are so sorry for your enormous loss, and we grieve with you. Bob had one of the biggest, kindest, hearts and exuberant spirit of anyone weve ever known. He was such a warm and loving person and it was a privilege to be in his life. So devastated for all of you and holding you in our thoughts and prayers.
Liz Seeger
Family
June 8, 2020
Bob's mother and father were best friends with my mom and dad so I grew up with Bob and Richard during school years.
Judy Moody
Friend
June 8, 2020
Getting to know Bob again as adults has been one the greatest joys of my life. Growing up he was one of 3 very active boys. I was one of 5 very shy girl cousins. There wasn't much in common as cousins growing up. But we made up for it as adults. He became one our closest friends.

His memories are forever in my heart.
Rose and Fred Neumann
Family
June 7, 2020
Sincere sympathy to your entire family, Bob was a great guy, and will be missed by all that knew him.
Perry and Linda Wagoner
Linda Wagoner
Family
June 6, 2020
I miss you!
Julie
Father
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