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Bary L. Porter

January 11, 1946 — July 27, 2020

Bary Len Porter, 74, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri, was born, January 11, 1946, in Troy, Iowa, the son of Harry Chester and Icil Maxine (Steele) Porter. He departed this life, Monday, July 27, 2020, at the Pleasant Hill Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Barry was a 1965 Troy High School graduate.

On November 27, 1965, he was united in marriage to Frances Ann Beghtol in Des Moines, Iowa. She preceded him in death on November 28, 2013.

Bary owned and Operated Porter Electrical in Pleasant Hill. While running Porter Electrical he also was employed full time as a Union Steward for AT&T in Lee’s Summit. He had also worked as an electrician at General Motors, was a Real Estate Investor, and an Auctioneer. He was very active in the community. He was a member of Pleasant Hill Lions Club, a Freemason, a member of the Arat Shrine, the Pleasant Hill Chamber of Commerce, the Cass County Fair Board, the Pleasant Hill Fire & Ambulance Board, and was instrumental in the building of the new fire department. He collected Campbell’s Soup memorabilia and John Deere tractors/memorabilia and was an active member of the two-cylinder club.

Bary was also preceded in death by his parents; one son Harry Douglas Porter; and three brothers Garry Porter, Harry Porter, and Jerry Mikel Porter.

He is survived by his son Dwayne Bary (and Bob Jackson) Porter of Gravois Mills, Missouri; his grandson Austin MacGyver (and Julia) Porter of Blue Springs, Missouri; two brothers, Terry Porter of Ridgecrest, California, and Danny Porter of Colorado Springs, Colorado; one sister Mary Briggs of Hannibal, Missouri; other relatives and a host of many friends.

Visitation was held Sunday, August 2, 2020 at the Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, Pleasant Hill, Missouri.

Private graveside services will be held in the Pleasant Hill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Pleasant Hill Lay-Clergy Love Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Arrangements: Stanley-Dickey Funeral Home, 203 N. Armstrong St., Pleasant Hill, Missouri 64080 (816) 540-5550
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