Services for Larry Ray Porterfield will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at Florence United Methodist Church in Florence. Burial will follow at Lawler Cemetery.

Mr. Porterfield died Nov. 16, 2012. He was born April 15, 1952, in Austin to Hardy and Marie Porterfield. He attended Reagan High School where he met many of his lifelong friends. He met his beautiful wife, Debbie, at a softball game. They were best friends for over 35 years. Together they had two wonderful children, Russell and Sarah.

He was a master carpenter and worked in the drywall trade building commercial buildings in the Austin area. He later became a general contractor in Georgetown. He built hospitals, schools and hotels with his career spanning over 30 years.

He was an incredible husband, father, son, brother and friend. He will be remembered for his love for hunting, fishing and good times with family and friends. In the last month, he made lifelong memories on a fishing trip with his son and grandsons, as well as, deer hunting in East Texas.

Survivors include his parents, Hardy and Marie Porterfield; his wife, Debbie Porterfield; son, Russell Porterfield and his wife, Christy; daughter, Sarah Markell and her husband, Mike; sister, Linda Brown and her husband, Richard; and grandchildren, Caleb, Joshua and Connor.

Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Crawford-Bowers Funeral Home in Killeen, which is in charge of arrangements. Offer condolences at

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