James Robert “Jim Bob” Porter, 90, of Lampasas died April 29, 2019 in Belton.

Graveside funeral service will be May 6 at 1:30 p.m. at Nix Cemetery. Sneed Funeral Chapel in Lampasas has charge of arrangements.

He was born Nov. 15, 1928 in Kerrville to Marvin Randolph Porter and Elizabeth (Castleberry) Porter.

Jim Bob completed high school and later served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.

He married Elsie Druesdow on Sept. 26, 1955 in Lampasas County.

He was a farmer and rancher 51 years on his ranch 10 miles west of Lampasas, near Nix.

Jim Bob was a member of Farm Bureau and Veterans of Foreign Wars. He enjoyed dancing with his wife for many years. He also enjoyed fishing and playing cards and dominos with friends.

He is survived by his wife, Elsie Porter; son, James David Porter of McGregor; daughters Brenda Porter Oestreich of Lampasas, and Betty Porter Renfro and husband Lynn of Belton; and four grandchildren, James Alden Oestreich of Fort Worth, Augustus Blake Oestreich and wife Paige of Nacogdoches, Faith Elise Renfro and Lane Wilson Renfro.

Donations may be made to Bright Focus Foundation for macular degeneration research, Nix Cemetery Association or to Nix Community Center.