• Date Of Birth: November 20, 1924
  • Date Of Death: December 8, 2014
  • State: Montana

Roy was born to Alice and Harley Smith in the Township of Champion, New York on November 20, 1924. Throughout his childhood his family moved numerous times, 13 to be exact, and as a result Roy received his basic education from eight different schools. He graduated from Glen Park High in Brownville, NY in 1940 and went on to obtain his Bachelor’s Degree in 1949 from Aeronautical University in Chicago. Prior to his enrollment in college, Roy served three years in the US Navy. He completed boot camp in Sampson, NY and was sent to Radio School at Miami University in Oxford, OH. Roy was a Radioman, Second Class, and was assigned to staff of LST Group 25 until his honorable discharge in 1946.

Survivors include his wife, Bonnie Porter; daughter Dawn (Jon) Wood of Great Falls; son, Robyn (Arwen) Porter of Great Falls; foster-daughters, Kathyann and Rona; as well as eight grandchildren.

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