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Michael Benton Porter

Michael Benton Porter

Michael Benton Porter, beloved son, father, and grandfather passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, January 31, 2021, in Salt Lake City, Utah due to heart complications.

Born May 20, 1977, in Salt Lake City, UT to Russell Leon Porter and Lorna Millard Porter. Michael was the 4th out of the 5 children.

Mike grew up in Holladay, UT and was always the life of the party. He was loved and adored by all who knew him. He would drop everything to help another person in need and was a great example of service. He was someone you could rely on to help and fix anything. He made friends wherever he went and could always make you laugh. He was thoughtful, loving, and kind. His greatest joy were his daughters and his grandkids.

We will miss Mike so much but feel that he is truly happy in heaven with his Dad and those who went before him.

We can honor Michael’s legacy by dedicating our lives to loving and serving others, not taking life too seriously, and cheering for the Boston Red Sox!

Michael is survived by his children: Kylee Porter (Dakota), Sandy, UT, Rylee Porter, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, grandkids: Kashe, Ana’Lee, and Tate Porter, mother, Lorna Porter, Holladay, UT, siblings: Susie Lantz, Holladay, UT, Russell Porter, Holladay, UT, Ann (Larry) Dixon, LongView, TX, Jonathan (Ashley) Porter, Bluffdale, UT, Girlfriend Kelly Young, Holladay, UT.

A celebration of life will be held on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at 6-9pm in the Cottonwood 1st Ward, 5913 So Highland Drive. Come prepared to share a memory of Porter.

Online condolences and memories may be shared at


  • Nadine Michael Posted February 2, 2021 5:55 am

    My condolences go out to his daughters & grandkids. I met him through our daughters being on cheer together & will always remember working a concert with him at Usana & us rocking out & singing . He was a good man who loved his girls.

  • Shem Hawes Posted February 2, 2021 1:50 pm

    To a long ago friend. Mike you are a man of will power.. I will always remember your energy for life. I ask that your family is comforted at this time as they recall the contributions you made to this world and hope for a grand reunion in the life to come.

  • Stormy Bradley Posted February 2, 2021 6:22 pm

    Mike , you will be very well missed by all. I hope you were playing ball with Papa. Me and our girls love you so much. ❤️

  • James Davis Posted February 2, 2021 6:56 pm

    Damn where to begin! We had a alot of good times and adventures. You were a second dad to Nick and always there when I needed your help with a project. You will be missed Willis! Love you brother!

  • Jonathan Porter Posted February 3, 2021 4:10 am

    You were the best brother anyone could ask for. Thank you for being such and example of love and compassion for others. You will be sorely missed and never forgotten. I will see you again my brother. I love you!

  • Tony Crocker Posted February 5, 2021 12:47 am

    Mike, you will be greatly missed and never forgotten my brother. You have always looked at life with a positive attitude. Fly high. Rest easy my friend! Love ya

  • Sparky Posted February 5, 2021 6:46 pm

    Mike you’re a long time friend.

  • Tony Neeley Posted February 17, 2021 3:03 pm

    I needed time to gather my thoughts. What to say about Mike? He was the brother that I never had. I’m going to miss him for the rest of my life. BBP

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