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5 Lloyd Meryl Porter

Lloyd Meryl “Tag” Porter was born in Orlando, Oklahoma, on March 04, 1919, son of Charles Henry Porter and Kate Adams.  Merle was the twin brother of Veryl Floyd Porter.  Try not to get them confused. 

Lloyd Meryl Porter died August 18, 1998 in Pawnee, Oklahoma, and is buried in Glencoe, Oklahoma.

Meryl married Anna Lucille Shell on December 14, 1948 in Chandler, Lincoln County, Oklahoma.  Anna was born June 26, 1912 in Payne County, Oklahoma, the daughter of Charles Shell and Lizzie Klapp.  Anna died January 20, 2002 in Pawnee, Oklahoma.

The children of Lloyd Meryl Porter and Anna Lucille Shell are:

Lloyd M Porter, US Army World War II, Purple Heart (France)


45th “Thunderbird” Infantry Division, Edmond, Oklahoma.  One of four National Guard Divisions called to federal service during World War II.  The 45th remained on Active Duty for over 5 years (511 days of combat); engaged in 8 Campaigns and 4 Amphibious Assault Landings.

The 45th was one of the divisions that arrived in time to fight in Sicily.  It served as the reserve for the landing at Salerno and later landed on Anzio beach.  After the fall of Rome, the 45th was pulled off the line on June 16 and began to prepare for the landing in Southern France.  Later, the 45th was involved in the liberation of Dachau concentration camp.

Structure:  159, 179, 180 Regiments; 158, 160, 171, 189 Field Artillery; 120 Engineers

Dates: Sicily & Italy: September 1943 to August 1944. France: August 1944.

Action: Sicily (with arrowhead), Naples-Foggia (with arrowhead), Anzio, Rome-Arno, Southern France (with arrowhead), Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace,  Central Europe.

Returned to U.S.:  14 September 1945

Inactivated:  7 December 1945, Camp Bowie, Texas


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{And Here for the fascinating Story of the 45th}


Lloyd M Porter, Enlistment Record:

Enlistment Date:  7 Feb 1941

Enlistment City:  Oklahoma City, OK

Branch:  Branch Immaterial—Warrant Officers

Grade:  Private

Education:  Grammar school

Civil Occupation:  Automobile Serviceman

Marital Status:  Single, without dependents

Height:  69

Weight:  148


Lloyd Meryl Porter is buried in Glencoe Cemetery, 100 East Lone Chimney Road, Glencoe, Oklahoma (See National Cemetery Administration. U.S. Veterans Gravesites, ca.1775-2006 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: National Cemetery Administration. Nationwide Gravesite Locator..)

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Published on 2002-01-22  Stillwater NewsPress

Anna Lucille Porter, 89, died Sunday, January 20, 2002, in Pawnee.

Services, with Ken Mantle presiding, will be Wednesday at 2 p.m. at the Glencoe Church of Christ.

Interment will follow at Glencoe Cemetery.

Poteet Funeral Home is directing the arrangements.

She was born in Glencoe June 26, 1912, to Charles M. and Lizzie (Klapp) Shell.

She married George Donahoo in December 1927 in Stillwater.  He died in 1939.

The couple moved to Elk City where he was an auto mechanic.  After he died she returned to Glencoe and was involved with the operation of several businesses.

On December 14, 1948, she married Lloyd Meryl Porter in Chandler.  He died August 18, 1998.

After their marriage they moved east of Glencoe where they operated a dairy and later raised beef cattle.

She was a longtime member of Flora Valley Club and was employed at Cheathams Grocery for several years.  She enjoyed ceramics and beading.

She was a member of the Glencoe Church of Christ.

In addition to her two husbands, she was predeceased by her parents, one sister and four brothers.

She is survived by four children, Loa-Lee Creager and her husband of Pawnee, Loweta shamel of Sand Springs, Jim Porter and his wife Renae of Glencoe, Eddie Porter and his wife Linda of Oklahoma City; a sister Aileen Shell of Glencoe; 13 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and nine great-great-grandchildren.

Published on 2002-01-22  Stillwater News Press  {Click Here to see photocopy}

Lloyd Meryl Porter

Pawnee — Lloyd Meryl Porter, 79, was among the first men drafted in Pawnee County during World War II.  He also enjoyed meeting people, playing his fiddle with family and friends, and traveling.

He died Tuesday, Aug. 18, 1998, in Pawnee.

Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 21, at the Glencoe Church of Christ with Ken Mantle officiating.  Interment will be in Glencoe Cemetery under the direction of Poteet Funeral Home, Pawnee.

Porter was born on March 4, 1919, west of Stillwater, to Charles Henry Porter and Kate Marie (Adams) Porter.  He later moved with his family to the Glencoe and Pawnee area in December of 1938.

He married Anna Lucille Shell on Dec. 14, 1948, in Chandler.  They moved to a farm near Glencoe.

While in the United States Army, he served with the 45th Division Field Artillery in Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany.  He was awarded the Purple Heart in France.

He owned and operated a dairy northeast of Glencoe.  He later raised beef cattle until he retired in 1984.

Survivors include his wife, Anna Porter of the home in Glencoe; two sons, Jimmie Porter of Glencoe and Eddie Porter of Oklahoma City; two step-daughters, Lola-Lee Creager of Pawnee and Loweta Shamel of Sand Springs.

Also surviving are one sister, Thelma Cullers of Stillwater; three brothers, his twin Veryl Porter of Stillwater, Charles Porter Jr. of Stillwater, and Max Porter of Glencoe; an aunt, Lucille Grenner of Oklahoma City; and uncle, O.C. Porter of Guthrie; 13 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; and a host of other relatives and many friends.

Memorials may be made to child abuse prevention.

(L to R) Kate, Thelma, Tag (or Veryl), Max, Veryl, Charlie, Jr.

Charley, Tag, Veryl, Leora, Charlie, Kate, Thelma, Max, Charles Jr.

(L to R)
Junior, Charlie, Veryl, Thelma, Kate, Tag, Max

(Back Row) Tag, Veryl, Max, Jr.
(Front) Thelma, Kate, Charlie

(Back Row) Jr., Alta, Thelma, Thelma’s Husband, June, Max
(Front) Tag, Anna, Kate, Peggy, Veryl






Jimmie Dean Porter


Pawnee, OK



Eddie Ray Porter


Pawnee, OK