The Rev. Hermon J. Porter, 84, of Dyer died Friday, Aug. 28, 2015, in Fort Smith. He was born July 24, 1931, in Dyer. He was the pastor at the Dyer Assembly of God. He pastored and built Assemblies of God nationwide, including Dyer, Alma and Liberty.

Funeral was Aug. 21 at Edwards Van-Alma Funeral Home Chapel in Van Buren with burial at Dyer Cemetery.

He is survived by his wife, Hilda; four daughters, Barbara Thomas and Tammie Jackson, both of Fort Smith, Janice Lloyd of Van Buren and Sandra Brock of Dyer; two sons, Larry Porter of Houston and Terry Porter of Navarre, Fla.; 14 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.