Gary John LaPorte, Jr. of Nathalie, VA passed away September 14, 2021. He was born in Portsmouth, VA on May 21, 1966 and was 55 years of age. He was the son of Gaylene Smith and the late Gary John LaPorte Sr.
He was a member of Hunting Creek Baptist Church. Gary attended East Lyme High School in E. Lyme and transferred to St. Bernard’s High School where he played varsity soccer and continued to play Pro Soccer in Moodus, CT. He was a natural born player
Gary John LaPorte, Jr. is survived by:
Seth Anderson LaPorte and wife Rachel of China Grove, NC
Gaylene Smith and husband John Cunningham of Salem, CT
Noah LaPorte of China Grove, NC
Robert David LaPorte and wife Sandra of Salem, CT
William Bennett Cogar of Long View, TX
Ryann Kraft (Josh Ward) of Lynchburg
Uncles and Aunt
Robert W. Smith (Karen) of Chesapeake, Alton B. Smith (Shirley) of Keysville, David E. Smith of LA, Donald Sass (Lois) of Minnesota, and Gail LaPorte
Kristie Brenenstall and Katherine LaPorte
Jennifer, Sharon and Melissa and their families
Host of Cousins in VA, MN, and WI
A private graveside service will be at a later date.
For memorials, please consider Recovering Hands, 4067 Beulah Rd., Nathalie, VA or Hunting Creek Baptist Church, 4055 Hunting Creek Rd., Nathalie, VA 24577.
Online condolences may be directed to www.powellfuneralinc.com.
Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.