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Gary John LaPorte, Jr.

May 21, 1966 — September 14, 2021

Gary John LaPorte, Jr.

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:

His Son

Seth Anderson LaPorte and wife Rachel of China Grove, NC

His Mother

Gaylene Smith and husband John Cunningham of Salem, CT


Noah LaPorte of China Grove, NC

Two Brothers

Robert David LaPorte and wife Sandra of Salem, CT

William Bennett Cogar of Long View, TX


Ryann Kraft (Josh Ward) of Lynchburg

His Sponsor

Scott Kirk

Former Wife

Regina LaPorte

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


Michael LaPorte


Kristie Brenenstall and Katherine LaPorte


Jennifer, Sharon and Melissa and their families

Host of Cousins in VA, MN, and WI

Special Friend

Carlton Dobson


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


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592.

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