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Joseph "Joe" Allen LaPorte, Jr.


November 21, 2019

Joseph “Joe” Allen LaPorte, Jr. was born in Selma, Alabama, on March 17, 1949, and passed away November 11, 2019, in Sundance, Wyoming, at the age of 70.

He graduated from Parrish High School in 1967 and enlisted in the United States Army. He served his country faithfully until he was wounded in Vietnam on September 13, 1968.

He graduated from Southeast College of Technology with a degree in electronics. He later opened his own successful business, Affordable Surplus, in Wetumpka, AL.

Joe enjoyed many hobbies which included photography, researching his family history and, most importantly, Auburn football. WAR DAMN EAGLE!!

He was preceded in death by his father, Joseph Allen LaPorte, Sr .; his son, Joel Lance LaPorte; and his brother, Paul Dana LaPorte. His survivors include his mother, Evelyn Hubbard Ogborn; brother, Jake LaPorte; sister, Denise LaPorte Brock; daughter, Laura LaPorte Sundstrom; sons, Erik Allen LaPorte and Kevin LaPorte; grandchildren, Brett and Olivia Sundstrom, Kaitlyn LaPorte, John Joseph LaPorte, Jade Laporte and Gracie LaPorte; other relatives, extended family and friends.

Funeral services were held Monday, November 18, 2019, from the chapel of Mobile Memorial Gardens Funeral Home. Interment followed in Mobile Memorial Gardens.

Local arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at


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