Sonora resident Ron Porter passed away Jan. 30, 2019. Ron was born Aug. 8, 1949, in Oakland, and the family moved to Sonora in 1950.

Ron attended Jamestown Elementary and Sonora High schools. He was a mechanic at Mother Lode Motors where he retired in August 2015 after 40 years. His favorite pastime was to watch NASCAR auto racing and he loved to watch western movies. Ron loved to spend time with friends and family.

Ron is survived by his wife, Sharon, of 32 years; two sons, Jason and Neal; two grandchildren, Mackenzie and Taylor; his brother, Duane, and sister-in-law, Joan, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Leukemia Lymphoma Society at Ron requested no services to be held.