HOULTON – Philip Wendell Porter, 85, died Sept. 23, 2007, at a Bangor hos-pital. He was born June 16, 1922, in Houlton, son of Wen-dell and Nellie (Hotham) Porter. Philip was a 1941 graduate of Houlton High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and served as radio repairman in Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes, and Central Europe during World War II. He was employed by New England Telephone and Telegraph Co., for more than 30 years, working in Houlton, Caribou, Old Town, Belfast and Rockland. He was past king lion of the Rockland Lions Club. Known for his humor, Phil created “Filpot’s Fables,” a cartoon strip which ran in the Courier Gazette. An outdoorsman from an early age, he enjoyed hiking, camping, fishing and hunting, though he preferred hunting with his camera more than his gun. Friends will remember his generosity and ability to fix most anything. With a great curiosity for life, he was an avid reader and deep thinker until curbed by dementia. Philip is survived by his wife of 54 years, Marie (Berry) Porter of Houlton; daughter Debra Morehouse and her husband, Jess, of Orland; sister, Bernice Robinson of Lead, S.D.; a niece and several nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and brother, Lawrence Porter. Friends may call 1 p.m. Tuesday until time of service 2 p.m. at Dunn Funeral Home with Naomi Sam’Kpakra officiating. Interment will be at Evergreen Cemetery, Houlton. Friends may make gifts in Philip’s memory to Cary Library, care of Dunn Funeral Home, 11 Park St., Houlton, ME 04730.