Date of Birth: July 11, 1939
Date of Death: November 19, 2022
Jack LaPorte was born on July 11th, 1939, in Escanaba, Michigan to Jack and Ruby LaPorte. He grew up with his 2 brothers Jerry and Jim. From a young age Jack knew he would eventually race cars. In his early 20’s he started racing. He won his first trophy in 1967 followed by a championship in 1968. After achieving his goal on 4 wheels he turned to motorcycles, this was his true passion. With over 72 trophies, 4 championships, and several invitationals across different types of motorcycle racing its evident Jack was a driven, determined, motivated, and fierce competitor. This is how he played and worked. He spent 16 years as a driver/salesman for Vernors in Flint, Michigan before relocating to Arizona. After another 16 years as a lead warehouse worker, he retired from Relizon. Come to find out he did not like retirement, so he became a security guard for the next 7 years. Jack peacefully passed away, after a battle with dementia, on 11/19/2022 at his home in Glendale, Arizona surrounded by loved ones. Jack was married to Patsy for 56 years. He leaves behind son, Danny (Linda); daughters, Vicki Perkins and Cindy Clarke; stepson, Jeff Plaine (Annette); 12 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. Jack was preceded in death by his parents Jack and Ruby; granddaughter, Mindy Saxton; son, Scott. Jack will be missed by his loving wife and all his family and friends.
A Celebration of Life will be held on December 10th, 2022, at 11 AM at St. John’s Lutheran Church 7205 N. 51st Ave. Glendale, AZ 85301.