Thursday, May 10, 2012
What happened to Porter Wagoner's wife and children?
Best Answer - Chosen by Voters Wagoner was married twice. According to Barry McCloud's encyclopedia, his first marriage, to Velma Johnson, was annulled in 1944. His second marriage, to Ruth Olive Williams, ended in divorce after 40 years. He had three children: Richard, Debra, and Denise. The footage of his 50th anniversary celebration at the Grand Ole Opry earlier this year showed him choking up as he thanked his children for being there. 5 years ago Report Abuse ISAWMART IS CORRECT, i'd like to add just a little more if i can..his son Richard lives on the Land where porter's house is, porter had a cabin type house built for him about 25 years ago,he helped porter out with the cows and horses and such... he is a minister-his oldest daughter Denise owns and operates a chain of stores sort of like wal-mart but not quite as large, his youngest debra works at Bass pro shops and would usually fill in on stage at the opry singing the dolly duets with him-he was on very good terms with his ex-wife till the end- even had a few pictures of her on the wall in his home.