Roy "Pokey" Porter
- August 8, 1948 - June 24, 2011
- Elyria, Ohio
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Roy was a hero to me. He was like an older brother when we grew up. When his father passed away, his Mom (my Aunt Lizzie - I'm so sorry you never got to meet her - she was an absolute delight) and Roy became like an extension to our family - we did everything together. I admired him so much for the person he became - a good family man who loved his wife & children so much. I
Posted by: Dian Ratcliff - cousin Jul 16, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family during this difficult time. You have been such a strong family and I pray that your strength is there to help you during this time, and please know how much you are loved. My deepest sympathy.
Posted by: Sondra Cole - Friend and Coworker of Jess Jun 27, 2011
There are so many memories it is hard to choose one in particular. The Chenoweth and Porter families have spent hundreds of summer days at the softball and baseball fields. A lot of memories where shared around those dugouts and stands and I will cherish every one. Mr. Porter was a great friend and will be missed tremendously.
Posted by: Ashlee Chenoweth - friend Jun 27, 2011
Fishing: I remeber getting up at 4am to go fishing for Walleye on Lake Erie with Dad. He would always let me steer the boat. I remeber going so fast and jumping waves that the whole motor would come up out of the water. We would always drop anchor and jump off and swim after we fished for a while. I remember his cut off blue jeans he would always wear. I remeber trying to cast out my line and
Posted by: shug - daughter Jun 27, 2011
Dearest Porter Family,
Your loving husband, father, grandfather and friend has touched so many lives beyond just those in his home. We are blessed to have crossed paths with such a tremendous man. May God grant you peace and the strength to endure this difficult time in your lives. We are thinking of you now more than ever! ~Jeff & Abby Chenoweth
Posted by: Jeff and Abby Chenoweth - Friends of the Family Jun 27, 2011
Our family connection started with the boys and baseball. How fortunate we all were to share such good times. I (amy) will never forget that deep voice shouting out to "Dude" or "Bubba". To me, he was a great example of a man...strong, caring, giving, warm smile, headstrong :), loved his family beyond words. I was honored to have shared just a small portion of a great life. May his memory go on forever in his children and grandchildren! You are all on both of our minds and in our hearts.
Posted by: Amy & Steve - Lucky to have been friends ! Jun 27, 2011
I met Roy through my Adopted mom Eileen Porter. I just wanted to say that im sorry for your loss. Im sure that Roy, is in a place where everthing is everlasting. He is with God and his family watching over your family as an angle now. God Bless
Posted by: Robin Thornsberry - Friend of the family. Jun 27, 2011
Roy will be in my heart forever he taught me alot and always took the time to talk to me. The porter family has been my second family for me and I can not be more thankful I'm here for everyone of you. Love you roy.
Posted by: Frank Pronesti - Family friend Jun 26, 2011
I remember when Roy and Dad were trying to load all them pigs up in the back of his truck and those pigs wrestled them all over the place. I remember when Roy, and I, and Old Man Walt, and Arlin used to go fishing on the Vermilion River and one time we wiped out all those boats coming down through there because are steering was broke. I just liked when him and Nay-Nays would come over and sit on the porch and talk. Roy is proud of all you kids and now he is up in heaven with PaPa.
Posted by: Jerry "Fat" Jones Jun 26, 2011
Norma, Shug, Jess, Neece, Dude, and Reeb - I am thinking and praying for you all. I cannot imagine how hard this is for you. I know that Roy is up in heaven looking down at you all and he will forever be watching over you now. Love, Jenine
Posted by: Jenine Jones Jun 26, 2011