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
Norma, So sorry to hear about Roy......I know it's going to hard for awhile... E-mail when you can......firstname.lastname@example.org.....Jean
Posted by: Jean (Taylor) Bowen - Elyria, OH - Friend Jun 30, 2011
Uncle Roy will without a doubt be missed. He loved his family and would do anything for anyone. I remember the day Uncle Roy came to our rescue my mom was picking my sister and I up from school when we got a flat tire in the parking lot and was stranded. Without hesitation he jump into his vehicle and took the tire to the nearest place to get it plugged so that we could get home. He was just
Posted by: Crystal Hall - Lorain, OH - My Uncle Jun 29, 2011
I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with the family to help them deal with the loss.
Come to me
God saw that you were getting tired and a cure was not to be. So he put His arms around you and whispered, "Come to me." You didn't deserve what you went thru and so He gave you rest. God's Garden must be beautiful, he only takes the best.
Posted by: Wade Hammond - North Ridgeville, OH - Friend Jun 28, 2011
Go to God
by Grace E. Easley
When a friend is feeling sorrow
That you wish that you could share,
And no words of any language
Can remove the grief they bear,
When the unexpected shadows
Fall across the path they trod,
There is no human remedy,
When a brave heart's torn asunder,
And it's courage seems too small
There is no solace found in pain
That overtakes us all.
When hot tears keep on falling
'Til they drench the very sod,
To find someone to dry them,
There's a reason for each heartache,
Posted by: Pat Novotny - amherst, OH - coworker Jun 28, 2011
Sorry for the loss Norma. I did not know Roy that well but I always seen him at our family reunion all the time. I think he may have come to my grandma's house a few times. Im Dian's daughter by the way. I know this is a trying time for you and I hope it all works out for the better. I dont completely understand how you feel but I know that you are upset about all of this.
Posted by: Lauren - Grayson, KY - Roy's distant cousin Jun 28, 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
Norma and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I am so grateful I was able to talk with you last week Norma. I know you didn't want him to suffer or be in pain. No more pain... only for those who loved him. Please try to find comfort that he as at peace. Let me know if there's anything I can do.
Posted by: Carol Smith - Elyria, OH - Norma's friend Jun 27, 2011
I rember meeting Roy and Norma while I worked as a cashier at Certified gas station on Lowell St. He always came in with a smile on his face and made my day a little bit brighter. Norma also came in with a smile and talked to my mom Karen Elder who lost my dad to cancer. I remember Norma going to nursing school and how proud Roy was that she was becoming a nurse. My thoughts and prayers are
Posted by: April Stump - Elyria, OH - Friend Jun 27, 2011
miss you dad love you lots see you later
Posted by: reeb - elyria, OH - dad Jun 27, 2011
Uncle Roy is without a doubt one of the greastest persons to ever live on this earth. His family was always first. He loved his wife, kids and grand kids more than anything. Roy ALWAYS put his needs last, he wanted to make sure everyone else was taken care of no matter what. The old saying "he'll give you the shirt off his back" is how he lived his life. If i could ask god to pick my guardian angle i would ask for my Uncle "Roy Porter".
Posted by: Marvin Jones - Vermilion, OH - Uncle Jun 27, 2011
I didn;t have the pleasure of knowing Roy and his family for years, but the time s I did get to spend with Roy and Norma were always special. they were very close fun loving friends. Loved the fun and laughter we shared playing cards together.. Roy was a friend to all. don't think he ever met a stranger he accepted all as if he had known them for years. he made everyone he knew feel like (welcome friend)
Posted by: kathleen harrison - elyria, OH - friend Jun 27, 2011
Some good memories to share with everyone about my Dad:
We all loved going on trips in your big red ross truck. I remember when you brought your truck home to be cleaned, I would play house in the bunk of it. You would always blare red sovine "daddys girl" for me jess and shug. I also remember the trucking words dad used, something about "having a high profile fifth wheel on the dolley", whatever that means haha
Going to Kentucky every
Posted by: Jeneece - daddys girl 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
i will never forget how i met roy i worked at certified gas station he was very proud of his wife and children and very involed with there sports .but mostley i rember his wife norma we talked alot about his health see i lost my husband to cancer i wasn,t prepard so we talked about her live the last i heard she had became a nurse he was so proud of her roy. you will be missed very much
Posted by: karen perry elder - elyria, OH - 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
Roy delivered on a continuous basis for quite some time to Vickery Environmental. We always enjoyed his pleasant, laid back personality and have missed him since he got sick. We were kept abreast of his condition by many of his co-workers and were very saddened to hear of his death. Our condolences to the family of one great guy. We will keep Roy and all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Employees of Vickery Environmental, Inc. - Vickery, OH - Friends 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
Norma so sorry to hear about Pokey Kevin told us about it on Sat. if you need anything call me 323-8832
Posted by: Kenny and Randy Gantz - elyria, OH - friend Jun 27, 2011
Roy was one of the most genuine, honorable people I have ever known. He always made me feel like part of the family, from day one. I’ll miss playing cards at the kitchen table late into the night, where I learned that reading a couple of poker books wasn’t enough to beat ol’ Roy at a game he had been playing long before I watched it on ESPN! I loved watching Browns games together (even though that terrible towel always
Posted by: Brian Lukegord - Lorain, OH - "Future" Son-in-Law Jun 27, 2011
I don't think I had a dry eye once while reading through all the special memories. I can see he was one truly special guy. I never new him personally but I can see how special he was to everyone. To Jennifer and family, I will be thinking of you and I am always here when you want to talk. My deepest sympathy.
Posted by: Natasha - Elyria, OH - Friend of Jennifer 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
My thoughts and prayers go out to the Porter family during this difficult time. It was an honor to know and work with Roy. He was a great guy to say the least!
Posted by: Kristen Pecorelli - Brunswick, OH - Worked with Roy Jun 27, 2011
Roy was a great employee and more importantly a great person. He will be greatly missed at Ross, and we all send our regards to the family. Take care.
Posted by: Art Hargate - Elyria, OH - Worked with Roy. 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
Norma, Jennifer, Jessica, Jeneese, Dude and Reebe, I am so sorry about Uncle Roy passing. Please let us know if there is anything that we can do for you! He was a great guy and will be missed very much. Love you all!!! Rita
Posted by: Rita Jackson - Sandy Hook, KY - great-niece Jun 27, 2011
Roy, I hope that you are dancing on the streets of gold with no pain. I know you are there Dad and Jessie. Love, Carolyn
Posted by: Carolyn Whitt - Sandy Hook, KY - niece Jun 27, 2011
We are so sorry to hear about Roy passing away. Please accept out deepest sympathies and our sincere condolences. What a stroke of luck it was running into you at Home Depot so you could tell us about Roy so we could keep all of you in our prayers. Please keep our e-mail address and get in touch with us when you can.
Sincerely, Greg and Sherry Dwyer
Posted by: Greg and Sherry Dwyer - Elyria, OH - Friends 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
The Porter Family,
We send our heartfelt condolences to your family. We lost a good man. We will cherish the memories we shared at the ball field when our kids played together. Norma we will pray for strength, peace and comfort for you and your family during this great loss. With all our love The Chenoweth Family.
Posted by: Lewis and Karen Chenoweth - Elyria, OH - Friend Jun 26, 2011
I remember that time that him and Dad were trying to load up all those pigs on his truck and they wrestled them everywhere. I remember when him and I and Old Man Walt and Arlin used to go fishing on the Vermilion River. One time we wiped all those boats out because our steering was broken. 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 isn't suffering anymore. He is up there in heaven with PaPa.
Posted by: Jerry "Fat" Jones 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
My favorite memory of Roy is when him and Dad tried to load them pigs up in the back of his truck - those pigs were wrestling them all over the place. And, when him and I and Old Man Walt and Arlin used to go fishing on the Vermilion River. We wiped all them boats out cause are steering wheel was broke. I enjoyed when him and NayNays would come over and sit with us on the porch. I know he is proud of all you kids, but he is up in heaven with PaPa now.
Posted by: Jerry 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
In what is the most difficult time in a family's life I will share a few things I remember about Roy, and close with a poem I found that fits well with remembering a Father.
He could fit more nightcrawlers onto the hook of an Erie Dearie than anyone I ever seen.
I remember wading chest deep in the Milan river fishing for carp and catfish.
I can remember playing in the arcade at Stoney's while he bowled on Friday and Saturday nights.
Posted by: Duane Jones - Wakeman, OH - Nephew Jun 26, 2011
Norma and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss I will be thinking of you all Lois
Posted by: Lois Duelley - Lagrange, OH - friend Jun 26, 2011
Norma, Shug, Jess, Neece, Dude, and Reebe I am so sorry for your loss. Roy was one good man and we all know he is in Heaven now, and will hurt no more. I have to just leave what I will always remember about him when I hear his name. The man had incredible hair. He could have given Elvis a run for his money. It was perfect every time I ever saw him. Rest in peace Uncle Roy.
Posted by: Renee Jones - Lorain, OH - niece Jun 26, 2011
Norma and family, Gary and I are so sorry for your loss. You were Griffin's second family and were appreciated and loved by us more than you will ever know. Roy will be greatly missed.
Posted by: Toni and Gary Payne - Elyria, OH - friend Jun 26, 2011
Norma, I am so sorry to hear about your husband, you and all of your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Ken Lewis and family
Posted by: Ken Lewis - Elyria, OH - friend/coworker Jun 26, 2011
Roys essence will, forever, be embedded in the hearts of his family and friends. He will always hold a special place in our hearts as well as all of the wonderful Porter family. The Porter family's love for one another will supply the strength they need to pull them through these difficult times now that Roy is with the LORD. GOD has blessed your family with riches that money cannot buy. I will remember him fondly. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
Posted by: Pam Crawford - Friend Jun 26, 2011
To the Porter family,
I am so sorry for your loss, I pray the love of God enfolds you during your difficult times and he helps you heal with the passage of time.
Posted by: Tracey Casada - Elyria, OH Jun 26, 2011
To an amazing man that will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers for all of the family.
Posted by: Josh Jun 26, 2011
Roy was an amazing man whose strength and loving heart pulled his family together! The bond you all share as a family is amazing and one to be cherished! Although I didn't know him to well, I remember the times where he would just show up at work with that big grin on his face! Over the past few months I have heard some amazing stories about him! I am very sorry for your loss, but he will forever be looking down on all of you! My thoughts and prayers are with the Porter family during this difficult time.
Posted by: Jennifer Temerario - Friend/Co-worker of Jeneece Jun 26, 2011
May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by: Dan and Tess Susak - friend Jun 26, 2011
i miss you alot and miss the old days playin with you.
Posted by: junior - grandson Jun 26, 2011
Papa, we will miss you alot and love you forever.
Posted by: punkin - granddaughter Jun 26, 2011
It’s like a storm
That cuts a path
It’s breaks your will
It feels like that
You think your lost
But your not lost on your own
Your not alone
I will stand by you
I will help you through
When you’ve done all you can do
If you can’t cope
I will dry your eyes
I will fight your fight
I will hold you tight
And I wont let go
It hurts my heart
To see you cry
I know it’s dark
This part of life
Oh it finds us all
And we’re too small
To stop the rain
Posted by: Jeneece and Brian Jun 26, 2011
Saying good-bye was the hardest thing I've ever had to do. Knowing you are in Heaven now brings me great peace and happiness. I am so proud to be your daughter. I could not have hand picked a better man to be my Dad! Our Family has so many special memories of you! We will always be the strongest family ever!! Love you all: Mom, Jess, Neece, Dude, and Reebe!!
Posted by: Shug - daughter Jun 26, 2011
Love you uncle roy I remember when I was little coming over your house and playing I loved it I always had so much fun and norma made the best potato soup I've ever had u will be missed never forgotten
Posted by: shelly hall - elyria , OH - he was my uncle Jun 25, 2011
My thoughts and prayer are with the Porter family during this difficult time.
Posted by: Megan Wilson - Friend of Jeneece Jun 25, 2011
Uncle Roy I always looked up to you from when I was a kid till the day you passed! Always will remember all of us watching the Clowns I mean Browns in that small house. Love you always Porter Puddin "Boo"
Posted by: Randy "Boo" Jun 25, 2011
Loving Angels are carrying Roy to Heaven to rest in peace. There are many Angels each with a special task taking very good care of Roy. God will hold all of you in the Palm of HIs Hand..Our sincere sympathy to the family. Judy and Skip Gawlik
Posted by: Judy and Skip Gawlik - Friend Jun 25, 2011
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tough time.
Posted by: Tabatha Weber - friend of Jen Jun 25, 2011
We miss you. Love you lots!!!
Posted by: Jeneece Porter - daughter Jun 25, 2011