Roy "Pokey" Porter
- August 8, 1948 - June 24, 2011
- Elyria, Ohio
of Roy's Passing
Memories & CandlesPrevious
“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...Read More »
1 of 54 | Posted by: Dian Ratcliff - cousin
“Norma, So sorry to hear about Roy......I know it's going to hard for awhile... E-mail when you can......email@example.com.....Jean
2 of 54 | Posted by: Jean (Taylor) Bowen - Elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
3 of 54 | Posted by: Crystal Hall - Lorain, OH
“I am so sorry for your loss. May God be with the family to help them deal with the loss.
Come to me
...Read More »
4 of 54 | Posted by: Wade Hammond - North Ridgeville, OH
“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...Read More »
5 of 54 | Posted by: Pat Novotny - amherst, OH
“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...Read More »
6 of 54 | Posted by: Lauren - Grayson, KY
“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...Read More »
7 of 54 | Posted by: Sondra Cole
“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...Read More »
8 of 54 | Posted by: Carol Smith - Elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
9 of 54 | Posted by: April Stump - Elyria, OH - Friend
“miss you dad love you lots see you later
10 of 54 | Posted by: reeb - elyria, OH - dad
“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...Read More »
11 of 54 | Posted by: Marvin Jones - Vermilion, OH
“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...Read More »
12 of 54 | Posted by: kathleen harrison - elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
13 of 54 | Posted by: Jeneece - daddys girl
“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...Read More »
14 of 54 | Posted by: Ashlee Chenoweth - friend
“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 ...Read More »
15 of 54 | Posted by: karen perry elder - elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
16 of 54 | Posted by: shug - daughter
“Roy delivered on a continuous basis for quite some time to Vickery Environmental. We always enjoyed his pleasant, laid back personality and have...Read More »
17 of 54 | Posted by: Employees of Vickery Environmental, Inc. - OH
“Dearest Porter Family,
Your loving husband, father, grandfather and friend has touched so many lives beyond just those in his home. We are...Read More »
18 of 54 | Posted by: Jeff and Abby Chenoweth
“Norma so sorry to hear about Pokey Kevin told us about it on Sat. if you need anything call me 323-8832
19 of 54 | Posted by: Kenny and Randy Gantz - elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
20 of 54 | Posted by: Brian Lukegord - Lorain, OH
“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...Read More »
21 of 54 | Posted by: Natasha - Elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
22 of 54 | Posted by: Amy & Steve
“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...Read More »
23 of 54 | Posted by: Kristen Pecorelli - Brunswick, OH
“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...Read More »
24 of 54 | Posted by: Art Hargate - Elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
25 of 54 | Posted by: Robin Thornsberry
“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...Read More »
26 of 54 | Posted by: Rita Jackson - Sandy Hook, KY
“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
27 of 54 | Posted by: Carolyn Whitt - Sandy Hook, KY
We are so sorry to hear about Roy passing away. Please accept out deepest sympathies and our sincere condolences. What...Read More »
28 of 54 | Posted by: Greg and Sherry Dwyer - Elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
29 of 54 | Posted by: Frank Pronesti - Family friend
“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...Read More »
30 of 54 | Posted by: Lewis and Karen Chenoweth - OH
“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...Read More »
31 of 54 | Posted by: Jerry "Fat" Jones
“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...Read More »
32 of 54 | Posted by: Jerry "Fat" Jones
“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...Read More »
33 of 54 | Posted by: Jerry Jones
“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...Read More »
34 of 54 | Posted by: Jenine Jones
“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...Read More »
35 of 54 | Posted by: Duane Jones - Wakeman, OH
“Norma and family I am so sorry to hear of your loss I will be thinking of you all Lois
36 of 54 | Posted by: Lois Duelley - Lagrange, OH
“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...Read More »
37 of 54 | Posted by: Renee Jones - Lorain, OH - niece
“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...Read More »
38 of 54 | Posted by: Toni and Gary Payne - Elyria, OH
“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
39 of 54 | Posted by: Ken Lewis - Elyria, OH
“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...Read More »
40 of 54 | Posted by: Pam Crawford - Friend
“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...Read More »
41 of 54 | Posted by: Tracey Casada - Elyria, OH
“To an amazing man that will truly be missed. My thoughts and prayers for all of the family.
42 of 54 | Posted by: Josh
“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...Read More »
43 of 54 | Posted by: Jennifer Temerario
“May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.
44 of 54 | Posted by: Dan and Tess Susak - friend
“i miss you alot and miss the old days playin with you.
45 of 54 | Posted by: junior - grandson
“Papa, we will miss you alot and love you forever.
46 of 54 | Posted by: punkin - granddaughter
“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...Read More »
47 of 54 | Posted by: Jeneece and Brian
“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...Read More »
48 of 54 | Posted by: Shug - daughter
“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...Read More »
49 of 54 | Posted by: shelly hall - elyria , OH
“My thoughts and prayer are with the Porter family during this difficult time.
50 of 54 | Posted by: Megan Wilson - Friend of Jeneece
“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...Read More »
51 of 54 | Posted by: Randy "Boo"
“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...Read More »
52 of 54 | Posted by: Judy and Skip Gawlik - Friend
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this tough time.
53 of 54 | Posted by: Tabatha Weber - friend of Jen
“We miss you. Love you lots!!!
54 of 54 | Posted by: Jeneece Porter - daughter
Roy E. “Pokey” Porter, age 62, of Elyria, passed away Friday, June 24, 2011 at his home surrounded by his wife and children.
He was born on August 8, 1948 in Grayson, Kentucky to the late Cecil and Nancy (nee Sparks) Porter.
Roy was employed for 28 years as a truck driver for Ross Transportation Services. He enjoyed playing cards, gardening and turkey shoots. He worshipped his wife, children and grandchildren and was most happy spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Norma (nee Jones) Porter; sons, Roy Jr. “Dude” Porter, of Elyria and James “Reeber” Porter, of Elyria; daughters, Jennifer (Chris) “Shug” Bowen, of Wellington, Jessica “Jess” Porter, of Sheffield Lake and Jeneece “Neecie” Porter (fiancé, Brian Lukegord), of Lorain; grandchildren, Erika “Punkin” Bowen, Christopher “Jr.” Bowen and Austin “Cootie” Bowen; brother, Arlin Hall, of Elyria; sister, Eileen Porter, of Sandy Hook, Kentucky.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his brothers, Royce “Gene” Porter and James Leslie Hall.
Online condolences may be left for the Porter family at www.dovinreberjones.com
This memorial already belongs to a loved one. Only that person can enhance the Tribute. If you are the Tribute owner, please log in.Login →
How To Record A Free Audio Memory
Express your sympathy, offer support or recall special moments with an Audio Memory – a personal message in your own voice from the convenience of any phone. Your recording will be published to the Memory Book for easy playback. It’s convenient, easy to do and an enduring and meaningful way to honor, remember and pay your respects.
Click the microphone to hear a sample.
Follow these easy steps. Record one today!
- Complete the fields below and click the Submit button.
- Write down the toll-free number and audio memory PIN.
- Call the number, enter your PIN, and leave up to a three minute message, just like leaving a voicemail.
- Your recording will be available for public listening in the Memory Book.