Rodney A. Porter

  • Born: August 17, 1959
  • Died: December 3, 2013
  • Location: Springfield, Illinois

Lincoln Land Cremation Society

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Springfield, IL 62703

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Tribute & Message From The Family


Rodney A. Porter, 54, of Springfield, died at 12:14 a.m. on Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at St. John's Hospital.

Rodney was born August 17, 1959 in Fairfield, IA, the son of Otto and Marcine Glasgow Porter. He married Joyce A. Needham on June 20, 1987 in Springfield.

Rodney proudly served his country in the Air National Guard and was owner and operator of SIM-CO in Springfield for 26 years. He was an avid Green Bay Packers and St. Louis Cardinals fan.

He is survived by his wife, Joyce Porter of Springfield; four children, Rafe Porter Purdy of MO, and Zach, Amy, and Sarah Porter, all of Springfield; mother, Marcine Porter of IA; father, Otto Porter of AZ; two siblings, Kathy Bonnett of MO and Hal (wife, Elaine) Porter of FL; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Cremation was accorded by Lincoln Land Cremation Society.

The family will host a Memorial Gathering from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 7, 2013 at Springfield Ski and Boat Club, 268 Maple Grove Ln., Springfield, IL.


Services


Condolence & Memory Journal

Rodney it is just a couple hours from your 7 year heaven anniversary. It feels just like we are just going through it all again. Miss you more than anyone could imagine. I miss your smile, silly jokes and the comfort of your hug. 2020 has been a year that we definitely don't want to repeat. Your children are amazing adults with their own families. Elliana is going to have a baby brother joining her in April 2021. Pierce is an awesome little guy. Please watch over them all. This COVID19 has taken it's toll on them all. Love you and miss you

Posted by Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL - Spouse   December 02, 2020

Rod it is hard to believe that you have been gone for 6 years. So much has happened in those 6 years.
This year we welcomed our 1st & 2nd grandchildren Elliana & Pierce. And Sarah married Donny. We know you were watching all this from heaven. We miss you alot. My heart hurts. I love you always

Posted by Joyce Porter - Spouse   December 03, 2019

Rodney you left us 5 years ago and it feels like today.
So much is happening in our children's lives.
Sarah is getting married in October 2019.
Amy and Chris are having our first grand child which is a girl, in May 2019.
Zach and Britney will be having our 2nd grandchild in July 2019.
Please keep an eye over all of them.
I'm sure you are playing with Jackson and Sammi monkey boo and last. We all miss you so much. Love you with all my heart.

Posted by Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL - Spouse   December 03, 2018

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Rod it is the night before the anniversary of your passing. Your are in my thoughts every day. I know that the kids think about you too. We are all thankful that you are no longer suffering and your body is healed. We have 3 amazing adult children who you would be just as proud of them as I am.please keep watch over them. Love and miss you.

Posted by Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL - Spouse   December 02, 2016

It's been 2 years since you left to go to heaven. Time suppose to heal all wounds and make it easier, well it doesn't. I miss your voice, your smile and silly jokes. Miss your touch, your hugs and your love.
The kids miss you too. They are so grown up. Zach & Britney are doing great, working and family keep them busy. Amy is graduating with her Masters in a couple weeks and Sarah is getting her Veterinary Assitant Cerification next Monday. They've been through so much since you left. They lost you in December and then this past January Dad left to go to heaven and Mom just left us a few weeks back. So know you are all up there to watch over all of us. I have lost 3 important people who I have loved with all my heart and life.
I just miss you so much. So many happy memories that you gave us makes me smile and remember all the things we use to do together. Christmas is right around the corner it hasn't been the same since you left. Decorating isn't as fun without you. The kids and I talk about how you'd hang up lights outside even if it was freezing and snowing out.
Please know how much I have always loved you and know I miss you my best friend.
please watch over our children even if they are adults now. Give mom & dad a hug for me.. I LOVE YOU RODNEY AND MISS YOU

Posted by Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL - wife   December 02, 2015

Been thinking about you all week. Missing you so much I just want to sit in a dark room & cry. I love you Rodney forever.

Posted by Joyce - Springfield, IL - wife   March 20, 2015

Rodney I wish you were here. My heart aches to hear your voice. I miss your smile and all the silly jokes you use to tell.
I'm sure you and dad and Doug along with Sammy and all of our other relatives and friends who are up in Heaven with you are all sitting around talking about all the memories just we do here.
Sarah went to Kentucky to see Amy this weekend. Her first long highway trip by herself.
Our babies are all grown up now. So proud of the adults they have become. We did good.
I love you and miss you so much.

Posted by Joyce - Springfield, IL - wife   March 14, 2015

Merry Christmas in Heaven Rodney.
Holidays just are not the same without you.
Usually at this time of the night you would be in the garage finishing up wrapping & I would be in the living room finishing up.
Then we would try to get a few hours of sleep before the kids woke up.
memories are great but they make me miss you more.
LOVE you & miss you.

Posted by Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL - wife   December 25, 2014

Rodney - my last message to you says 1 year & 5 days which should have read 6 days. I had just gotten off work and my mind was still on December 8 not 9th when I posted. My days seem to be like that since you've been gone. My mind just doesn't want to cooperate with me. I miss you so much
All my love to you

Posted by Joyce - Springfield, IL - wife   December 09, 2014

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Rodney it is hard to believe that it has been 1 year & 5 days since you left us. I tried to write to you on your 1st Anniversary in Heaven to let you know how much i miss you and how much the kids miss you we are glad that you are no longer in pain but yet our hearts are still broken that you are not here with us. We sit and look at pictures & talk about the memories we have of you. We are thankful for those memories and your love.
the kids talk about how at this time of year you always wanted to hang Christmas lights and it always happened to be the coldest day of the year.
I talk with your Dad & I am glad we stay in touch. Kathy & I talk too.
Please keep an eye on the kids as well as your dad.
love you & miss you. .

Posted by Joyce - Springfield, IL - Wife   December 09, 2014

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ROD IT HAS BEEN ONE YEAR AND ONE DAY SINCE YOU LEFT US AND I HAVE MISSED YOU EACH DAY. YOU WAS SUCH A GOOD FOOTBALL PLAYER. I REMEMBER YOU CATCHING THAT PASS AND RUNNING AWAY FROM THE DEFENDER AND SCORING A TOUCHDOWN. I WAS SO PROUD OF YOU. THEY NEVER THREW ENOUGH PASSES TO YOU. THATS WHY WE LOST GAMES. I CHECK YOUR OBIT OFTEN AND TALK TO YOU. MUCH LOVE BYE FOR NOW DAD

Posted by otto porter jr. - surprise, AZ - father   December 05, 2014

Rodney this has been a difficult time with it being the anniversary of the time you were admitted to the hospital last year. We all miss you so much. We live you with all our hearts. We remember all the great memories we have with you yet are sad that you are not here with us anymore.
Please keep an eye on the kids as they grow and move on in their lives.
Love you and miss you every day

Posted by Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL - wife   November 30, 2014

Rodney you are on my mind & in my heart always. I really miss you, your smile & laugh but most of all I miss spending time with you. I miss you being here with us. My heart aches thinking about having to go on without you. I love you now and forever.

Posted by Joyce - Springfield, IL - wifeiy   September 09, 2014

Well Rodney Zach & Britney had their wedding yesterday. It was beautiful. Our son has grown into a handsome man. We know you were watching us from heaven. We all missed you not being there.
Alex, Ben, Tyler & Abbey came. Lindsay couldn't make it her baby was past due so her & Melody was unable to come.
Talked with your dad Thursday night & he wasn't able to come which is understandable. He did the money gift where he taped the bills end to end & they pulled them out of the box. They opened it at the wedding shower & everyone loved it thought it was a neat idea.
I love you & miss you

Posted by Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL - wife   August 03, 2014

rod, it has been months since you left us and I think of you many times each day. you was suck a joy to listen to your laughter on my jokes. I wish I could be at your sons wedding. just too bad you cannot be there. just wrap your arms around every one of us. we are all looking forward to meeting on the other side of where we are now. just remember that I and all others love you bye for now your dad

Posted by otto porter jr. - surprise, AZ - father   July 25, 2014

ROD I THINK OF YOU EVERY DAYID3UE AND MISS YOU SO MUCH. YOU ARE NEVER FAR FROM MY THOUGHTS. WATCH YOUR SON TAKE A WIFE ON AUG 2 2014. I AM SO SORRY I CANNOT BE THERE FOR YOU AND FAMILY. I WOULD LOVE TO SEE ZACK AND BRITNEY GO THROUGH THEIR VOWS. WHAT A GLORIOUS DAY I RMEMBER YOU AND JOYCE SOME YEARS AGO. BYE FOR NOW BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN. LOVE YOU ALWAYS DAD

Posted by otto porter jr. - surprise, AZ - father   July 24, 2014

Rod 3 weeks from today Zach will be marrying Britney. We wish that you were going to be here to celebrate this milestone in their lives. We know that you will be with us in our hearts and you will be smiling up in Heaven as you watch the ceremony. Please wrap your arms of love around us extra tight that day.
I really miss you & want you there with me on that day.
Love forever your wife Joyce

Posted by Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL - wifeIi   July 12, 2014

Rodney I really miss you. Life just seems so empty without you here. Please keep an eye on our kids. Love you

Posted by Joyce - wife   April 17, 2014

HAPPY 1ST NEW YEAR IN HEAVEN! LOVE YOU & MISS YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY. LOVE YOU FOREVER

Posted by Joyce Porter - springfield, IL - wife   January 01, 2014

Merry 1st Christmas in heaven. We love you & miss you

Posted by Joyce - springfield, IL - wife   December 26, 2013

You left us one week ago today and the emptiness is immeasurable.
You are no longer suffering and you are healthy once again.
We know you are in a better place and we will see you again.
Love you forever!

Posted by Joyce - springfield, IL - wife   December 10, 2013

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I was sorry to read about your Rodney's passing in the paper today.
As hard as this is for you all, I am sure you know he is no longer suffering or in pain, Praise The Lord for that!
May God give you peace and understanding in the loss of your son, husband, dad & friend.
Sincerely
Keith Allen aka Call Keith

Posted by Keith Allen - Springfield, IL   December 06, 2013