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“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...Read More »
1 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
2 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Spouse

“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...Read More »
3 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
4 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
5 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL

“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. ”
6 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce - Springfield, IL - wife

“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...Read More »
7 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce - Springfield, IL - wife

“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...Read More »
8 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
9 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce - Springfield, IL - wife

“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...Read More »
10 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce - Springfield, IL - Wife

“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...Read More »
11 of 22 | Posted by: otto porter jr. - surprise, AZ

“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....Read More »
12 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
13 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce - Springfield, IL - wifeiy

“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...Read More »
14 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL

“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...Read More »
15 of 22 | Posted by: otto porter jr. - surprise, AZ

“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...Read More »
16 of 22 | Posted by: otto porter jr. - surprise, AZ

“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...Read More »
17 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - Springfield, IL

“Rodney I really miss you. Life just seems so empty without you here. Please keep an eye on our kids. Love you ”
18 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce - wife

“HAPPY 1ST NEW YEAR IN HEAVEN! LOVE YOU & MISS YOU MORE THAN WORDS CAN SAY. LOVE YOU FOREVER ”
19 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce Porter - springfield, IL

“Merry 1st Christmas in heaven. We love you & miss you ”
20 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce - springfield, IL - wife

“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...Read More »
21 of 22 | Posted by: Joyce - springfield, IL - wife

“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...Read More »
22 of 22 | Posted by: Keith Allen - Springfield, IL


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.