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515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
803-775-7500

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Edward Porter

Edward Daniel "Eddie" Porter Jr.

Tuesday, December 14th, 1965 - Sunday, February 10th, 2019
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Edward Daniel Porter, Jr., “Eddie”, devoted husband, loving son, faithful brother and friend to so many, entered into his eternal rest on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

Born December 14, 1965, in Sumter, he was a son of Edna Best Porter and the late Edward Daniel Porter, Sr. He was employed by Scott Will Toyota. To know Eddie was to love him and he knew everyone. He was an active member of his church, Crosswell Baptist, and was very active civically with such organizations as the Jaycees (Life Member, District Director, Executive Secretary, Palmetto Corps, and JCI Senate), Optimists (President of the Sumter chapter, President and charter and lifetime member of the Evening Optimists, multi winner of the Optimist of the Year, and Lt. Governor of Zone 3), Christian Golfer’s Association, and many others. He loved others with the heart of Christ and threw himself passionately into whatever he was involved in. A citizen of Sumter for his entire lifetime, there were fewer ambassadors of this city greater than he. He loved all things Sumter and had a provincial pride for the city that few others could challenge. A huge fan of Clemson sports, it was surely Providential that God brought him to marry an equally big Gamecock fan. Debbie was the love of his life and she exercised tremendous care for him, in sickness and in health. Even though they met later in life, they completed each other, and their marriage was a testimony to the covenantal faithfulness that God intends for matrimony to reflect.

He will be missed by so many. While we grieve for him now and the pain is very real, family and friends can be comforted by the fact that even now, he is beholding the face of God in His full splendor and glory. He has been reunited with loved ones that have gone on before him and it is that same hope in Christ, that we too, will see him again one day.

Survivors include his wife, Deborah L. Porter of Sumter; his mother, Edna Best Porter of Sumter; a brother, Rob Porter (Tonya) of Clemson; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Don and Judy Murray; brother-in-law, Steven Murray (Norma) of Las Vegas, NV; nephews, Austin Porter, Matthew Murray, and Christian Andrade; nieces, Mary Elizabeth Porter, Katherine Porter, and Wendy Andrade; and great-nephew, Eli.

Funeral services will be held at 11 A.M. Thursday at Crosswell Baptist Church with the Rev. Charles Owens officiating. Burial will be in the Sumter Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 P.M. Wednesday at Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and other times at the home of his mother.

Memorials may be made to Crosswell Baptist Church, 604 Mathis St., Sumter, SC 29150.

Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home and Crematorium of Sumter is in charge of the arrangements.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    When
    Wednesday, February 13th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Location
    Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
    Address
    515 Miller Road
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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  • Service

    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 | 11:00am
    When
    Thursday, February 14th, 2019 11:00am
    Location
    Crosswell Baptist Church
    Address
    604 Mathis Street
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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    Officiant
    Rev. Charles Owens
  • Interment

    Location
    Sumter Cemetery
    Address
    700 W. Oakland Ave.
    SUMTER, SC 29150
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Vivian Kelley

Posted at 02:40pm
Dear Debbie, Though words seem small at a time like this, please know that you are in the hearts and prayers of so very many people who care about you and love you. I know the time you two shared together was a blessing and joy for to the both of you. I pray you will feel the peace that passes all understanding as God wraps his loving arms around you, and holds you in his hands as you go through this difficult time. With heartfelt sympathy and love, Vivian Kelley
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G. Mack

Posted at 12:18pm
My sincere condolences and deepest sympathy to the family. May God be with you and comfort you during your time of bereavement. Second Corinthians 1:2-5.
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Jackie Olsen

Posted at 10:41am
Sending love and prayers to Debbie and to all Eddie's family. Eddie always greeted me with a smile and a hug. He truly loved people and thrived on that. I was so happy when he and Debbie got married. He so deserved to have someone to truly return that love to him. I never heard him say an unkind word about anyone or anything. May he rest in the presence of his Savior.
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Regina Connor

Posted at 08:19pm
Debbie, My thoughts and prayers are you. I can't remember a time that I didn't know him. His smile was always there no matter the day. He made everyone around him feel like they were the most important person. I pray God will wrap his arms around you and help you through this .Regina Compton Connor , SHS Class of 85.
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Kevin Howell

Posted at 08:02pm
A fine individual... so warm and kind. His constant smile and joyous energy made me feel that I was a close friend though I did not know him that well. Prayers for the family... God knows your pain.
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Sumter, SC 29150
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803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net
803-775-7500 Elmore-Cannon-Stephens Funeral Home
515 Miller Rd
Sumter, SC 29150
Fax: 803-774-2037
Email: funeralhome@ftc-i.net