Joseph Scott Porter
March 29, 1957 - September 6, 2021
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Caroline Tallant
Gayle Laskosky
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Joseph Scott Porter, 64, of Taylors, husband of 45 years to Heidi Tyus Porter, went home to be with the Lord on Monday, September 6, 2021. Born in Asheville, NC, he was a son of Betty Blevins Porter of Simpsonville and the late Jack R. Porter. Joe was a leader of the Christian faith. He…

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The Ryon family left a message on September 18, 2021:
Rest in peace dear, dear friend we will miss you so much but will see you again one day. Heidi, Joe will be watching over you and the boys and will always be with you. We love you all.
Marcy Nichols left a message on September 18, 2021:
Many prayers have been sent your way to you and the family. My condolences .
Robert Fortunato left a message on September 18, 2021:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you 🙏
Caroline Tallant left a message on September 18, 2021:
So very sorry for your loss. Joe was such a nice man and having him down at the pool was always a pleasure.
AnnaDean Caldwell left a message on September 18, 2021:
Heidi, you and your precious family are in my prayers. Love, AnnaDean
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Gayle Laskosky left a message on September 18, 2021:
Heidi and sons, Please know Ken and I are there with you in spirit. I mailed a memorial piece of glass yesterday. We still can’t believe Joe is gone. Great sadness here in the north. I wonder if Joe is catching the Braves games. I hear they r doing okay and I remember him enjoying their games
Jim and Joyce Carpenter & Family left a message on September 17, 2021:
Betty, We are keeping you all in our prayers as you walk through these many difficult days. Our family remembers how you have agonized these past weeks because you could not even be at Joe's side. BUT, now you have the "Peace that passes understanding"because of God's Love, Grace and Mercy. Wish we could be with you as you celebrate Joe's Joyous time with Jesus and all the loved ones he has missed.
Suzanne O'Daniel left a message on September 16, 2021:
Heidi, Jacob, Phillip, & Joseph - We were so sorry to hear about Joe! Your family has meant so much to our family from the time we moved to Greenville and many years beyond! Both you and Joe were so supportive of me and such great influences on Casey and Marty! I know that Joe is where he is meant to be and we will see him in Heaven! He was a warrior for God on earth and now he will be one of God's angels watching over all of us! Love you all, Suzanne, Casey, and Marty
Gordon Taylor left a message on September 15, 2021:
Sorry for your loss; may you find comfort and love in your time of sorrow.
Sam Lee left a message on September 15, 2021:
Heidi - We was shocked to hear of Joe's passing. I had no idea he was involved in so many ministries for God. How happy he is now that he is in the presence of the one he loved and the one he served and continues to serve, even today. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Sincerely, Sam, Lorraine and Samantha Lee
Marvin and Cindy Burchfield left a message on September 14, 2021:
Our hearts break for you at the loss of Joe!! May our dear Lord hold you especially close today and the days ahead until we see him again! Love you!!
Rammi left a message on September 13, 2021:
My heart goes out to Porter family. My dear Friend Jacob, I wish I could be there for you all like you have been there for me back in 2011. I’m sorry for your loss and May Mr. Porter Rest In Peace.
Murrill Boitnott left a message on September 13, 2021:
My heartfelt condolences to you Heidi and your family. Joe was a good friend and had a tremendous heart for ministry. Words escape me to express our loss of a warrior for the Gospel. There will never be another Joe. I loved him and although it is heavens gain it is our loss. There are some things that never enter our understanding and this is one. An old pastor told me if we pick flowers in a field we always choose the prettiest. That is exactly what God did.
Scott 'Bear' Fritz left a message on September 12, 2021:
Got to share some time Joe, and go diving with him at the "mine", He was such a good person. Condolences to Heidi and family. Sending prayers.
Ken Levy left a message on September 11, 2021:
Please accept my deepest condolences for your loss. Joe will be missed.
Linda Young left a message on September 10, 2021:
I pray that Heidi & all of Joe’s family find peace at this time. Joe you will be missed.
Lee Russo left a message on September 10, 2021:
In memory of Joseph Scott Porter, Lee Russo lit a candle
Rebecca Deal left a message on September 10, 2021:
Thankful for having had the blessing of knowing and serving at GCDC! He was a biblical and spiritual mentor and am so very thankful for his example and leadership! Praying for God's peace, love, and Presence for Heidi and the Porter family in this time of loss.
Karen Swanson left a message on September 10, 2021:
Joe was one of my students in the Correctional Chaplaincy Certificate program. He was a wonderful student and respected by his classmates. Joe pursued excellence and you can hear the love he had for those he served in the jail. Joe is dearly missed. We are praying for comfort and healing for his family and for Chaplain McMinn. Blessings, Dr. Karen Swanson
Andy Barrett left a message on September 10, 2021:
My sincere condolences on the death of Joe. I always enjoyed our discussions when we were both walking our fur babies in the neighborhood. In recent months we talked about his passion for diving. Joe will be missed by many. Prayers for the entire family, Andy Barrett
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Brenda Porter Gartman left a message on September 10, 2021:
My heartfelt condolences to Joe's mother, Betty, his wife, sons and remainder of his family. I grew acquainted with Joe through his mom, a wonderful Christian woman and my cousin by marriage. While there is assurance for his immediate family that Joe is rejoicing in Heaven, I pray for peace and comfort in the loss of one so dear.
Paul Freel left a message on September 9, 2021:
I knew Joe for many, many years during his time at Kemet. I worked for a big company that was a customer of Kemet. Joe was the most honest, reliable, and trustworthy business associate I ever knew. Beyond our business relationship, Joe was a true friend. He was an exceptional man. God bless him in Heaven.
Steve Hand left a message on September 9, 2021:
Joe was a good man. He was caring and dependable as a husband, father, son, grandfather, uncle, friend, and co-worker. He truly loved people and wanted to make a difference. He was a shining beacon of God’s love as a light in the community and sharing the good news of Jesus faithfully at the Detention Center. He was the epitome of what a man should be. Now he is receiving his reward from his Heavenly Father for a life ( much too short ) well lived. Our deepest condolences to all of his family. Continued prayers during this difficult time. Becky and Steve Hand
Tiffany McGee left a message on September 9, 2021:
I worked for Joe for a few years at Kemet and he was the best of men. He had a very kind, Christian heart and is receiving his rewards in Heaven now. God Bless and Keep you, you will be missed.
Barbara Massone left a message on September 9, 2021:
Joe is a saint now in heaven ! Truly blessed for his work here on earth and rejoicing now in Heaven !
pascal henaff left a message on September 9, 2021:
So sorry Heidi, accept my condolences for this sad news. Pascal H.
Bill Brown left a message on September 8, 2021:
I am so very sorry for your loss. I knew Joe from the Detention Center and would often meet him coming out of Bible studies on Sunday night. He always had a smile and a friendly greeting. I will dearly miss him but know I shall see him again, because as long as our Redeemer lives, so shall we. I am praying for God's peace and comfort for your family.
Travis Jones left a message on September 8, 2021:
Joe is a great man of God. I enjoyed getting to know him through the jail ministry. In this last season I had the privilege to eat a few meals with him and got to know him much better. If it is possible I hope the Lord allows me to be more and more like Joe because Joe was definitely a lot like Jesus. My most heartfelt condolences to you all. As great of a man as he is I’m sure you all are terribly torn at his passing. But rest assured we will all see him one day.
Austin talbot left a message on September 8, 2021:
In memory of Joseph Scott Porter, Austin talbot lit a candle
Tammy Kelly left a message on September 8, 2021:
Joe was an amazing man. He was a wonderful leader and his time at KEMET exemplifies that. He was one of my mentors and a great friend. He will be sorely missed. Fly high Joe!
Thomas McAfee Funeral Homes left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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