Edward Theodore Porch
June 29, 1968 – May 4, 2018
Edward “Ted” Porch died in Oklahoma City on May 4, 2018, where he was born on June 29, 1968, to Stan and Lynnda Porch who both preceded him in death.
Ted was a graduate of Heritage Hall School and attended the University of Wyoming and Central State University.
Ted was a kind and gentle soul, well-read, clever and so much fun. He was a good friend, brother and uncle who will be greatly missed by all whose lives he touched.
Ted is survived by his sister, Lynn Hardaway, her husband, Jim, and niece and nephew, Elizabeth and Sam (Erin), of Houston, Texas, as well as his god-mother, Ann Sanger, of Colorado Springs, CO.
Edward Theodore Porch
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July 25, 2018
I miss my dear brother Ted. I know we all do. Since his death I often remember events or adventures that we shared and knowing Ted had the clearest memory of anything we ever did, I would always call him to share or gain clarification. Many times I have thought to call or send him a text to only realize that he is no longer here. Many of the best times of my life were shared with Ted. Sure it is cliche but it is true that when Ted died a part of me also died.
I am grateful that we shared so much of our lives together. I am grateful that we were there for each other during the good times and the bad. We all face struggles in this life and Ted, of course, was no different. Yet the grace and positive attitude he had for the things that really mattered in life has provided me with an appreciation for life that without having known Ted, I otherwise would not have. I miss him each and every day. His absence is still very surreal.
However, from his passing from this life to the next I take great solace knowing that Ted has been reunited with his parents and those whom preceded him in death and also that he does not suffer any pain, worry or discomfort of any kind.
About ten years ago I shared with Ted how my renewed faith and pursuit of the teachings of Jesus Christ helped me at the very darkest times in my life. Ted patiently listened and told me that he was sorry that life had been hard but happy that my renewed faith had positively changed me. I did not expect nor was I seeking some sort of transformational change in Ted because of my testimony. He told me he loved me and that he would be there for me anytime I needed him. True to his word he did and he was. I've never had a more true, dependable friend.
Ted told me very casually last year that he had spoken with his friends about their faith and that he had verbally accepted Jesus Christ as his Saviour. He was joyous and at peace. I know he is now fully whole and at peace.
I love you Ted. Filotus.
May 30, 2018
Ted worked for me for several years part time. I considered him family. He was a kind tender person and
I know he is with his parents, who loved him dearly. Please God hold this dear soul near. Love, Kay Hubbard