Stephen Robert Porter

August 21, 1956January 25, 2021

Stephen was born in London to parents Iris and George Porter, he was raised in the English countryside and loved to travel the world. His first priority was as a loving husband and father. He was a loyal and compassionate man who would do everything in his power to help everyone he met. He had friends and colleagues in every country he lived or travelled finally landing in Texas, the place he called home.

Stephen passed away at the age of 64 leaving behind his wife Jacqueline Porter, his daughter Krysta Porter, and his brother Clive Porter

Stephen was preceded in death by his parents George and Iris Porter

A memorial service will be held at Forest Park The Woodlands Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 23th at 2pm with a reception to follow.

Donations in lieu of flowers may be made to The ALS Association Texas,


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Ivan Piedrahita

February 23, 2021

Dear Jackie and Krysta,

I am so sorry to hear of Steve's death and want to express my most sincere condolences to you and the family. He will be greatly missed and will never be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. May he rest in peace.

Ivan Piedrahita

Mike Brown

February 21, 2021

I consider myself fortunate to have known Stephen not only as a colleague but as a dear friend. I always admired his knowledge in the industry and feel blessed to have worked alongside him for so many years. Even though we didn’t always work together we could always call each other and catch up and talk about the old times and the good times. Stephen was a dedicated, loyal, hard-working husband, father, coworker and friend. Even though these past several months we’re terrible for him I feel blessed to have had the time spent with him. I miss him dearly but I’m comforted knowing I will see my brother again someday. Until then, Rest In Peace mate.

Chris Mahaffey

February 18, 2021

Steve was a true friend in this industry; it didn't matter who you worked for, he was always there with a kind word and smile. He was always willing to volunteer to help - even as his illness set in, he would still join our group on calls and provide input. To his family - you don't know me, and you may not know many of his colleagues from the oil industry, but thank you for sharing him with us. It is clear that you all were his strength.

Kees Paardekooper

February 17, 2021

It was with great sadness and deep regret to learn of the passing of Stephen.
Stephen and I worked for many years as each other counterpart on two sides of the pond. He was my brother in arms and I could always count on him. Stephen was passionate about his work and always ready to help everybody. That made Stephen to be one of the most like-able persons in the inspection industry.
Stephen is gone far too young, too early and unjustified.
Heaven is one star richer, we have lost one. I wish the family and friends strength with this great loss.
Stephen, it was a privilege to have known you and worked with you. Rest in peace, my friend.

Patrick O'Keeffe

February 11, 2021

Steven joined my karate club back in the early 1990's where he attained both a blue belt as well as the start of our lifelong friendship.
33 years ago Cathy & I attended his marriage to Jackie but missed them both when they left the UK, however we enjoyed listening to his many stories and adventures whilst working abroad whenever visiting the UK again. We were in awe of Steve's achievements yet always he had his feet firmly on the ground with home and family being the most important, obviously so proud of Jackie and Krysta. More recently it was good to follow his facebook posts, many of which showing photos of his patriotism to his home country despite loving his life in Texas.
We cannot grasp what has happened, especially to the most hardworking, likeable, friendliest person you could wish to meet. We will miss Steve greatly and send our love to Jackie and Krysta, hoping in time they can look back on many happy memories.
R.I.P. Steve. You did not deserve this.
Remembered forever.

Pat & Cathy

John Hein

February 11, 2021

Stephen was truly a kind, gentle person who cared deeply for others. No doubt he would give the shirt off his back to help another and expect nothing in return. He was dedicated to his family and his work, and not least of all his ranch and horses. I was always impressed by his high degree of integrity and honesty and can say that he was the most genuine person I have ever known.

There was a group of us during the Saybolt days that enjoyed lunch together almost daily. During those lunches we had many discussions of work and family with many laughs in between. Of course, we the Americans would tease Stephen about his English mannerisms and vocabulary. One word that always comes to mind is the way he pronounced aluminum, and I will forever repeat the way he did in my head.

I will miss my conversations with Stephen about horsepower and how to maximize speed and torque, as he was as much of a motor head as I was from our youth. When he showed up with his Pontiac Firebird that motivated me to purchase a Camaro and then we were sharing speed stories in real time. It also became a competition to see who could get to work the earliest and obtain the most protected parking spot for our cars and get the first pot of coffee brewing.

My heart and prayers go out to Jackie, Krysta and Clive as well as the extended family. Know that Stephen has many friends who are here to help you with anything you may need.

Cherishing all my great memories of Stephen and with Love to you all,

John Hein

Jim Hall

February 9, 2021

I worked with Stephen on various API projects and committees over the last 5 years.

Stephen was still committed to his contribution at late as Oct 2020.

Stephen was a joy to be around, always friendly.

Stephen my friend, you will be missed. My condolences to Stephen’s family.

Susan Jacob

February 9, 2021


You have always been a fine gentleman, it was a pleasure to meet you and talk to you at the Saybolt Area Managers meetings. Your wife and daughter have lost their most precious friend and hope God gives them the strength to carry on. I’m glad we kept in touch even though both of us left Saybolt.

Rest In Peace Stephen!


Henry Alba

February 9, 2021

I had known Steve since mid-90’s when I was employed by Inspectorate in Kuwait. In 1997, we started working together for Saybolt (also in Kuwait) for 3 years, until I retired.

He phoned me in May of 2001 after almost a year of retirement asking me if I’m interested to work in the USA. The following January, I started working at Saybolt Folcroft in Pennsylvania. My accent was getting better, but from time to time he would ask me if the ship’s crew were Filipinos. I asked why, and Steve would respond jokingly, “because I’m having a difficult time understanding your English again!”

Through the years, he had grown to like some Filipino food. He really liked “Chicken Adobo,” but Jackie would not allow him to cook it in their house because of the heavy smell of soy sauce and vinegar, so my wife, Tet, would cook it for him instead.

He was not only my boss but most importantly, a mentor and a very good friend. We had our last dinner together on 01/20/2020 in San Antonio. That was also the last time I saw him, hugged him, and shook his hand. Now you’re free from the pain and rests in the embrace of our Lord. Farewell my friend.

Tim Gaffigan

February 8, 2021

I met Steve back in 2003 and worked closely with him on many business opportunities during our tenure at Saybolt.
Steve was a hard worker, with a great attitude, spunky personality, and a true passion for providing great customer service. I know he worked very hard to provide the best life for Jackie and Krysta. He loved them, his job, and horses very much. Moonlighting as a Realtor, I remember spending many weekends together with the Porter Family during his transfer from San Francisco Bay Area to his final post in Houston when searching for the perfect piece of property to call home. It was during this time that I really got to learn more about Steve, Jackie, & Krysta and I must say, what a great family.
Steve was truly a great friend to all of us and he will always be loved, never forgotten, and forever missed. Love ya pal, and see you on the other side. Rest In Peace.