Condolences for Loren N. Porter

Terry Shepherd posted on 9/15/16

Wow - he was a GREAT guy - he kept our homes warm in the winter - and cool in the summer... anytime Loren was around things were cool - he could do it all - fix your hot water tank or play a song. One of a kind - there ain't nobody else like Loren !!!!


Brenda Russell-Fox posted on 9/14/16

My first memories of Loren was at the old swimming hole on Trough Run and him jumping off of the big rock. I remember his being the handsome lookalike of his father, my Uncle Ned. Time marched on and I entered High School at Bellaire and was so proud at the pole vaulting records he set for himself. Watching him, all I could think was, "Hey, that's my cousin. Isn't he great!" I remember Becky in one of my classes and thought she was the prettiest girl in school. Loren and she--what a beautiful couple! Though our family left Bellaire, my heart never did. Loren will always be a part of my heart as is all his family. My deepest sympathy and prayers I extend to Becky and his most beautiful children, grandchildren, and my cousins Larry Ned and Max. I love you all.


John Magistro posted on 9/14/16

Becky and Family, I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Loren. My thoughts and prayers are with you. He was a great guy who was very proud of his three boys, and I was fortunate enough to be able to coach Kelly. God Bless You through these difficult times!


Sandy Trigg Tarbet posted on 9/13/16

I would like to extend my sincere condolences upon the loss of Loren. I have known Loren for many years and he was always a gentleman, musician and a wonderful person. His family was so lucky to have him in their lives and he will forever remain in their hearts. God Bless you all....


Linda Whittelsey and Susan Blakey posted on 9/13/16

We didn't get to spend a lot of time with Loren, but in the short visits we had he was always eager to share his easy good nature and humor with us through both funny stories and beautiful songs. We will always remember our visits with cousin Loren (or cousin "Looorrrnn", as he asked us to pronounce his name). We wish to give our deepest condolences to Becky, Loren, Kelly and Adrian, the extended family, and everyone who knew and loved cousin Loren. May he rest in peace with a million guitars.


Jack and Sharon Boston posted on 9/13/16

Loren always treated me with a smile and a kind word. He was right there giving me guidance as I was learning to play music in Annapolis Md. And would often visit back home when we would play in the garage. Please know that Even though his voice has been silenced, his Forever Lasting Memories will be with us for our lifetimes. Our Prayers and sympathies go out to Becky, Loren, Kelley, Adrian, and all of your families. May you find comfort in knowing that Loren has left Forever memories not only for myself but for a large amount of people throughout the Ohio Valley Rest Easy my Friend. Jack and Sharon Boston.


Chad Burrall posted on 9/12/16

You will be so missed by so many... I cherish every bit of time playing music and soaking up your good nature and friendship. I'm sorry to have not spent more time doing it in recent years. God speed and hope to lean my voice on yours again someday...



Ed Dailey posted on 9/12/16

My thoughts and prayers are with the Porter family. I have a lot of great childhood memories of being at their home and spending time with them. I’m especially fond of my memories of listening to Loren sing and play music, often in the kitchen of my home in Neffs. I would like to express my condolences and deepest sympathy to Becky, Loren, Kelly and Adrian.


kevin kemp posted on 9/12/16

It has been years since I have been home to St.joe, but I often think about all the people that I knew,and I think of all the Porter family although Loren and Kelly were young when I left I remember them well,so in this time of the loss of Loren I express my deepest sympathy to Becky,Loren, Kelly,Adrian,and all the Porter family.


Tracey Whorton posted on 9/11/16

Adrian, So sorry to hear about your dad. He was such an awesome guy and amazing talent. Prayers and love to you, your mom, and your family.


Rebecca ( Porter, Storck ) Gray posted on 9/11/16

Time and miles have separated us, but I always hold dear the memories of family. We were instilled with the same values and endear the spiritual fortitude which is the fabric of our family. I will always remember Loren in that his love for music and sharing his heart in this way led others to appreciate the finer things in life. My condolence to Becky, their children and extended family. Know that I am with you all in spirit. Love you all.


Linda Byrne posted on 9/11/16

I am so sorry for your loss. You an your family are in my prayers.


carol cassidy posted on 9/11/16

so sorry for your loss.loren was a good man sincerely Donald Cassidy


Dale Alexander posted on 9/11/16

Loren's family knew my father, Robert Alexander Jr, of St. Joe who passed away in 2010 of natural causes. He was 87. My prayers and condolences go out to his family and friends in their time of loss. May he rest in peace with God and with his father, Ned in Heaven.