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Obituary for EDWARD PORCH, JR.
The journey began in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, on June 23, 1939 when Edward Porch, Jr. was born to the late Edward and Minnie Porch Sr. The journey ended October 6, 2012 when he returned to his CREATOR. The Porch family settled in Calvert County, Maryland. Ed received his formal education in the Calvert County Public school system and attended W.S. Brooks High School. He enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1956 and was honorably discharged July 8, 1960. Ed began his career in 1960. He worked at the Inter-County Construction Company, Calvert Body Repair Shop, Cruise Along Boat Company and GCS/ECOLAB from which he retired on March 7, 2008 after 41 years of service. During his employment with GCS Ed received numerous awards for outstanding performance. From 1978-1993 he owned J&P Trucking Inc. Ed married Susie Johnson on July 19, 1969 and they had one son Barry D. Porch. He played baseball with the CC Allstars, and he was a member of the Strikers Motorcycle Club. He loved to ride his Harley. There was never a dull moment, Ed loved to tease. Ed joined Brooks United Methodist Church and was an active member of The Men’s Ministry, The Staff Parish Relations Committee and Trustees. Predeceased by his loving wife Susie Porch, Ed leaves his loving and devoted family to cherish his memory. Loving and supportive son, Barry D. Porch (Jacquelyn); God sons, Dale Wallace and Archie W. Johnson Jr.; sister, Mary Lindsey; niece, Aloha Lindsey Cobb; great nephew, Keith L. Cobb; great nieces, Tiara Johnson (Nahla), Kim Cobb-Jimenez (Alvin, Malik, Jayla, Aliya); brother in-laws, Louis Johnson, Gregory Johnson (Shelia), Gerald Johnson , the late Archie Johnson Sr. ( Regina), and the late Herbert Johnson Jr. (Elizabeth); sister in-laws Vera Gray (uncle Jimmy) and Joyce Patterson (Leon) and a host of other relatives and friends.