Paul Edwin Portner, Jr., 79, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2018 at his home in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina. He was born on May 22, 1938 in Marietta, Pennsylvania to the late Paul Edwin Portner, Sr & Mary Paules.
Along with his parents, Ed is preceded in passing by his brother, David Jean Portner.
Ed was an outdoorsman. He enjoyed golfing, camping in his motorhome, and cheering on his favorite sports teams. He loved college football and basketball, was a loyal Penn State football fan, and had a special place in his heart for the Myrtle Beach Pelicans.
Left to cherish Ed’s memory is his beloved wife, Colleen Portner of Murrells Inlet; their son, Kenneth J. Portner (Lydia) of Murrells Inlet; his brother, Joseph Portner (Loretta) of Mt. Joy, PA; three sisters, Annette Knepper of York, PA, Sara Jane Trenien (Michael) of Des Moines, IA & Marcie Mowrer (Gene) of Greenbackville, VA as well as several nieces and nephews, a large loving supportive family, and many close friends and neighbors.
A Celebration of Ed’s life will be held at the convenience of the family.
For more family information or to offer words of comfort through the online guest book, kindly visit the funeral home website at: www.burroughsfh.com
Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family.
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Ken, I was sorry to hear about your Dad's passing. He always was friendly and said hi and waved when I worked early at the ballpark. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Mom and entire family. Frank
Submitted by Frank Riley on May 13 2018 08:53:44 AM
Colleen and Ken, I will always remember his kind smile and positive outlook. I pray for your peace and comfort, until we meet again. God bless. Tom C.
Submitted by Tom Creekmore on May 10 2018 07:55:42 AM
Miss Colleen, I know you won’t remember me, but I am one of the two Cleaning Porters at the Pelican’s Ballpark. I’m so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband, Ed. I just started working there last year so I didn’t know him well, but it was always a pleasure to see him at the games. Always kind and smiling and one of the few people who could make me laugh while sweeping up all that popcorn. He will be missed.
Submitted by Linda Mack on May 9 2018 07:57:33 PM
Our deepest sympathy go out to you Colleen. We will miss Ed so much. He always made me us laugh. He was always the first one we saw in the parking lot, holding court. Love, Terry and Dan Kavanagh Pelicans
Submitted by Theresa Kavanagh on May 9 2018 03:22:25 PM
Colleen and Family,
You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Ed always made me smile when asked to check his bag at the Pelicans games.
Submitted by Pat Bacon on May 9 2018 10:49:38 AM
Colleen, my prayers are with you. I know that I will miss Ed's smiling face at the baseball games.
Submitted by barbara startt on May 9 2018 10:28:11 AM
Doug Portner lit a candle for Paul Edwin Portner, Jr.,
Doug Portner lit a candle on May 9 2018 08:27:18 AM
In deepest sympathy in the passing of your brother.
Submitted by George Glattacker on May 8 2018 09:48:08 AM
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