Paul Edwin Portner, Jr.,



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.

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Burroughs Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Murrells Inlet, (843.651.1440) is honored to be assisting the family.