Mrs. Violet Hope Stevens Porter, age 84, of Olive Hill, Kentucky passed away Tuesday, August 31, 2021 at her residence with her loving family by her side.
She was born Sunday, July 4, 1937 in Grahn, Kentucky a daughter of the late Russell and Vida Brown Stevens.
Hope was a loving Pastor’s wife who always supported his ministry. They traveled many miles spreading the Gospel through the years. She loved shopping, traveling, going to the Smokey Mountain Craft Show, cooking, roller skating and giving when she saw a need. She most enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She co-owned Porter’s Tire & Auto service with her husband, Ed, serving as secretary for several years. She retired upon the arrival of her grandchildren taking on her favorite role of full time, grandmother.
In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by one brother, Buell “Buck” Stevens, five sisters, Willa Dean Oney, Augustine Bailey James, Helen Fultz, Irene Fultz and Ella Ann Barker.
Hope is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Edward Porter, one son, Scott (Sherry) Porter of Olive Hill, Kentucky, one daughter, Jennifer (Timothy) Harris of Olive Hill, Kentucky, three grandchildren, Madison (Josh) Caplinger, Tiffany (Justin) Kennedy, Kiersten Harris, two sisters, Brenda (Robert) Yoak of Grayson, Kentucky, Phoebe (Curtis) Frazier of Grove City, Ohio, one brother-in-law, Johnny Fultz, one sister-in-law, Eula Stevens, also a very special person in Hope’s life, Paula Henderson whom she thought of as her own daughter and many wonderful caregivers and a host of family and friends.
Funeral service will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, September 4, 2021 at Globe Christian Church Shelter House at 18166 US 60 West in Olive Hill, Kentucky with Brother Tim Harris, Brother Chris Glover and Brother Clyde Holbrook officiating. Entombment will follow in the Garvin Ridge Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. until the service hour on Saturday at Globe Christian Church Shelter House in Olive Hill, Kentucky.
Josh Caplinger, Justin Kennedy, JC Porter, Rick Tackett, Randy Glover, Rob Yoak and Martin Henderson will serve as pallbearers.
Curt Frazier and Robert Yoak will serve as honorary pallbearers.
DUE TO COVID 19 ALL SERVICES WILL BE CONDUCTED OUTSIDE