Jody Porterfield

March 6, 1949 - March 13, 2021

Thomas Joe “Jody” Porterfield II of Tyler, Texas passed away March 13, 2021 at the age of 72.  He was born March 6, 1949 to Thomas Joe Porterfield and Mary Beth (Blair) Porterfield in Dallas, Texas.  Jody married Lisa Porterfield in Tyler, Texas on December 29, 2005.

Jody graduated Hillcrest High School class of 1968 and continued his education with five years at the Dallas Plumbers and Pipefitters Apprenticeship School.  He obtained his Master Plumbing license and worked for the Local 100 until his retirement. 

Jody became a Master Mason in 1986 and served as the Master of Allen Masonic Lodge #1435 in 1985.

He is survived by his wife Lisa Porterfield of Tyler, Texas and her children; James, Jackson, John, and Joseph; brother, Jim Porterfield and wife, Cindy of McKinney, Texas; sisters, Betsy Passarelli and husband, Mark; and Brenda Rinn, all of Garland, Texas; numerous other loving family and friends.

Jody was preceded in death by his parents, Joe “Pop” and Mary Beth Porterfield and sister, Beth (Punkin) Porterfield. 

In support of our local, state, and federal govt including CDC directives and to protect the physical health, safety and well-being of our community, only a limited number of guests will be allowed to attend the Memorial Service.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 10, 2021 at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home Chapel, 2525 Central Expressway North, Allen, Texas. The service will also be live streamed at TJMfuneral.com on Jody’s obituary page by clicking on the following link: https://celebrationoflife.tv/blog/jody-porterfield. After the service, the recorded live stream will be available for viewing at the same link location.

However, when the maximum number of guests are reached, those who would like to honor Jody and show their support to his family may remain at the funeral home in your vehicle, where you can watch the live streamed service on your personal device (laptop, tablet or smartphone).

Inurnment is to follow at Garden Mausoleum in Ridgeview Memorial Park in Allen.

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Dear Porterfield Cousins, Jody's service was lovely. Such good stories of happy times. I wish I could have been there in person to give you hugs. You all did a loving, wonderful job of honoring Jody's sweet life. Love, Susan J. Susan Jones, April 10, 2021 In one's life there are very few people you can call a friend, and an even smaller portion you get to call Brother. Jody and the entire Porterfield were both to me and Sherri. I am so blessed to have been the opportunity to share part of my life with him. In our Masonic work, we presented a Bible to our newest Brother. Jody often made that presentation at many others request because he is delivery was so powerful. I can only imagine how God said Welcome Home to Jody. Oh, how I would love to hear him say - "the Word of God" one more time. Rest Well dear Brother. Richard & Sherri Daniel Richard Daniel, April 10, 2021 We are praying for your sweet family in the loss of Jody. May God guide your days and give you peace. Pam Rainey Bill and Pam Rainey, April 9, 2021 My big Brother, I can only say you were my big brother. Always the same, friendly, kind, forgiving and quick to smile. And the best for a young kid to look up to. You will never be replaced or forgotten. Till we meet in Heaven. I love you Jody, your kid brother, Jimmy Jim Porterfield, April 2, 2021 I went to high school with Jody. I didn’t know him very well. I do remember he was happy and I can still see the smile on his face! May God bring you comfort through the memories you have of him. Graham Malone Graham Malone, March 30, 2021 Jody was one of my favorite people at Camp Bootshoe. He would give you the shirt of his back and help w anything. You will be missed and I will cherish the memories I have. Andrew Miller, March 29, 2021 My entire life I don’t think I ever heard Jody call me by my given name. He always has called me Petey! I asked him once why he called me that and his reply was, ‘I don’t know. You’ve just always been MY Petey!’ I will always cherish that memory! I love you and will miss you Jody! See you in heaven! Tracy Gregory Porterfield , March 26, 2021 in 1981, a young boy couldn't have asked for a better uncle or a better example. and 40 years later, the same was still true. we are diminished. Shane, March 26, 2021 Jody was a good friend and Masonic Brother. He was always genuine, kind and friendly to all and a great pleasure to know. You will be missed my Brother! My Deepest Sympathy! Kevin Berry , March 26, 2021 I’m so sorry for y’all’s loss. I loved Uncle Jody. Kathy Porterfield, March 26, 2021