Thomas Stephen Porter

Thomas Stephen Porter

On Jan. 18, 2018, our beautiful son, Thomas Porter, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Thomas was a tremendous blessing from the Lord. He would brighten a room with the most genuine smile and was always quick to provide those he loved with a heart felt hug.  He had the most forgiving and generous spirit and always put others before himself. He was destined to make an amazing impact on this world with his Midas touch and sincere love for the lost and his brothers and sisters in Christ. As a five-year-old child, we would often find him dressed in a suit, Bible in hand and several doors down the street telling people about his Savior. Who are we to hinder the Lord’s work?

Thomas’ dream was to be a professional baseball player, but ultimately his desires were to be a full time rancher and part time car dealership owner. We knew in our hearts that he sincerely wanted to know the Lord and to make Him known. Thomas recently developed a keen interest in debate and quickly rose to the top of the class in this endeavor. The Lord was prepping Thomas for something special and to fulfill His desire for his life. Thomas knew that he was created for the Lord’s pleasure, which led to his being so full of life. His desire to succeed in all activities in which he participated was infectious. His impeccable work ethic brought great joy to our family. Our own siblings often mused that Thomas was the favorite cousin of their own offspring. This brought great pleasure to our lives in knowing that Thomas was setting a great example in being brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

Thomas is survived by his parents, Stephen W. and Sonia Porter; his sisters, Abigail Lauren and Alyssa Danielle Porter; his grandparents, Mark Anthony Porter, Tamara Lynn Martin, Onofre Leal, and Bertha Alicia Leal; and many uncles, aunts, nephews, nieces and extended family.

Our beloved boy was blessed with bountiful charisma and leadership skills, which we regret in not seeing come to full fruition. We are sorrowful that Thomas didn’t live to fulfill God’s plan for his life, but we are even more grateful that the Lord blessed us with 14 years of Thomas’ presence. Additionally, we thank God for Thomas’ salvation and for allowing Thomas to have such a positive impact on so many lives. Thomas will forever be remembered and his earthly testimony of the Lord’s grace and forgiveness will continue to impact many souls for years to come. We love you sweet Thomas! We will see you in Heaven soon enough.

Visitation will be held from 12 until 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018 at Doeppenschmidt Funeral Home in New Braunfels, TX.

A Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018 at First Baptist Church in New Braunfels, TX. Burial will follow at Hill Country Memorial Gardens.

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