Riley and Emily Portie
Riley Alphonse Portie Jr. and his wife, Emily Deann (Hinote) Portie both passed away Sunday evening in Orange.
A memorial service will be Friday, May 29, at 6:00 p.m. at Claybar Funeral Home Chapel in Orange. A gathering of family and friends will be from 4:00 p.m. until service time.
Riley was born in Thibodaux, LA on Feb. 25, 1961 and Emily was born in Foley, AL on April 18, 1965. He was a production superintendent for Wagner Oil Company and she was the backbone and homemaker of their family. They loved riding their motorcycles together, camping and spending time with their kids and grandkids. Riley also enjoyed clay shooting and motocross with his kids as a favorite family pastime. Emily was the most loving and idealistic mother who supported, loved and cared for her family through even the most difficult times. She was a proud breast cancer survivor, an avid reader, enjoyed attending Kingdom Hall Jehovah Witnesses West Church and most of all she loved spending time with her grandchildren.
Riley is preceded in death by his dad, Riley Alphonse Portie, Sr.; sister, Susan Fisher and brother, Jerry Portie; Emily is preceded in death by her dad, Arthur “Mackie” Hinote; brother, Kazzie Hinote and sister, Victoria Hinote and they both lost their grandson, Fox Mackie Henning.
Together they are survived by their children, Chris and wife, Kala (Tynes) Portie of Port Neches; Josh and wife, Jessica (Norton) Henning of Robertsdale, AL, Zach and wife, Mallorie (Frey) Henning of Orange, Christopher Henning and fiancé Ashley Johnson of Loxley, AL and Kazzie Portie of Orange and their grandchildren, Emily, Madelenie, Thor and Penelope Henning, Zoe, Mason and Alice Henning and Farrah Henning.
Riley is also survived by his mom, Lucy (Leger) Portie; siblings, Steve Portie, Vicky Carter, Sonia Rowell, Judy Guy, Tina Riordan, Linda Tyler, Randy Portie and Kathy Reed and Emily is also survived by her mom, Norma Elizabeth (Phillips) Hinote; siblings, Artie Hinote, Freddie Hinote, Billy Crawford, Michael Freeman, Tracy Booth and Darlene Owens. They both leave behind many nieces, nephews, family and friends who will miss them both.
Contributions or donations are welcome and can be made at the funeral home.