Published: February 13, 2013
David Porras laid down to sleep on February 6, 2013 at the age of 51. He was born June 8, 1961 in Santa Paula, CA where he lived for his entire life. He was a lead custodian with the Santa Paula School District since July 2000.
David enjoyed many things in life. He had a love for his trucks and cars, playing and watching sports, working on computers, bar-b-quing and especially to be surrounded by family and friends. Many of the family members were able to spend Super Bowl Sunday together with David. You could feel the love in the house, surrounded by family, enjoying the food and good times. That is what David enjoyed most. If David’s door was open, that meant, come on in. Everyone who knew David, loved David from the smallest of kids to grandmas, even though he enjoyed teasing and joking with all of us. David was a kind, generous, caring, thoughtful person who was also a protector and confidant. First and most importantly, David was a friend. One of his best friends is Ricci. The two were inseparable. They knew what it was to be a true friend in time of need, through good times and bad times, the love they shared can never be forgotten.
David had a great love for god, Jehovah. He would talk to others about the truths found in the Bible. It is David’s sincere belief that at death, you are asleep, resting and waiting in God’s memory to be brought back to life on a beautiful paradise earth. We all want to see David again in perfect health with no aches and pains. When David wakes up, imagine how happy he would be to see you all there too!
David is preceded in death by his father, Reuben Porras. He is survived by his mother, Edna Porras, his girlfriend of 14 years, Ricci Laureano; brother & sister in law, Robbie & Peggy Porras; sister and brother in law, Debra and Anthony Montgomery; nephews and nieces Reuben “Dino” & Natalie Porras, Julie Bracamontes, David and Nicole Montgomery; and one great-niece, Rilee Rose Bracamontes. There are also many cousins, aunts and uncles.
Although David is asleep in death, he will forever remain in our hearts and memories. David would not want any one of us to be overly sad, so every time you pass by his house on 10th St., smile and remember David and the special way he touched your heart and was a part of your life. Gone but NEVER forgotten!
A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 1pm at Barbara Webster School (Cafeteria) at 1150 Saticoy St., Santa Paula, CA 93060. Doors will be open at 12pm.
For map and directions to ceremony location and to sign the family’s online guest book, share stories and post pictures please visit our website: www.mysantapaulafuneralhome.com and click on David’s name located below “Recent Obituaries”.
Funeral Arrangements are under the direction of the Family Owned and Operated Robert Rey Garcia Jr. Funeral Svcs., Santa Paula. 805.229.7054.