JOHN POTTER 1938-2017

SHERWOOD – John L. Potter, age 78, died Friday, Nov. 17.

He was born Nov. 26, 1938 in Tacoma, Va., the son of the late Joe H. and Maggie E. (Flanary) Potter. On Aug. 17, 1957, he married Freda P. Hillman who preceded him in death on Aug. 26, 2014. He retired from Schwerman Trucking and was a retired farmer. From 1981-2011 he worked at C&J Country Market, Cecil.

He is survived by his sons, James Allen (Mary) Potter, Defiance, and Curt Potter, Cecil; granddaughter, Jessica (Eric) Demaline, Delta; great-grandson, Parker Joseph Demaline; brother, Henry Potter, Kingsport, Tenn.; and sisters, Lucille Branch, War, W.Va., and Reta Boggs, Stryker.

He also was preceded in death by an infant son, John L. Potter Jr.; grandson, Joseph Potter; a brother, Joe Potter; and sisters, Marie McIntosh and Betty Thomas.

Funeral services will be conducted 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 24 at Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. Burial will follow in Rochester Cemetery, Cecil.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 22 at the funeral home. Visitation also will from 10 a.m. until time of services on Friday.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests donations made to a charity of the donor’s choice.

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