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John A. Potter, Sr.

September 12, 1935 ~ December 6, 2021 (age 86)


***Please note the service for today, Saturday, December 11, 2021, has been postponed.***

John Arthur Potter, Sr., 86, was born to the late Arthur Crandal Potter and Ruth Elizabeth Schmidt Potter on September 12, 1935, in Louisville, Ky. He entered his eternal rest on Monday, December 6, 2021, at Greenview Regional Hospital in Bowling Green, KY.

Besides his parents, John was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Edna Potter.

John is survived by his children, Beatrice Torrence (Steve), Beth Abbott (Matt), John Potter Jr. (Vicky), Rick Wyatt (Vicki), Jenny Mitchell (Mike); grandchildren, Cody Potter, Megan Potter, Jonathan Potter, Lindsay Werling, Adrianne Gibson, Tyler Potter, Madison Abbott, Hadley Abbott, Brandi Hughes, Dustin Wyatt, Robert Sanchez, Alexandria "Lexi" Sanchez, Landon Wyatt, Isaac Wyatt, Brad Resch, Mark Phelps, Mandi Phelps, and Anna Mitchell; one brother, Gerald Potter; and 11 great grandchildren.

Mr. Potter spent the first forty years of his life in Louisville before moving to Bowling Green, KY, where he spent his remaining years, except for a short time in Dunnellon, FL. The U.S. Air Force veteran worked for 23 years as the plant controller for Holley Carburetor. He was an intensely intelligent man, but simple in his life with one external passion - golf, though he did enjoy dabbling in genealogical research, having traced his family back to AD 400. He loved his wife and family, even risking his own health not to interfere with important events in his children's lives. Not only was John a good and honorable man, but he was also a believer and member of Christ United Methodist Church.

Mr. Potter chose to be cremated. ***The visitation previously scheduled at the Christ United Methodist Church in Bowling Green located at 716 Cave Mill Road has been postponed due to the storm this morning in Bowling Green. An update will posted when the service is rescheduled.*** His remains will be inurned on a later date at Kentucky Veterans Cemetery Central in Radcliff, KY.

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