Mr. Kenneth E. Potter — 1929-2019

Published 5:16 pm Friday, May 17, 2019

JEFFERSON, Ga. — Kenneth E. Potter Sr., 90, beloved husband, father, grandfather and great – grandfather, passed away on May 6, 2019. Born in Plainville, New York, he was the son of the late Fred F. Potter and Florence Van Schaack.

Mr. Potter was a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps, serving his country during World War II as a B-29 mechanic.

Following his time in the military, Mr. Potter devoted several years to serving in law enforcement.  For 34 years, he was a deputy sheriff in the St. Charles, Louisiana, Sheriff’s Department, where he was also Captain of the Sheriff’s mounted posse.

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After a move to Valley, he served for 10 years in the Valley Police Department, as a deputy and fleet superintendent.

Mr. Potter was a member of the Jackson County Baptist Church.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by brothers, Robert Potter and Lloyd Potter and sisters Gertrude Nesbitt and Doris Applebee.  Mr. Potter was also preceded in death by a daughter, Patti-Jo Lehmann.

Survivors include his wife, Dorothy Lee Potter of Jefferson, Georgia, sons Kenneth Potter Jr. (Paula) of Hoschton, Georgia, Ron Potter (Stacie) of Idledale, Colorado.; grandchildren Lisa Bulot (Jay) of Suwanee, Georgia, Jeffrey Potter (Missy) of Hoschton, Josh Potter of Idledale; great-grandchildren Zoe and Zack Potter of Hoschton and Tyler and Allison Bulot of Suwanee.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Arrangements are being handled by Evans Funeral Home, Inc., 1350 Winder Highway, Jefferson, Georgia.  706-367-5467.

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