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Mr. Kenneth Earl Potter, Sr.

May 18, 1928 ~ May 6, 2019 (age 90)

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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 United States 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.

After a move to Valley, Alabama, 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 is preceded in death by brothers: Robert Potter and Lloyd Potter, and sisters: Gertrude Nesbitt and Doris Applebee.  Mr. Potter is also preceded in death by a daughter, Patti-Jo Lehmann.

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

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

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