John Farmer Potter, 84, El Dorado Springs, passed away in Community Springs Healthcare on Thursday morning, Dec. 15, 2016.
John was born Dec. 3, 1932, on a farm near Dadeville/Everton the son of Arthur Elijah and Freda Beatrice (Farmer) Potter. John was a graduate of Dadeville High School.
John lived most of his adult life in Colorado and was an avid outdoorsman. He enjoyed hunting and fishing in the mountains and prairies where he bagged deer, pheasant and caught many trout and kokanee. He also enjoyed taking care of his property in El Dorado Springs.
John’s career spanned five decades with a focus on engineering and machine maintenance. His work ranged from mechanical work at Boeing on B-52’s to nearly three decades with Coors Porcelain and Container developing high-temperature ceramics and supervisor of aluminum can technicians and mechanics. In later years he worked as a carpenter and landscaper.
Preceding John in death were his wife, Marilyn; daughter, (Nona) Susan Arnett; his parents; brother, George Arthur; and sister, Lola May.
Survivors include daughters: Debra (Randy) Buswell of Fremont, CA, and Nancy Potter of Wichita, KS; three grandchildren – Trevor Buswell of Fremont, CA and Patti Huffman and Melissa Arnett of Batavia, OH; and one great-grandchild. John is survived by his sister, Freda Beatrice Flint, of Joplin and her family including Larry Flint of El Dorado Springs, Roger Flint of Shawnee, OK, and Karen Miller of Jefferson City; and his brother, George’s family: George Thomas and Dale, Vickie, Warren and their families.
Services were held on Tuesday, Dec. 20, in Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home. Burial followed in the El Dorado Springs City Cemetery under the direction of Bland-Hackleman Funeral Home.
Pallbearers were Larry Flint, George Potter, Randy Buswell, Trevor Buswell and Mike Patterson.
Online condolences may be left at: www.blandhackleman.com.