Aaron M. Potter

Published 4:40 pm Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Aaron M. Potter, beloved Father and Grandfather, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, April 12, 2019, following a year long fight with cancer.
Aaron was born August 27, 1945, the son of the late Reverend Russell Potter and Hazel Trivette Potter. He was the grandson of Linzie and Sarah Trivette and Millard and Pearl Potter. Aaron was a graduate of Hampton High School, Class of 1964. He was the husband of the late Linda Mckeehan Potter. He owned and operated D and A Motors for 39 years and worked at Nickels Performance Speedshop for several years. Aaron was also an active deacon at Long Hollow Baptist Church in Valley Forge where after each service he brought tootsie roll candy to the children of the congregation.
Survivors include one son, Dan Potter; a daughter, Wendy Overman; son-in-law, Tim Overman; four grandchildren who loved him very much, Jordan, Aaron, Tristan and Emma Overman, as well as a step-granddaughter, Haley Glover. He is also survived by his sister, Lavonia Austin; brother-in-law, Ed Peters; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Bud and Loretta Mckeehan; niece, Marina Robinson (husband David) and their daughter Brittany; nephew, Scott Sams (wife Kim) and daughters Kaeli and Savanna and son Colbie; and niece, Ashlee Mckeehan and daughter Aubree. He is also survived by several great-nieces and great-nephews and a host of cousins.
He is also survived by his girlfriend, Mary Brickey of Johnson City; two very close classmates, Tip Smith and Glenn Cates; and very close friends, Tony and Linda Bowers who helped throughout his illness.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by his younger sister, Janet Potter Peters, and brother-in-law, Raymond V. Austin.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 19, at Meadow View Baptist Church, Butler, with the Rev. Ray Greene, the Rev. Ken Houser and the Rev. Charlie Trivette officiating. Music will be provided by the Sounds of Victory, Everette and Cleta Garland and his daughter, Wendy Overman. Interment will follow in the Buntontown Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Pallbearers will be Jordan Overman, Scott Sams, David Robinson, Scott Peer, Eddie Peters, Michael Potter, Ronnie Kent and Charlie Odom. Honorary pallbearers include Darrell Greer, Howell Wiseman, Jimmy Anderson, Norm Ingram, Bob Rainbolt, Harry Crowe, Jerry Cox, Larry McKinney, Denton Hicks, Raymond Campbell, Jr. Bunton, George Bunton, Delmas Bunton, David Sneyd, Bob Trivette, Floyd Hurley, Grady Lewis, Ed Odom, Bud Elliot, Leon Humphreys, Charles VonCannon, Stuart Blackburn, Carroll Glover, Dewayne Forbes, Shannon Brickey, Donnie Harmon and Randy Franklin. Condolences may be sent to the family at our website at www.memorialfcelizabethton.com.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is serving the Potter family.

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