June 03, 2021

Joel E. Potter, age 98, went to be with the his Lord and Savior on May 22, 2021. He was born in Coeburn, he served his country five years in the Army Air Corps and served 27 years in Civil Service. Receiving nine outstanding service awards, he retired in 1978 as a Management Analyst in Procurement (GS-11) from Wright-Paterson AFB, Dayton, OH.

Joel studied business at the University of Dayton, OH, and received a diploma to repair radios and TV’s. He enjoyed restoring old things, repairing radios and TV’s, boating, fishing, sports (played football and basket Ball), music (played ten different string instruments) gardening, and making others laugh.

He was preceded in death by J.S. and Pearl Potter (parents), Odra Rosenbeck and Ula Cress (sisters), and Laymon J. Potter (brother).

He is survived by Judy (wife); Rita Hickox and Lauren Keyes (daughters); 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and 24 nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Life service will be held at French Broad Baptist Church, 2117 Oak Grove Road, Dandridge, June 12 at 11 a.m.

In lieu if flowers, please make donations to French Broad Baptist Church, P.O. Box 1577, Dandridge, TN 37725

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