Obituary of George Ralph Potter
Obituary for George Ralph Potter,
George R. Potter, 71, of Pelion, SC, passed away on Thursday, June 27, 2019 at his home of natural causes.
He was born on March 16, 1948 in Paint Creek, WV, son of the late George and Anne Potter. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Rosemary Potter and deceased spouse, Bertie Mae Potter, He is survived by his two children, Cutter and Maria, his brother, Ernie, a large loving family of step-children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and his little puppy princess, Dolly,
George graduated from Columbia High School in 1966 and then proudly served in the U.S. Navy stationed in Vietnam, where he was a signalman on the USS New Jersey Battleship until 1969. Once he returned to the states, he joined the Richland County Sherriff’s Department where he served as a Sherriff’s Deputy for many years. Throughout life, he thrived in several other occupations as well including truck driving, managing a steel plant and driving tour buses. Later in life, he found his greatest pleasure in spending time with his wife, family and friends, and as a Charter Member and former Commander of the Pelion VFW, he devoted much of his time to Veterans of Foreign Wars and many other military, veteran and public service organizations until his death.
A memorial service will be held at 7:00pm on Tuesday, July 2nd, at Woodridge Memorial Park & Funeral Home, 138 Corley Mill Road, Lexington SC 29072.. Family and friends are welcome to gather for visitation prior to the service beginning at 6:00pm.