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Obituary for Robert Kenneth Potter

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Robert Kenneth Potter

September 15, 1938 - April 19, 2013

Robert Kenneth Potter, 74, passed away peacefully in his sleep April 19, 2013 after a long battle with lung cancer. He was born September 15, 1938 in Grand Rapids, MI. The son of Wilbur and Ellen Potter. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn Potter, six brothers; William Potter, Phillip Potter, Adrian Potter, Jerry Potter, Don Potter and David Potter; two sisters; Carol Essenbagger and Glenna Swofford ; 5 step children; Brian Osberg, Linda Higgins, Richard Osberg, Tammy Pelton, and Kim Harper; 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. He worked in the oil fields, Chevron Corporation and Roy City Corporation. He received a Mayoral Recognition at his celebration of life dinner, honoring his distinguished service to the citizens of Roy City for his inspiration to the Parks Department. Admired for his strong work ethic, appreciation of the public and dedication to team work. He was an amazing storyteller, loved to build and remodel, and was always willing to lend a helping hand to friends and neighbors. Friends may pay their respects at the Potter home on Saturday, April 27th from 1-3pm. The family would like to express their thanks to the Harmony House Hospice staff.Cremation under the direction of Leavitt’s Mortuary.

 

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Date: Saturday, April 27, 2013

Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Potter Home

Address:

000, , Roy, UT, 84067

 

Timeline for Robert Kenneth Potter

Born: September 15, 1938
Died: April 19, 2013

Condolences for Robert Kenneth Potter

Carol (potter) Essebaggers posted on 4/26/13

Bob was my second oldest brother ever since were were young he was my guardian angle , he would take me for walks and tell me " someday everthing will be ok", something in the way he looked at me made me feel calm as we sipped our nikel cokes I knew he was was somehow right about that. He loved it up north and the beauty of the country. It was very sad when he moved to Utah other than him meeting Evelyn which I am grateful for, for she made his life whole again and he found peace. Even though we were seperated by miles in my heart he was always with me and by my side. Ten years ago when he visited he and I spent the whole day together , we went to some of the old places we had lived at and visited memory lane it was truly a blessing to spend that time together just the two of us.He was a good and gentle man with a kind heart and a loving spirit. Thank you Evelyn for being there with him and helping him find peace and love again....... Thinking back I see now that he was right things did turn out for the best for him and I we both found love in our family and friends and peace in our hearts. R.I.P love always your sister Carol and family.

 

Michael Mansfield posted on 4/26/13

Bob, my dear friend. We have known each other since I bought my house across the street from you in 1985. You have always been a dear friend and neighbor to me. You were always ready to lend a hand and you would have given me the shirt off your back If I needed it.Your passing has ripped a part of my heart away that can never be replaced. I will always remember you and cherish the times we had together. Until the day we are working side by side again, I wish you peace and comfort.I love you Bob.Michael Mansfield

 

SHIRLEY (POTTER) FRANKHOUSE posted on 4/26/13

BOB WAS THE NICEST COUSIN I EVER HAD,WE SPENT A LOT OF TIME TOGATHER WHEN WE WERE YOUNG,AT THAT TIME HE WAS SO CARING ABOUT EVERYONE,,TREATED EVERYONE GOOD, NEVER HAD A BAD THING TO SAY ABOUT ANYONE, WOULD HELP ANY ONE THAT NEEDED HIM ,,YOU ARE IN HEAVEN NOW ,,LOOK UP MY DADDY,,YOU KNOW HOW MUCH HE LOVED YOU,,MOM TO ,, THEY WILL BE HAPPY TO SEE YOU ,, YOU ALL HAVE FUN TOGATHER,, PENNY -ANNEY POKER,,. LOVE YOU ----RIP ---- MY VERY SPECIAL COUSIN,,,,LOVE YOU,,,, GOD BLESS,,. MY TEARS ARE FALLING FOR THE ONES YOU LEFT BEHINE,,I KNOW HOW THEY WILL BE MISSING YOU,,YOU WILL ALWAYS BE ON OUR MINE,,AMEN

 

Dave Higgins posted on 4/23/13

I have known Bob for 28 years and never did he ever hesitate to help someone out, He was always ready to tell a story of anything you might be talking about it did not matter what it was he had a story for anything.What a great loss for anyone who knew him.My thoughts and prayers are with his family.Rest in peace my friend

 

Susan Ledbetter posted on 4/23/13

I have many great memories of my Uncle Bob, like when i was a little girl & he lived in Michigan at that time & ran a garbage truck bussiness & he took me with him on his route. I got so dirty they bought me a new outfit to go home in. Another time was when i came to Utah to visit him & Aunt Evelyn & they took us to Ely, Nevada to the casino's & i was young & never been in a casino before & I was having so much fun & when we met up for dinner Uncle Bob looked at me & said: Susie I think you'd better go wash your face before we go have dinner. At that time we used cions in the machine & I had black all over my face from the coins when I'd rub my face...lol I will miss you Uncle Bob & we shall meet again in that glorious place.

 

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