ELIZABETHTON — Glen Ray Potter, 62, Elizabethton, passed away Monday, March 12, 2012, in the Sycamore Shoals Hospital following an extended illness.
A native of Carter County, he was a son of the late George Emmett and Vergie Pearson Potter. Glen was retired due to disability as a dispatcher from the Elizabethton Police Department and the Carter County Emergency Communications System.
He was a lifetime member of the Carter County Rescue Squad, serving three times as Captain. He was a member of the Watauga Masonic Lodge #622. Glen was a member of the Oak Street Baptist Church.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by a sister: Eula Potter Hicks; and Six Brothers: Jack, J.D., Gerald, Jim, Raymond and George Potter Jr.
His hobby was woodworking.
Survivors include his wife: Connie Smith Potter; A daughter & son-in-law; Glenna Renee & John Painter, Yatesville, Georgia; His Two Grandchildren and the joys of his life as “Poppy” to grandson John Thomas (JT) Painter and granddaughter Lily Brooke Painter; Three Sisters & Brothers-in-Law: Shirley (Susie) & Gary Guy and Christine & Raymond Guy, all of Butler, and Betty & Joe Colvin, Elizabethton; Two Sisters-in-Law: Shirley Potter, Butler, and Sylvia Potter, Hudson, North Carolina; A brother-in-law: Ken Morgan, Elizabethton; His Sisters-in-Law and Brothers-in-Law: Boyd & Paula Smith, Margaret & Mack Hicks and Richard Smith, all of Hampton; Several Nieces & Nephews.
Memorial Services will be conducted at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Memorial Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Bruce Hendrich officiating.
Graveside Service and Interment will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Rittertown Baptist Church Cemetery. Music will be provided by Bill Fancher. Active Pallbearers will be Nephews. Honorary Pallbearers will be: Dr. Jonathan Bremer, Dr. Dennis Harris, Judge Lynn Brown, Carl Burrough, Roger Deal, Mike Bishop, Steve Murray, Todd Montgomery, Barry Carrier, Rick Riddle, Kenny Williams, Leonard Peters, Wayne Markland, The Lifetime members of the Carter County Rescue Squad, the Elizabethton Police Department, friends and neighbors on Watauga Avenue, his church family and his friends at the Elizabethton Post Office.
To those who prefer, memorials may be made in memory of Glen to the Oak Street Baptist Church, Relay for Life Team, 804 Oak Street, Elizabethton, Tenn. 37643.
The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday in the funeral home. Friends may also call at the residence. Family and friends will assemble at the funeral home at 10:20 a.m. Thursday to go to the cemetery.
Condolences may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge.