Mr. Potter was born Jan. 24, 1919, in Ash Camp, Ky., and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He worked 34 years as a machine mechanic for H.J. Heinz Co., retiring in 1982.
He was a member of American Legion Post 172 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1537. In addition to being past commander of the VFW post, he served on the honor guard and managed the organization’s Christmas tree lot.
Survivors include two daughters, Georgia Potter-Gonzales of Tracy and Paulette Potter of Manteca; one sibling, Mignon Adkins of Whitesburg, Tenn.; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
A graveside service will begin at noon Monday at Tracy Cemetery, 501 E. Schulte Road. Visitation will be observed from 9:30 to 11:30 that morning at Hotchkiss Mortuary, 5 W. Highland Ave.
Contributions in Mr. Potter’s name may be sent to McHenry House Family Shelter, 739 A. St., Tracy, CA 95376 or www.mchenryhousetracy.org; or to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Tracy, 340 W. Fourth St., Tracy, CA 95376 or www.bgcoftracy.org.