John E. Potter Sr.

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John E. Potter Sr.
1942 - 2018
EDGECOMB - John E. Potter Sr., 75, of Cochran Road died Wednesday, March 21, 2018, at his residence.
John was born in Gardiner on June 22, 1942, the son of Roy B. and Mildred M. (Smith) Potter. He graduated from Gardiner High School in 1960 and entered the U.S. Air Force, serving four years. He met Marsha J. (Schmal) Creamer on a blind date and they married shortly thereafter on Jan. 22, 1966. John and Marsha resided in Wiscasset for two years, later building their home in Edgecomb where they started a small farm and raised their family. He retired from Bath Iron Works after working there for 40 years. John was a member of the Lincoln Lodge of Masons having been raised on June 22, 1972 with both of his brothers Roy and Dick.
John was a devoted family man who enjoyed moose hunting trips with his boys, family gatherings (especially the surprise 50th wedding anniversary party) and long weekend getaways in New Hampshire.
He is survived by his wife, Marsha J. Potter of Edgecomb; three sons, Frank H. Creamer of Edgecomb, Roy D. Potter and wife Karen of Edgecomb and John E. Potter Jr., and wife Erin of Newcastle, two daughters, Beth Jordan and husband Clayton of Whitefield and Tina Lear and husband Bob of Whitefield; 11 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; and many nieces and nephews; as well as his beloved dog Gracie.
In addition to his parents; he was predeceased by two brothers, Roy B. Potter, Jr. and Dick Potter, sister Barbara Hodgkins; and granddaughter Sara Potter.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 31, 2018, at Daigle Funeral Home, 819 High Street, Bath. A gathering of family and friends will take place at the Potter home immediately following the service. Burial will be held at Whitefield Cemetery in Whitefield later this spring with military honors.
Condolences may be made
online at
www.Daiglefuneralhome.com.

Memorial contributions
may be made to the:
Lincoln County Animal Shelter
P.O. Box 7
Edgecomb, Maine 04556, or

383 U.S. Route 1, Suite C
Scarborough, Maine 04074
www.alz.org



Funeral Home
Daigle Funeral Home
819 High St
Bath, ME 04530
(207) 443-3061
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Published in Central Maine on Mar. 27, 2018
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