Robert William

Potter, Sr.

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Robert William Potter, Sr.

Nov 29 1918 - Jan 04 2008

Robert (Bob) William Potter, Sr., age 89, passed away quietly in his sleep at his home in McKinney, Texas. He will be greatly missed by all who had the privilege to know him. If you spent any time with Bob, you would find yourself immersed in stories about WWII, the Biloxi Gulf Coast and his younger days in New York. Most especially, he was proudest to be part of what he termed "the greatest generation" and his role as flight engineer on a B-29 during World War II. Grandpa Bob Potter had a sparkle in his eyes, and a quick wit. He loved to sing Big Band songs to his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was caring, creative and a friend to all who met him. He was born November 29, 1918, in Manchester, New York, the son of John and Hariette Potter. He served his country in the Pacific during World War II as a Warrant Officer in The United States Army Air Corps. After the war, he received a Bachelor's degree in Industiral Engineering from Youngstown University and was employed most of his career with Phillips Van Heusen. He is proceeded in death by both of his wives, and is survived by his son, Robert Potter, II and wife, Sue, of McKinney; grandchildren, Laura Mullen, Jennifer Aguirre, Emily Kelley and Jonathan Potter; great-grandchildren, Kyle, C.J. and Alyssa Mullen; brothers, Floyed and Ken Potter; and a host of other family and friends. A Remembrance Gathering will be held at Turrentine-Jackson-Morrow Funeral Home on Thursday evening, January 10, 2008, beginning at 7:00 PM.
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