John W. Potter
|Posted 2019-09-08 by mhenderson|
|Published in the Daily Miner on Sept. 7, 2019 -|
Kingman, Arizona -
John W. Potter, a Navy veteran and life-long resident of Kingman, died
from pancreatic cancer on Aug. 16, 2019, at age 69.
John is survived by his beloved wife, Dea Ann Potter; children, Jacob
(Gena) and Nicole (Ian) and grandchildren; Ty and Trenton.
John was born in California on Oct. 12, 1949. He joined the Navy and
served his country in the Vietnam War, where he was severely injured
during combat. After returning from Vietnam, he moved to Flagstaff,
where he met his wife of 40 years.
One of John’s favorite pastimes was spending time with his family in
the outdoors. John and his wife spent many years participating in the
local soccer league. He was also an avid hunter and served as a
teacher for hunter education for several years.
John was a kind and gentle man who loved to give his family bear hugs.
He will be deeply missed by his friends and family.
The family will be hosting a private celebration of life ceremony in
the coming weeks. In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the
Wounded Warrior Project or CBN.
Arrangements were placed under the care of Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home
Thoughts and condolences may be submitted to the family at www.lietz-
frazefuneralhome.com. To send a free card to the family go to
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