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James Dwight Potter

Born: Tue., Mar. 17, 1936
Died: Thu., Dec. 5, 2019


6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Sun., Dec. 08, 2019
Location: Snyder's Memorial Gardens, funeral home

Funeral Service

8:00 PM Sun., Dec. 08, 2019
Location: Snyder's Memorial Gardens, funeral home

Graveside Service

11:00 AM Mon., Dec. 09, 2019
Location: Snyder's Memorial Gardens, cemetery

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James Dwight Potter- Kingsport, Tennessee

James Dwight Potter, 83, Gray, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, December 5, 2019, surrounded by his family.

Mr. Potter was born in 1936, in Johnson County, TN.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.  He was a faithful member of Greenvale Baptist church for many years and he was a humble child of God.  Mr. Potter proudly served in the US Army from 1955 until 1961 and was a Journeyman electrician with local 934 of Blountville. 


In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his brother, Gale; sister, Evelyn; and three great-grandchildren, Jaden and Leland Lothridge, and Ayden Houser. 


Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Mary Lee; three children, Penny Boyd and her husband Bruce, Pamela Brandon and her husband Harvey, and Mitchell Potter; seven grandchildren, Audrey Carpenter and husband Andrew, Todd Lothridge and wife Tiffany, Lindsey Boyd, Adam Lothridge, Tori Potter, Dwight "Alexander" Potter, and Henry Potter; thirteen great-grandchildren, Daniel, Noelle, Gabby, and Ruby Carpenter, Destiny, Cadence, Jordan, Riley, Rheagan, Jaylei, Addison, Hayden Lothridge, and Wyatt DeHart; and two sisters Carolyn Moody and Rose Morefield.


The family will receive friends Sunday, December 8, 2019, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens. A service will follow with pastors Travis Shaffer and Leonard Fletcher officiating.  A funeral service will be held at Snyder’s Memorial Gardens on Monday, December 9, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. with full military honors by the Carter County Honor Guard. Pallbearers will include Bruce Boyd, Harvey Brandon, Todd Lothridge, Adam Lothridge, Andrew Carpenter, and Henry Potter. Honorary pallbearers include Leo Lothridge, Jay Hobbs, and Dwight "Alexander" Potter, and the men of Greenvale Baptist church. 


Snyder’s Memorial Gardens, funeral home, is honored to serve the family of Mr. James Dwight Potter.

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Ann Hermes Tudor
   Posted Fri December 06, 2019
Pam: you and your family are in our thoughts. We are so sorry for the loss of your father. He sounds like an amazing man. He certainly raised a wonderful daughter. With love and sympathy, your BCBS family.

sandra morefield blankenship
   Posted Fri December 06, 2019
Aunt Mary Lee, Penny, Pam, & Mitch,
There are no words to soothe a shattered heart. I can only say I am so sorry for the loss of Uncle Dwight. But I know Granny Potter met him at Heaven's gate and while we are sad, they rejoice together. Please know that ya'll are in my prayers.


Cassandra Brandon and Marcus Holland
   Posted Fri December 06, 2019
To the family of James Dwight Potter,
Our hearts go out to his loved ones. Many prayers and thoughts go out to yours from our family. Sorry for your loss.
Love The Holland's

Karen Martin
   Posted Fri December 06, 2019
May peace and comfort find you at this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Samantha Ann Potter(Stout)
   Posted Sat December 07, 2019

Aunt Mary Lee Potter, Penny, Pam, Mitch I am SOOO VERY SORRY to hear about UNCLE DWIGHT . You all are in my Prayers. HE WAS MY FAVORITE UNCLE & I can't believe he's GONE I'll miss him Dearly. &LUV YOU ALL VERY MUCH if you need anything . Talk or whatever call me 423-278-6682.GOD BLESS YOU ALL

Anita Sirevaag
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019

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My sympathy

John Ryder
   Posted Mon December 09, 2019
Brother if you need anything through this difficult time brother mlm I'm here
Its hard to find friends but I can truthfully say your one one of my best...

Debbie/Emily Walker
   Posted Sat December 28, 2019
Our condolences to the Potter family. M. Potter was a wonderful man and will be missed very much. He was so good to my Uncle Charles and I am sure they ae in Heaven having a grand time. Praying for you all.

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