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Norwood Potter

Reidsville-Norwood Potter, 85, of Reidsville, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday morning, August 2, 2020. Graveside funeral services will be held at Evergreen Memory Gardens at 11 a.m. Saturday August 15th with Pastor Randy Hester officiating. The family will greet friends directly after the service at the graveside. Mr. Potter was a native of Lenoir County and the son of the late Thurman Potter and Sudie Wilson Potter. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Germany, he then graduated from NC State College with a degree in animal science. During his working years, he was a traveling feed and premix salesman and a self-proclaimed animal nutritionist. During his retirement years he helped love and raise three wonderful grandchildren. He loved his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and he truly let his light shine. He was affectionately called “Papa” by his family. His gentle and caring ways were complimented by his endless love for his family and church. Along with his parents, Mr. Potter was preceded in death by his wife, Jean Baker Potter, his sister, Virginia Bass, his brothers, James Ronald Potter, Herman Potter, and L.V. Potter. He is survived by his son Scott Potter and wife Melissa of Reidsville, his grandchildren Kerri Atha and husband William Atha of Lynchburg Virginia, Lori Potter of Reidsville, and James Potter of Reidsville , his brothers Thurman Potter and Hilton Potter, and numerous nieces and nephews, and his extended family including the whole Baker, Atha, Jackson, and Reese families. Memorial contributions can be made to Community Baptist Church or Community Baptist School, 509 Triangle Road, Reidsville NC 27320. The family would like to extend gratitude to his wonderful in-home caregivers. Y'all truly became family to him and us. The family would also like to thank Annie Penn Emergency Department, the staff of Green Valley Hospital, Dr. Steve Luking, and Pastor Randy Hester for their care during his illness. May God be with you all!

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My sweetest memories of Papa Potter involve prayer. Even during the days when he couldn't always remember the little details of life, he knew who his Savior is. Every time he was with us at our table for a meal and was asked to pray, he never hesitated. He removed his NC State ball cap and prayed. It wasn't always long, but it was always a blessing to me to see confirmation of his long standing faith in God.

Michele Beckner Atha Aug 14 2020 4:03 AM

Scott, Papa was so kind to Brianna. She was treated like one of his grandkids. I will always remember his kind heart. He would great me in the driveway when I came to drop off or pick up Brianna from the your house. I will keep you all in my prayers. I miss you all!

Kathy Morris Aug 13 2020 12:35 PM

Scott, I sure am sorry to hear about your Dad. Praying for you and all your family! Regards, Mark Young

Mark Young Aug 11 2020 7:43 PM

Scott&Melissa,Though it's a sad time in all reality it's really a good time in that being absent from the the body is to be present with theLord.Even in declining health Mr.Potter still talked with God many days,he was humble,funny.The good days outweigh the bad days.We will continue to pray for you all.Mr.Potter has finished his race.Never forgotten Shug.Min.Patricia Lewis Caretaker

Min.Patricia Lewis Aug 10 2020 8:53 PM

Scott Iam so sorry for the loss of your dad he was a very kind and gentle man he truly will be missed.I remember when I first saw Mr.and Mrs potter walking side by side together in Kerr drug and again in Walgreens now Iam sure they are walking side by side again in heaven.

Carolyn Lee Aug 10 2020 11:06 AM

We have truly lost a fine gentleman a man of God. Our hearts go out to the family God bless you all

Joyce hale Aug 8 2020 6:09 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Norwood Potter

Arnold Walker Aug 8 2020 2:13 PM

Papa was a wonderful person and Im so sorry for your loss. I know youre going to miss him so much

lori greene Aug 8 2020 7:48 AM

Dear Scott and Melissa, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Mr.Potter was fine gentleman and I remember him fondly. I offer my thoughts, prayers and well-wishes during this dark time in your lives. Heaven promises a perfect place of no pain or sorrow. May that promise comfort you now.

star-michelle hudson smith Aug 7 2020 3:20 PM

Our deepest condolences to the Scott Potter Family. Mr. Potter was an incredible gentleman who always made us feel welcome at Community Baptist Church and School. He had a kind and loving spirit for the Lord and this was always obvious in all that he did. May the Lord strengthen and lift you up during this time.

Andrea, Wyndell and Ashlyn Aug 7 2020 2:42 PM

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