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Charles Michael PotterJune 25, 1948 ~ October 3, 2017 (age 69)
Charles Michael Potter, born June 25, 1948 in Dallas, TX to Charles & Billie J. Potter, passed away October 3, 2017 in Mesquite. He was preceded in death by his mom, Billie J. Potter, in 2002, his dad, Charles Miller Potter, in 1987, and his nephew, Charles Donald Fair, in 2011. Mike is survived by his sister, Sherry Gayle, Baytown, TX, Randy Wayne, Brashear, TX, and Ricky Miller, Arlington, TX, and 7 nieces and nephews. Visitation is Sunday at Laurel Oaks Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 2 pm to 4 pm. Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, October 9, 2017 at First United Methodist Church of Mesquite and the graveside service will be held following the funeral service at Laurel Oaks Memorial Park in Mesquite, TX with Keith Ferguson officiating. Mike was a kind, gentle man who made everyone around him feel special. He had a deep love for his family, his country, the city of Mesquite, his ’66 classmates, his FUMC Mesquite family, his Morochian work family, and good ol’ country western and southern gospel music. He enjoyed serving his community by being involved in many different organizations – he has been a member of the Municipal Library Advisory Board, City of Mesquite Planning & Zoning Committee, Finance Committee at FUMC, the Church Council, a delegate to the North Texas Conference, MHS Class of ’66 treasurer and was an usher and very active in his Sunday school class at church. He was also a member of the Sons of the Republic of Texas and a Pioneer Life Member of the Dallas County Pioneer Association. He was in the United States Air Force from 1966 to 1970, progressing in the ranks to a Staff Sergeant. He was a former employee at Toby’s Men’s Wear and Bluebonnet Savings Bank. He was currently employed at Moroch for the past 10+ years and truly enjoyed keeping everything “tip top” and by being the first one there to turn on the lights every morning. He was a true gentleman whose laugh and genuine interest in others will be missed by many.