Arnold Ray Potter

June 15, 1924 - January 15, 2016
Arnold Ray Potter

Arnold Ray Potter, age 91 of Wilmington entered the gates of Heaven on Friday, January 15, 2016 to meet his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

He served in the US Navy during WW II and was an optician for over 60 years. He was a faithful member of Sunset Park Baptist Church where he served in many leadership positions for many years. Ray, “Tebo” known to many, was a devoted son, husband, father, brother, and grandfather. Ray will be remembered for his love of God, family and service to others including his country.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Sara Bullock Potter, a son, Ray Potter, Jr., brothers, Burton Potter and Charles Ray Potter.

Arnold Ray is survived by his son, Ken Potter and wife Heidi of Wilmington; daughter, Debbie Marlowe and husband Joey of Wilmington; grandchildren, Sarah (Anthony)Dibernardo, Mike (Chandra) Potter, David Potter, Clare (Ryan) Karasek, Casey Marlowe, Tyler Marlowe, Natasha Carty, and Zachary Adair; three great grandchildren, Haylie, Julianna, and Enzo; brothers, George (Shirley) Potter and Larry (Sue) Potter; two sisters, Iscelene Fales and Marie (Dan) Inman.

The family will see friends 4 to 6 pm Sunday at Wilmington Funeral Chapel.

Funeral services will be held 11 am Monday, January 18, 2016 at Wilmington Funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenlawn Memorial Park with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post 10 Honor Guard.

To honor Arnold, memorial donations may be made to The NC Boy & Girls home of Lake Waccamaw, 400 Flemington Drive, Lake Waccamaw, NC 28450.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099.

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  • January 17, 2016
    Tom Shea says:
    When in Wilmington and attending Sunset Paek Baptist Church Mr Potter was always there, smiling, and extending his hand in Christian fellowshio.

  • January 18, 2016
    Fred Gainey says:
    Debbie, my prayers are with you and your family.

  • January 27, 2016
    Kim Whitman Bohler says:
    Debbie, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. I have such fond memories of him from our school days. May God comfort your family.

  • February 28, 2016
    DR says:
    I spent a Christmas Eve and other memorable times with the Potters. Mr. Potter, "Grandpa Potter" shared his World War II experiences with only the level of detail that a true American veteran from The Greatest Generation could share. I respected him tremendously for his service and as a gentleman; his faith was uncompromised and he was a beacon of Christian values and what it meant to be a pillar of the community. My sympathy is with the family.

  • March 28, 2016
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