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.