Clides Caldwell Potter, 87 of Wilmington passed away Sunday, April 7, 2013.
He was born in Brunswick County, NC on April 26, 1925 to the late Van Buren Potter and Mary Bertha Watson Potter. He was preceded in death by his step mother, Viola Griffith Potter; sister, Berniece Sullivan, half brother, William Skipper, step brother J.W. Griffith, and step sister, Geneil Johnson.
Clides was a longtime faithful member of Lake Forest Baptist Church. He served and retired as a Merchant Marine.
He is survived by his wife, Betty Horne Potter; four daughters, Renee Hollifield (Jack), Clides Carol Peay (Kenny), Stephanie Potter, and Robin Cashwell; grandchildren, Jackki, David, Josh, Linzi, Leslie, and Lisa; great grandchildren, Nicholas, Michael, Alyson, Katie, Chelcee, Bailey, and Camrey; and great great grandchild, Brooklyn; and a very special nephew Buddy Skipper along with other nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held 3 pm Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at Lake Forest Baptist Church, 1626 Lake Branch Dr., Wilmington, NC, officiated by Rev. Melvin Hall. The family will see friends one hour prior to the service.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Lake Forest Baptist Church.
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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation, 1535 S. 41st Street, Wilmington, NC 28403 910.791.9099