Clides C. Potter

April 26, 1925 - April 7, 2013
Clides C. Potter

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


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  • April 09, 2013
    Terry Watkins says:
    Carol, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. Losing a parent is very hard. The loss leaves a void in your heart and life. God Bless You and your family. Love you. Terry

  • April 10, 2013
    Judy says:
    We love you all dearly and our hearts are with you on this day. Mimi Judy Chelcee Camrey Brooklyn Grace

  • April 12, 2013
    Carol Griffith lane says:
    Dear Potter family, Aunt Faydene Corbett informed me today Clides' death. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. John W. Griffith, III (Billy) and Carol Griffith LQ2ane

  • April 09, 2013
    Linda Linares says:
    Renee, sending condolences from your New Hanover High School classmates in the loss of your father.

  • April 09, 2013
    Leslie A Daniels says:
    ~The Lord is my pilot,I shall not drift.He guides me across dark waters,he steers me into deep channels,he keeps my log.He pilots me by the star of holiness for his name sake.Yea,though I said amid the fenders and tempests of life,I shall dread no danger for HE is with me.His love & care shelter me.HE prepares a harbour before me in the homeland of eternity.He annoints the waves with oil,my ship rides calmly.Surely sunlight & starlight shall favor me on my voyages and I WILL REST IN THE PORT OF OUR LORD FOREVER~ For you, Grandaddy, A prayer for Merchant Marines I love you so very much and you will be missed and remembered!!!!!! XoXoXoXo