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David Ernest Potter

July 22, 1938 January 3, 2019
David Ernest Potter
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Obituary for David Ernest Potter

David Ernest Potter, Sr., of Rolla, passed away Thursday, January 3, 2019 at the age of 80.
He was born in Glocester, Rhode Island on July 22, 1938 to the late Gordon and Ruth (Cook) Potter.
On December 18, 1957, he married Geraldine “Gerri” (Ridge) Potter who preceded him in death on December 15, 2010.
David was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served 27 plus years, retiring honorably, attaining the rank of Sergeant Major. He then began a second career spanning 17 years with the U.S. Postal Service.
In his younger years, David was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. He also traveled extensively and enjoyed many trips with his Gateway Miata Club Members.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, Gardner Potter and two great grandsons, Blake and Zach Merson.
David will be greatly missed by his surviving family which includes his life companion, Nancy Juhnke, her son, Bob Alexander (Cheryl), and her grandsons, David (Tiffany), Nikolas, and Bobby (Gracey) Alexander.
He is also survived by three children, David Potter, Jr., Karen White and Jana Rowe; two brothers, Roger Potter (Phyllis) and Dennis Potter (Maria); four grandchildren, Andrea Daniels (Damon), Rob Merson, Jr. (Laura), Laura McDonald (Josh), and Jacob Potter; six great grandchildren, Cameryn Daniels, Alyssa Merson, Ciara McDonald, Kylee McDonald, Maci McDonald and Logan McDonald; other extended family members and dear friends.
A funeral service for David Potter, Sr. will be held at 1 pm Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at the Null and Son Funeral Home in Rolla. Interment with full military honors will follow at the Rolla City Cemetery. A visitation for family and friends will be held prior to the service Wed. beginning at 11 am at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Louis Children’s Hospital in honor of Blake Merson.


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Visitation

Wednesday

9

Jan

11:00 AM 1/9/2019 11:00:00 AM - 1:00 PM 1/9/2019 1:00:00 PM
Null & Son Funeral Home

1010 Kingshighway
Rolla, MO 65401

Null & Son Funeral Home
1010 Kingshighway Rolla 65401 MO
United States

Funeral Service

Wednesday

9

Jan

1:00 PM 1/9/2019 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/9/2019 2:00:00 PM
Null & Son Funeral Home

1010 Kingshighway
Rolla, MO 65401

Null & Son Funeral Home
1010 Kingshighway Rolla 65401 MO
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rolla City Cemetery Final Resting Place

Highway 72
Rolla, MO 65401

Highway 72 Rolla 65401 MO
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Louis Children's Hospital in honor of Blake Merson

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