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William "Bob" Robert Potter

February 14, 1935July 2, 2019

William (Bob) Robert Potter, age 84 of Burleson, passed away on July 2, 2019 at his home with his family at his side. He was born on February 14, 1935 in Perry, Oklahoma, the son of Benjamin Grimes Potter and Lucy Love Williams Potter. Bob married Charlotte Welch and they celebrated 59 years together.

Bob graduated Wichita Falls High School in 1952. He joined the US Army at the age of 24, serving in the 143rd signal battalion and received the good conduct medal and marksmanship badge. Bob joined Retta Baptist Church in 1974 where he attended and was Deacon Emeritus. In his spare time, Bob enjoyed playing and coaching baseball and softball, was an avid bowler, and loved to golf. He also served as head of first aid for the Golden Gloves for many years.

Bob is survived by his wife, Charlotte; children Randy Potter and wife Missy, Bobby Potter and wife Sally, and Julie Potter Riley and husband Brian; daughter-in-law, Susan Potter; grandchildren Scott, Karen, Stephen, Dana, Ben, Brandon, Paige, Brett, Payton, Weston, Madison, Jake, Seth, & Eli; great grandchildren Atleigh, Ethan, Channing, Grant, Karalyne, Zach, Remington, Baye, Maradyth, Parker and Paxtin; sisters Carolyn Allen and Betty Cross. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, sons Clifton Apple and Craig Potter, and brother Jim Potter.

Funeral service will be 10:00am on Friday, July 5 at Retta Baptist Church, Burleson with Pastor Ed Lowe officiating. Interment will be at 1:00pm on Friday at the Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery.


  • Scott Apple
  • Ben Potter
  • Brandon Potter
  • Brett Potter
  • Weston Potter
  • Jake Riley
  • Seth Riley
  • Eli Riley
  • Stephen Potter


  • Funeral Service Friday, July 5, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, July 5, 2019


William "Bob" Robert Potter

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Rod Compton

July 4, 2019

Bob was one of the greatest men I've known. I could tell you about the many things he accomplished; the services he rendered; the fun-loving person he was; the way he made you feel important and loved. But the greatest thing I can say about him is that he raised his children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. His family is truly blessed. I will see you in the presence of our King, Jesus!

Billy Chelette

July 4, 2019

I’m very thankful for Bob and Charlotte and their service to the Lord. I remember umpiring baseball games when Bob was coaching. He is a Christian gentleman. He was always interested in me and what I was doing. My parents, Bill and Vivian, have fond memories of Bob and Charlotte and their involvement in the various musical pageants that Retta did. God comfort you all. Bob leaves a wonderful legacy. A well lived life. Well done, good and faithful servant.

Johnny Parsons

July 3, 2019

Bob was such a nice man. Great little league coach. Loved his family. Was a good Christian man and an example to those of us who grew up around him. Very sad he us no longer on Earth with us, but rejoicing and celebrating knowing that he is brand new and in Heaven with our Father and reunited with family. Love you Bob Potter. Thank you for everything.

Travis and Veda Calicott

July 3, 2019

Bob was a great guy. We fished all over the place, went to Church with he and Charlotte, knew all the kids and just enjoyed being around them. My wife played on the softball team he coached and loved every minute of it. He was a great coach and a very good friend. He and I served as Deacons at Retta for many years. We will sure miss him.
Travis and Veda Calicott