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Pixley Funeral Home

3530 Auburn Road, Auburn Hills, MI

OBITUARY

Danny "DJ" Potter

November 7, 1944June 10, 2019
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Danny Joe Potter, of Waterford, passed away at age 74 on June 10,2019.

Danny was born in Greenup, KY on Nov. 7, 1944 and attended Greenup Independent High School. Shortly after school, the Army became his home where he utilized his skills as a cook. Following that, he moved to Michigan to work for GM where he retired in 2006 and remained a proud UAW member. Everyone knew him by his nickname “D.J.” as being the owner of D.J. Potter Towing from 1973 to 2017.

When not spending time with family he enjoyed: Classic Cars (especially his 72’ Gremlin), country music, helping others, chit-chatting and most certainly a good meal. This social butterfly found his time well spent on the move!

Danny dedicated his life to being a: Devoted husband to Sharon of 52 years; Loving father to Jennifer, Beloved Father-In-Law to Michael; Cherished “Papa” to Brittany, Alyssa and Cameron; Loving Great-Papa to Julian and Raiah. In addition, Danny was a wonderful brother to Janis, and adored Uncle of Carolynn and Teresa. The respect and love do not end there, as many other friends and family idolized him as well. Preceding Danny was his treasured mother, Maggie Mae Potter.

A memorial service will be held on June 14,2019 at 2 p.m. at 3530 Auburn Rd. Auburn Hills, MI 48326. Viewing for family and friends will precede the memorial starting at 11am. Words can’t express how much he’ll be forever missed in our hearts and thoughts!

  • FAMILY

  • Sharon Potter, Wife
  • Jennifer (Michael) Potter, Daughter
  • Brittany, Alyssa and Cameron, Grandchildren
  • Julian and Raiah, Great Grandchildren
  • Maggie Mae Potter, Mother
  • Janis French, Sister
  • Carolynn and Teresa, Nieces

Services

  • Memorial Gathering Friday, June 14, 2019
  • Memorial Service Friday, June 14, 2019

Memories

Danny "DJ" Potter

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Bill&Debbie Luke

June 15, 2019

Sorry to hear the sad news. Danny always came to our rescue when we were stranded on the road day or night. A lot of times we didn’t have a lot of money to get the car fixed and Danny would always help us out. We tear up thinking about Danny’s passing. A true caring person with a big heart to help anyone.
We send our love to the family
Bill&Debbie

Bryan Desotell

June 14, 2019

Sharon and Family, my thoughts and prayers are with you all. I'm so sorry to hear about DJ. I rode many times with him in his wrecker to go pick up cars and car parts ,and too always stop for a bite to it when he would call me,lot of fond memories.Was a good friend that will be greatly missed.

My Deepest Condolences,
Bryan Desotell

Lori Oberlin

June 14, 2019

Dear Danny
You are a man that made a difference in this world!
A proud American..standing proudly when the American flag was raised. Serving in the Army & Vietnam. Thank you for for your service to our country.

A proud family man.....Always sharing stories & photos of your wife Sharon , daughter Jennifer and all of your beautiful grandchildren & great grandchildren ..Thank you for being such an incredible family man.

A Great Friend...I could call you anytime & you woukd be there to help!
You were always helping my family...
Hooking that blue wrecker up and hauling trailers all over the State of Michigan.
Spending many years helping out at the Michigan Antique Festivals.
I could always count on you! Thank you for being such a Great Friend!

My father Jack Bain called you one of his Best friends!...Spending many hours riding in your wrecker with you, Always on an adventure!
Auctions, Restaurants, Carshows, Swapmeets.....looking for that special carpart!

Danny you promised my dad that you would watch over his daughters....You kept your promise ! Thank you!!

Thank you for being a Greatman , loyal friend wonderful husband , father , grandfather , great grandfather and a Great American!
I will miss you!
Love Lori

Janis French

June 12, 2019

Sharon, Jenny, Brittany, Alyssa,, Cameron , and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. There isn’t words to express how much we will miss Danny. He was fun loving, kind, caring, and had a heart of gold. Danny was loved by everyone that knew him. We loved him dearly, and we will miss him . Rest In Peace, my dear brother. ♥️

Renee Bain Keene

June 12, 2019

Danny was a wonderful friend . He will deeply missed. I have wonderful memories may you rest in peace my dear friend. ❤️🙏

Jim Saylor

June 11, 2019

Danny was one of the good guys that you are fortunate to know in life. I think he drove that wrecker because he just liked to help people. My sincere condolences to his entire family.

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