William Calvin Poteat "Pop"

August 17, 1924October 6, 2013

William Poteat, 89, born to the late Samuel Charles and Virginia Love Poteat passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at his residence. William graduated from Harding High School and joined the Navy when he was 18 where he served for 3 years. He later began a career with the US Postal Service where he retired after 37 years. William loved his family deeply and worked his entire life to provide for them. He also enjoyed having good times with his friends. William is survived by granddaughter Tracey Hoyle and husband Robert; grandson Brandon Ratcliff; great grandchildren, Christopher Watts, Elizabeth Hoyle, Tyler Hoyle, Hailey Rollins; son-in-law John Stephens. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepmother Carrie Poteat who raised him since he was 4; wife Evelyn Poteat; son Gene Poteat; daughter Jackie Poteat Stephens; brothers Samuel Poteat, Atwell Poteat; sister Martha Poteat. The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 PM in Sharon Memorial Park. Pallbearers for the service will be Brandon Ratcliff, Jamie Setzer, Pete Clapp, Michael Whitesides, Tyler Hoyle and Brian Cooke. Tracey and Robert would also like to invite everyone back to their home after the services are over for more times of remembering and celebration. The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff at Serenity Palliative & Hospice Care of Rock Hill, especially Kim Marshall for your care and compassion to William and the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Palliative & Hospice Care of Rock Hill, 125 S. Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730. Online condolences and notes of sympathy may be made at


  • Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2013
  • Graveside Thursday, October 10, 2013

William Calvin Poteat "Pop"

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Annamaria Stephens

October 14, 2013

Tracey, you know how I felt about Pop. I am so sorry for your loss,he will be greatly missed.Thoughts and prayers for you in the next weeks and months as I know this will be a difficult time for you. You took such great care of PoP. We will all miss our dear PoP. Anna

John Stephens

October 12, 2013

In our journey through life the special ones always stand out. Pop was one of the "special ones"! If you knew him you loved him. I was proud to be his "favorite son-in-law" and honored to have him for my father-in-law. I laughed with him and I cried with him. I enjoyed many good times with him and his buddies,Mac and Big John!Pop was the "Rock" of his family!I admired him for many reasons. He will be truly missed by those who knew and loved him. A real man is measured by the people he touched in his life. Pop touched a lot of people in his life.I still find it hard to believe we had to give him up!I know heaven is a little brighter and he is with the people that love him! Honored to be there when you took your last breath,I love Pop, Always John Stephens. Tracey, I know Pop would be so proud of the way you handled things and the way you took such good care of him! I know your Momma would be so proud too!I love you like family!!! John

October 11, 2013

So sorry for your loss T. Pop was loved and very well taken care of. He will be missed for sure. Hugs and Kisses to you and Chris and the rest of your family.
Toni & Greg Barnes

Cheryl Steiner

October 10, 2013

The service was perfect,I dont think it could have been any better.It was an honor and a privilege to know Poteat I will miss him terribly.

Michael Whitesides

October 10, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers for everyone.
Pop will be dearly missed. I'm going to miss having a cold one and listening to all the "stories" ! Glad I got to know you! Rest In Peace POP!

Michael Whitesides

October 10, 2013

Thoughts and Prayers to everyone.
Pop will be dearly missed,he was a great guy to sit with and listen to his "stories" and also to have a cold beer with. Thanks for all the memories POP!

Ron and Teri Rivard

October 10, 2013

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Tracey. May God wrap his arms around your family and give comfort today and in the coming days.

Shannon Suddreth

October 9, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. Pop was a great man and could always make you laugh. He will be missed dearly by all. May your memories of him comfort you in this time of grief and know that one day you will meet again. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Love,
Chris, Shannon and Joshua Suddreth

Bo Hoyle

October 9, 2013

Pop's not watching us anymore, he's watching over us! Poppin' a top with Jesus!

October 9, 2013

Pops will be greatly missed!!!! I have many good and happy memories of and with him. He will always be remembered and will always be missed. I love you and your family Tracey!!!!