OBITUARY

Rufus Lafayette Poteet

May 19, 1933June 5, 2018
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Rufus Lafayette Poteet, known as Rufus or R.L., passed away on June 05, 2018. He was born in Clarksville, Texas in 1933 and grew up in Dallas. After his graduation from Forest Avenue High School in 1951, he briefly worked for the railroad before joining the US Navy. He married his wife Marjorie, who he called Margie, in 1955. After his Honorable Discharge from the US Navy, Rufus had a variety of jobs including managing an Arthur Murray dance studio before learning electronics and joining Texas Instruments in 1959, where he stayed for thirty-five years. Rufus and Marge bought a house on LaSalle Drive in Richardson in 1959 and remained there until Marge’s passing in 2017. Rufus is survived by his elder sister Roxie and his children: Michael, Jeri Walker and Jennifer Simshauser as well as their spouses Marianne Poteet, Richard Walker and Lance Simshauser, two grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Visitation will be from 10:00am to 11:00am on Monday, June 11 at Rolling Oaks Funeral Home in Coppell, TX with a funeral service immediately following. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Alzheimer’s Association (alz.org).

Services

  • Visitation Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Funeral Service Monday, June 11, 2018
  • Reception Monday, June 11, 2018
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