June 11, 1933 – July 16, 2019
Robert “Bob” Clarence Potter, a native of Hidalgo County, Texas and resident of LaPlace, Louisiana, passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Tuesday, July 16, 2019 at the age of 86. Bob graduated from Weslaco High School in 1950. He proudly served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War, at which time he received the National Defense Service Medal. Bob was employed by Kaiser Aluminum for 37 years, a member of United Steelworkers of America and the SOAR organization. As a lover of music and the arts, Bob attended concerts and theatre regularly, and he enjoyed playing the guitar. As a league bowler, he received a gold medal in the Senior Olympics. He was an avid woodworker and traveler. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Lynna Greenway Potter; daughter, Penny Potter Roussel (Brent); sons, Richard “Ricky” Potter (Jackie) and Robert “Rob” Potter (Bobbie); brothers, James “Jim” Potter and Marvin “Bubba” Potter Sr; grandchildren, Jé Potter, Brooke Potter Fontenot (Brandon), Christopher Potter, Taylor Amos, Blake Potter (Megan), Jessica Potter, Sarah Amos; great-grandchildren, Skylar Heckathorn, Luke Potter, Allie Fontenot, Averie Fontenot, Courtland Potter, Aubrie Fontenot, Corbin Potter. Bob is preceded in death by his parents, Oren and Jonnie White Potter; sisters, Mary Dale Potter Hancock, Dorothy Potter, Helen Potter Mefford; brother, Joseph “Jody” Potter. Visitation will be held on Saturday, July 20, 2019 at Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales from 10:00 am until funeral service at 12:00 pm. Entombment will follow at Hope Haven Garden of Memory Mausoleum in Prairieville. Rick Potter, Rob Potter, Jim Potter, Jé Potter, Blake Potter, and Taylor Amos will serve as pallbearers. Chris Potter, Brandon Fontenot, Evan Courtney, and Brent Roussel will serve as honorary pallbearers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Charlie’s Place in Gonzales or Alzheimer’s Services of the Capital Area. The family would like to give a special thanks to Life Source Hospice; Amber Rhodes, Shon Travis, and Veonka Wilson for their exceptional loving care. To offer condolences to the family, please visit www.oursofh.com. Ourso Funeral Home of Gonzales is in charge of arrangements.
- Visitation Saturday, July 20, 2019
- Funeral Service Saturday, July 20, 2019
July 21, 2019
Penny, please accept my sincerest condolences on reading the news of your Father. I was telling a coworker the other day about how he had a great sense of humor and just adored you and his family. I don’t know what made me think of you and your father so maybe it was a premonition. I do remember him sitting in his recliner and how you would point out his pimples and make him laugh!!! He said “ just wait until you get older”! I know he will be terribly missed by all of you.
July 21, 2019
Mrs. Potter, Ricky, Robert and Penny. So Sorry for your loss. Our Thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was such a sweet man and loved his family so. He will never be forgotten.
July 20, 2019
Uncle Bob was a great man. We will miss him dearly. Our love and sympathy go out to the family
July 18, 2019
Not a memory, just support for a friend.
So sorry to hear this, I know your heart is hurting and there is never a right time for this. When you loose your father you truly become one yourself. My dad suffered the same fate as yours.
Be strong for each other and get past this time knowing that God planned it to be this way.
David and Shirley Harris
July 17, 2019
Our prayers & respects to the Potter Family, safe travels to Mr. Potter on his new journey.