Gale "G.O." Potter

January 11, 1948October 27, 2020

G.O. Potter of White Lake, passed away October 27, 2020 at 72 years of age.

Beloved husband of Judy Potter for over 50 years. Loving father of Tammi (David) Elford and Stephanie (William) Moss. Proud grandfather of James (Rachel) Moss, Colton Elford and Carson Elford. Brother of the late Johnie Potter. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

G.O. was a retired conductor with the Grand Trunk-CN Railroad where he was loved and will be dearly missed by his family and friends.

In honoring his wishes, a private cremation will take place



  • Private Cremation

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Annette Mills Lyons

November 5, 2020

Gale was a cheerleader briefly at Wayne High School, Wayne, WV. In one particular routine, I would lay on the ground face up, while Gale landed hands on my knees and flipped over me. We thought we were really special. He was a really a nice young man and fun to be around. My sincere condolences to his family.

Erick Facknitz

November 3, 2020

Loved working with G. O. Never a dull moment!
Easily one of the most colorful characters on the GTW.
Rest in peace, "Bud"...
EAF - retired GTW train dispatcher

Joel Kruskie

November 3, 2020

My family's sincerest condolences to Judy and Stephanie for their loss.
Joel, Kristen, and Melissa.

Donald G. Swarbrick

November 1, 2020

The memories are priceless. The laughs were many. Knowing him as a co-worker was a genuine pleasure. Rest well my friend.

My sincere sympathies to all who knew and loved him.

Robb Giroux

November 1, 2020

I have nothing but fond memories of G.O. He was always up for a good time, I for one will miss his fun loving nature. Prayers sent up For Miss Judy ,Stephanie and the rest of the family.God bless, and God speed G.O....your bro Rockin' Robb.

Mike Kowalczyk

October 31, 2020

G. O. was a fun-loving person, a mentor, and treated people like they were family. He will be missed, but never forgotten.
Love and prayers to Judy, Stephanie, and their family.

Gary Simison

October 31, 2020

Gale G. O. Potter great man great railroader. Always a smile on and a hello to everyone. You will be missed. Prayers and thoughts to your wife and family.

John & Linda Karwoski

October 30, 2020

Always knew him as ‘G.O.’ on the railroad. He always had a smile on his face and a happy greeting when he saw you.

Karl Raczka

October 30, 2020

I was so sad to hear of G O's passing. I loved working with him. Great times and great memories. I will miss you my friend.

Craig Moulder

October 29, 2020

Wow where do I begin,
I meet G.O. In the early 70's and We became instant friends that has lasted a life time.There was a Handful of Us that Hungout all the Time And We Called our Little Group, The Hole in The Wall Gang,And G. O. Was the Leader.We Never had a Dull Moment Weather it was Hanging out Playing Horse Shoes or Playing Freesby, Or Even a Bowling alley Brawl.(LOL)
Riding Cross Country on A Train.Lot of Memories.
Learned alot from this Man.Rest in Peace My Friend. Party On Dream Weaver.Love Ya Brother.
And Love to Judy and Stephanie.


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