OBITUARY

James "Jimmy" Preston Potter

December 31, 1959October 15, 2021
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James “Jimmy” Preston Potter, 61, of Chattanooga, TN went to be with his Lord and Savior on October 15, 2021.

Jimmy was the son of the late James H. Potter and Ardelia Potter. Those left to cherish Jimmy’s memory, include his beloved daughter, Brittany Potter (Mark Blassingame) and precious grandson, Miller Blassingame. He is also survived by his big sister and forever friend, Linda (Roger) Medlin, as well as nieces Tracy and Heather Robinson and great-niece, Madelyne Carr. He will be deeply missed by many, especially by his devoted and loving friend, Dianne Chapman.

Jimmy was a Chattanooga native and a 1977 graduate of Hixson High School, born December 31, 1959. He was a dedicated, hardworking employee of Propex (formerly Fibron/ Synthetic Industries) for over 35 years. Jimmy had a kind and gentle spirit and loved his family fiercely. He was a proud father and loving Grandpa. Some of his fondest memories were the times he spent at the softball field, traveling to out of town games, and cheering on Brittany.

Jimmy is known for his deep love of music. He felt it in his soul and enjoyed cranking it up loud. He was a big-hearted guy’s guy, who had a love for cars. He had a charming wit and strong sense of adventure. He was a thrill-seeker at heart, especially in his younger years, and loved riding dirt bikes and rollercoasters, shooting fireworks and watching scary movies. The summer was his favorite time of year- boating, skiing, sunbathing, and family beach trips. In recent years, he prided himself on his manicured lawn and beautiful flower garden.

A Celebration of Jimmy’s Life will be held at Chattanooga Funeral Home, North Chapel on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 2PM, with Minister Debbie Stokes officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service, from 11AM-2PM. We respectfully request masks are worn.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.chattanooganorthchapel.com for the Potter family.

Arrangements are by the North Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home, Crematory and Florist, 5401 Highway 153, Hixson, TN 37343.

  • FAMILY

  • James H. and Ardelia Potter, parents (deceased)
  • Brittany Potter (Mark Blassingame), beloved daughter
  • Miller Blassingame, precious grandson
  • Linda Medlin (Roger), big sister and forever friend
  • Tracy and Heather Robinson, nieces
  • Madelyne Carr, great niece
  • He will be deeply missed by many, especially by his devoted and loving friend, Dianne Chapman.

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 22, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 22, 2021

OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

Memories

James "Jimmy" Preston Potter

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Carolyn Hass & Family

October 21, 2021

Jimmy was a very nice and sweet person always the same I remember working with him years ago when i first meet him he was so helpful and would do anything for u i will remember him as a great person and all of our family always loved him he will always be in our hearts, we love u Jimmy our prayers are with all of your family ,especially with Brittany his daughter and Miller your Grandson god bless all

Willie, Vickie and Colby Adams

October 21, 2021

Brittney,
We love you, Mark and Miller and we are here for you! No words that I could say can take away the pain right now, but we are praying for you and we love you so much. Your dad has just began to live, life on earth is just a practice run for what is real and that is heaven, he just got there ahead of the rest of us.
We love you so much,
Vickie, Willie and Colby

Debbie Perrin

October 19, 2021

Jimmy was one of the best buddies on the block, we all loved to play baseball, ride dirt bikes or just hang out in one of our many tree houses we had built as neighborhood kids. Another favorite was our gullies that we would all play on for hours. We loved Mr. & Mrs Potter like our Parents and Linda was our extended Sister. I’m so thankful for the memories we have now. My Heart, Thoughts and Many Prayers are with you all. Rest well my neighborhood Brother. 💔🙏🏻❤️❤️

David Bradley

October 18, 2021

Jimmy was a great friend to me. He was also a great mentor at Synthetic. I worked with jimmy for over 7 years, and he was very good at what he did. No matter how good you thought you were he made you look like a rookie. So sorry to his family, and especially sweet brittany.
He will be missed.

David Bradley

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