James Madison Poteet

November 12, 1927July 23, 2020

Born in Baxter, Colorado in 1927 Preceded in death by his wife of 60 years, Evelyn Poteet, father and mother George and Myra Poteet, Sisters June Toynton, Jessie Hedley and Jeanette Lewis and three brothers, Henry W., Aaron W., and George Jr.

Survived by son, Lee (Teresa) Poteet and daughter Vicki (Dan) Glover of Pueblo, James (Patt) Selby of Canon City, Elaine (John) Lucas and Johnetta (Dennis) Quillen of Cheyenne, Wyoming and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Jim was a proud veteran of World War II and served in the Phillipines. Jim retired from the Santa Fe Railroad after 44 years of service as Locomotive Engineer.

He was a member of South Pueblo Lodge No. 31, A.F. & AM.

He served as a Local Chairman of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen and also the United Transportation Union. He was elected General Chairman of the Transportation Union and also elected Chairman of the Association of General Chairman, Santa Fe Railroad.

He served as Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees for Memorial Hospital in Topeka, Kansas, Memorial Hospital in Albuquerque, New Mexico and also served as a Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees for the Employee’s Benefit Association, Santa Fe Railroad.

Jim was loved by many family, friends, and acquaintances. He enjoyed working as a greeter at the Northside Walmart for many years, after retiring from the railroad.

Fond Memories and expressions of sympathy for the Poteet family may be left at


  • Shawn Glover
  • James Turano
  • Charles Herrera Jr.
  • Tony Glover
  • Ryan Turano
  • Kade Poteet-Herrera


  • Due to COVID19 the family will be hosting private family services


James Madison Poteet

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