OBITUARY

Edgar Lennox "Buck" Potter

October 24, 1935March 29, 2021

Edgar Lennox Potter, 85, affectionately known as “Buck” by family and friends, passed away on Monday, March 29, 2021, after an extended illness in Wilmington, NC.

Buck was born in Maco, NC, October 24,1935 to Daniel Lennex Potter and Wardie Willets Potter. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 33 years, Eula Mae King Potter. He is also survived by his daughter Linda Potter Crawford (Kyle of Wilmington, NC), and sister, Doris Close, of Charleston, SC. He was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnna Potter. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends including Dr. Jack Wilson, Jr., and Dr. Leo Warshauer & staff.

Buck was a faithful member of Winter Park Baptist Church, where he particularly enjoyed the Lunch & Learn fellowship and games of dominoes played with church friends.

After serving in the US Navy, on the USS Cora Sea Aircraft Carrier, Buck began his civilian career in the power industry. He worked several years at Potomac Electric Company in Washington, D. C. He retired with Progress Energy, after several years of service. He was a graduate of Leland High School and participated in High School and Legion Baseball. He loved to travel with his wife Eula and they visited many fun and exotic places. Buck was a real southern gentleman and would always lend a helping hand to anyone who needed him. He was a loving and devoted husband, Daddy, Brother, Uncle and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be missed here on earth but heaven has truly gained an angel.

A visitation will be held Friday, April 2 at 1:00 p.m., in the sanctuary of Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave, Wilmington, NC. Services to follow at 2:00 p.m. at the church. Burial will be at Goshen Baptist Church in Leland, NC.

If so choosing, memorials may be made in Buck’s honor, to Winter Park Baptist Church or The Gary Sinise Foundation.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, April 2, 2021

  • Interment with Military Honors

    Friday, April 2, 2021

Memories

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Glenda Baker

April 3, 2021

Eula my first memory was running into you guys in myrtle beach. Sorry for your loss. Linda so sorry girl thoughts and prayers. Richard and Glenda Elliott Baker.

Karen Varnam Harris

April 3, 2021

Ms. Eula...I am so so sorry to hear about the loss of your precious Mr. Potter..please know you are in my thoughts and prayers...Love..Karen

Deak Walden

April 2, 2021

Dear Eula Mae, I am so sorry for the loss of your wonderful husband, Buck. I admired your love for each other. I pray for God’s peace and grace for you during this difficult time.
Love you
Deak

Betty Rowe

April 2, 2021

Eula, so sorry for the loss of your sweet husband. Always loved to hear Buck play the guitar, and I remember the times that we sang and played together at church. May you find peace and comfort from friends and family during this time. God Bless! Betty and Jeryl

Pat Glazier

April 2, 2021

Eula, Always hold on to your memories. God is by your side as you go through this path. Be blessed that Buck is blessed and well and with his Savior and Lord. Cherish the years you have had and one day you will be with Buck again as you will join him in heaven with your Lord and Savior also.

Janice Parker

April 1, 2021

Eula Mae, I am so sorry about the loss of Buck. He was a wonderful man. You waited for the right one & the Lord sent you
a one in a million . The perfect man for you. There are very special
memories that you have & will keep in your HEART. Our thoughts
& Prayers are with you. Keep your faith & never let it wavier.
We love you. Janice Lewis Parker , Charles B. Smith , Bryant Smith,
and Carolyn Little Baker

Lyle King Family

April 1, 2021

Eula Mae
You found the Bestest of the Best and brought him into the King family and he was so loved by us all. Will never forget the Christmas Party with Buck playing the guitar and the both of you singing!!!!!Loved the Hello Darling on the phone. So many special memories of such an outstanding person!!! We were so blessed to have him in our lives. Peace and love to you.

Laura Wilson

April 1, 2021

Buck was a very special friend of mine. He will be missed greatly.
My thoughts and prayers will be with his family in the coming days.

Dwight Crainshaw

April 1, 2021

I remember Buck from our days at Leland High
We were classmates- Class of '54
We were also baseball teammates Buck was a catcher while I
Was a sometimes pitcher and 3rd baseman
Buck was a good player and an even better
person
Lot of good memories of our school days and later

Dwight Crainshaw

Dylah Madej

April 1, 2021

Mr. Potter was one special, loving, kind human beings. They don't make them like Mr. Potter anymore. He was so very special to me and I loved him and love Mrs. Potter with all my heart. May, he rest in peace. God gained another Angel...

FROM THE FAMILY