Stanley George Potter, Sr.
Stanley G. Potter Sr. age 92, passed away peacefully at his home in Fernandina Beach, FL on Sunday, March 14, 2021.
He was born on September 23, 1928 in Orange, NJ to the late Joseph Potter and Mabel Harper. He grew up in Bloomfield, NJ and left school to join the Army. After serving as a Tech 5 in the Army, he met and married his sweetheart of three years Lucy Jane Raue on June 16, 1951. He began working and becoming highly skilled with Brown and Sharpe screw machines. He became a foreman at his job in West Milford, NJ. God blessed them with five, beautiful children in their home there. They were further blessed with nine grandchildren and nineteen, great-grandchildren. They remember him as a loving, godly, kind and humorous Dad who always encouraged them to move along to pursue their dreams in learning a skill and always keeping God in their lives.
Stanley loved traveling and camping with the family while still doing some wood working. He greatly enjoyed playing his harmonica which he was very skilled at since he was nine years old. He played on stage with a Hank Williams impersonator in Branson, Missouri. They even offered him a job there. He also played the harmonica at nursing homes with Lucy singing along with him.
Stanley was also an active member, along with his wife, teaching Sunday School, doing music and was active with the Couples Club. He was a deacon at Echo Lake Baptist Church in West Milford, NJ.
He leaves behind his wife, Lucy, waiting to be caught up and joined with him to God in His timing for her. He also leaves his son, Stanley, Jr. and his wife Kate of Yulee, Florida; his son, Gordon of Ft. Collins, Colorado; daughter, Debbie and her husband Garry of Charlotte, North Carolina; son, Glenn of Fernandina Beach, Florida; and a son, Daryl of Fernandina Beach, Florida; nine grandchildren, plus nineteen great-grandchildren.
Services to celebrate his life will be at 11:00 am on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Anchor Church of God in Callahan, Florida.
Donations may be made in his memory to Water for Life in India, Fernandina Beach Fire Rescue or Jews for Jesus.