James "Jimmy" Thomas Potter

August 11, 1959 - December 9, 2017

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James Thomas Potter
August 11, 1959 – December 09, 2017
James "Jimmy" Thomas Potter, 58, took his last breath and went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on December 09, 2017.
The celebration of his life will be held at Washington Assembly of God, 2029 West 5th Street, Washington, NC on Thursday December 14 at 7:00 pm. The family visitation will be from 6:00 pm until the funeral hour. They are receiving friends at 312 Circle Street, Washington, NC.
Jimmy was born in Beaufort County on August 11, 1959 to the late Owen Eugene Potter and Annie Bell Henries Potter. Jimmy attended Washington High School and proceeded his education at Beaufort Community College, Edgecombe Community College, and Davidson County Community College. He took an early retirement from the City of Washington as a First-Class Lineman after 23 years.
Many knew of Jimmy as the bass player for different bands throughout the years and for his love of music. He always stayed busy doing mechanics, landscaping, electronical work, metal detecting, a remote-control enthusiast, working with his tractors, riding the Kubota with his dog "Marley," and traveling with his wife and family.
He leaves behind to cherish his memory a loving family; his devoted wife of 37 years Lucinda "Cindy" Windley Potter, a son Jason Thomas Potter, a daughter Bridgette Koonce Story and her husband Jerry. Jimmy has 4 grandchildren; Kayla Luke, Gavin Story, Jaxson Potter, and Jordan Potter. He also leaves behind three nephews Clint Asby, Michael Windley, and Jeffrey Potter, and a niece Coley Asby.
In addition to his parents, Jimmy was preceded in death by his brother Robert Owen Potter, his sister Deloris Gene Potter, and his beloved grandmother Lillian Smith Henries.
Flowers are appreciated, or memorial contributions may be made to the Jaycee Burn Center, UNC Hospital, 101 Manning Drive, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7600.
You may share a memory with the family by visiting www.josephpaulfdl.com
Joseph B. Paul, Jr. Funeral Director Licensee of Washington is serving the Potter family.

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Memorial Service

Thursday, December 14, 2017
7:00 PM

Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street
Washington, NC 27889

Memorial Service

Thursday, December 14, 2017
7:00 PM

Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street
Washington, NC 27889

Visiting Hours

Washington Assembly of God - Directions
2029 West 5th Street, Washington, NC 27889
  • Thursday, December 14, 2017

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  • December 24, 2017
    shelby ives says:
    Half Pint, Bridget, and Jason what a devoted wife and family you have been. I remember the days of old at the Golden Coral and how you took care of him as you continued to work with us. May God provide His grace and comfort and only He can do and know your friends are praying for you.

  • December 15, 2017
    william barr says:
    he was one fine person I enjoyed our friendship and the times we played music together and the times we hang out I am so sorry for the family loss may god be with you god bless praying for you and your family through these tough times

  • December 15, 2017
    Ollie L. Moore says:
    So sorry to hear of Jimmy's passing. He was a true gentleman and remarkable in all the accomplishments he achieved in life. I will keep you in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • December 14, 2017
    sybil Tiedemann says:
    Cindy and Family, you are all in my thoughts and Prayers,May God give you Peace and Comfort,as only he can.

  • December 13, 2017
    Richard & Susan Pittman says:
    So sorry for your family's great loss. Keeping you in our thoughts.

  • December 12, 2017
    Diane Jackson says:
    My CindyLouWho, I can't find the words 2 express my deepest Condolences 2 u & the rest of the family. My ♥ is simply breaking 4 u all. May God be by your side in the days,weeks,& months as u learn 2 live without J. P. He was a remarkable man to have gone tjru what he did, and then 2 accomplish all that he did. Try not 2 think of this as a good-bye, but rather a "See you when I get there." I love u all & I'm always here.

  • December 12, 2017
    Judy Beacham says:
    So sorry Cindy and family.

  • December 12, 2017
    helen brinn says:
    prayers and love for you all.the legacy of Jimmy Potter has made the world a better place.

  • December 12, 2017
    Barbie Alligood says:
    God bless you and your family, Cindy so sorry for your lost. From Barbie and Tommy Alligood

  • December 11, 2017
    Connie Cleary says:
    So sorry our thoughts and prayers are with all of you!

  • December 11, 2017
    Mebane Fordham says:
    Cindy, I'm so very sorry.

  • December 11, 2017
    Jessica Bianco says:
    Many thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Thinking of you all!

  • December 11, 2017
    Frances Sheppard says:
    Sending prayers for peace and comfort.

  • December 10, 2017
    Jane Hannah says:
    My deepest sympathies