Matthew "Conway" Potter

December 25, 1967 - January 7, 2023

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Matthew “Conway” Potter passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday
January 7, 2023. Conway was born to John Nathaniel Potter, Sr and Veda Kirk Potter on
December 25, 1967. He was the grandson of Mack and Tinnie Potter and Wesley A. Kirk and
Gladys Tate Kirk. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.

Conway is survived by his loving wife of twenty-six years: Amy Credle Potter; a daughter: Emma
Joyce Potter; a son: Jacob Nathaniel Potter; his mother Veda Kirk Potter; two brothers: John
Potter, Jr. (Laura Lee), Michael Potter; a sister: Jeannie Potter Huber (Joe) and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.

Conway loved God and his family. His life was a testimony to what faith can do, having
overcome many medical obstacles since a hunting accident in 1985. He was humble and loving
to everyone he met, and a witness for God at all times. His gentle spirit and quiet ways spoke
volumes, yet his sense of humor was always present. He loved the outdoors -especially the
creeks and rivers that he grew up enjoying. For many years, Conway enjoyed meeting the
boaters and fishermen who would visit his marina on North Creek. He enjoyed hosting fishing
tournaments at the marina and often shared his testimony during the events. He was simply a
remarkable person and loved by many. His presence here will be missed but there is comfort in
knowing that Conway was welcomed into Heaven and given complete healing there.

A funeral service will be held at The River Church in Bath on Saturday January 14, 2023 at 11:00am. The burial will follow at Ryder Hill Cemetery at Pamlico Beach.
The family will receive friends at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service on Friday January 13, 2023,
from 6:00-8:00pm and at other times at the home of John and Laura Lee Potter at 125 Pamlico
Riverside Drive, Belhaven. The family would like to thank Community Home Care and Hospice
for the kindness and compassion shown to Conway.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is proud to assist the Potter family in their time of need.


Saturday, January 14, 2023
11:00 AM

The River Church - Directions
5160 NC-92
Bath, NC 27808


Saturday, January 14, 2023
1:00 PM

Ryder Hill Cemetery - Directions
Pamlico Beach Community, NC

Visiting Hours

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service
  • Friday, January 13, 2023
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

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  • March 29, 2023
    Beth Browne says:
    An absolutely inspiring man. My heart goes out to the family!

  • January 23, 2023
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  • January 13, 2023
    Lorene Moores says:
    We love you all, so sorry for the loss. Conway was such an amazing man! Such a sweet spirit. It is so hard to lose our loved ones, but with God’s presence we can overcome! Praying for peace in the days to come. 🙏

  • January 13, 2023
    Kurt says:
    Conway was definitely one of the "good guys". Always had a smile for you and a helping hand if you needed it. He will be missed

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  • January 12, 2023
    Scott Brown says:
    Amy Tammy told me tonight. Tears in my eyes he is such a Christ- like gentleman. What an inspiration, not only his faith but the way he handled tasks around the Marina. I was amazed the first time I saw him moving down the dock. I told Trish, LOOK AT HIM!! We never stopped being impressed by his tenacity. Bless you and your children and family.

  • January 12, 2023
    Carl & Hope Wilkins says:
    It is with a heavy heart I write for the loss of a beloved family member and friend to many, but with a joyful spirit for the homegoing of a dear and worthy Saint of God! World, take note of this Godly young man gone way too soon. Comfort our selfish hearts, that are bound to him in loves loss. His life is a testimony of his love for Jesus Christ and his legacy will live in the testimony of others about him. As a Christian myself, I look upon Conway's life as a valuable learning tool and lesson on how to love and live for Christ. Oh, if only the world could be filled with men like him, but they are so very rare these days. To his wife and children, his mother and all who loved him, my prayers for peace, comfort and strength are with you today and in the coming days. Thank you, Conway, for having the courage to be that light on a hill that no one could extinguish. Well done, thou good and faithful servant! With sincerest love, Carl & Hope Wilkins

  • January 11, 2023
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    James H. Dautremont says:
    Golly, my heart aches. Brother Conway was always an inspiration to me -- ever since we first met him. When I would start to feel sorry for myself because of my old-age aches, I would say to myself, "If Conway can take his health challenges, then I ought to be able to cope with my relatively trivial issues." Now Conway is no longer with us in body; but his spirit lives on within me for the rest of my life.

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  • January 11, 2023
    Jennifer Hopkins says:
    Conway was always so kind. He was mighty testimony for God. My prayers are with you all.

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  • January 11, 2023
    Chris and Julie Moye says:
    Conway was such a great fellow and utterly optimistic. He was immediately a friend to people who met him. His love for his family was apparent in everything he did and said. We met him when my husband Chris worked on his house and we kept a boat at the marina for that year. He was truly one of the nicest people we have ever met before or since. His passing is a loss for the entire community. We wish the family peace and love. Sincerely, Julie and Chris Moye, Kitty Hawk

  • January 10, 2023
    Teresa Braddy says:
    My thoughts and Prayers are with all of you through this difficult time.

  • January 10, 2023
    Nikki Foreman Selby says:
    Oh Amy , Ms. Veda and all of his family... I am Soo Sorry about your pain right now...but knowing Conway and his love for Jesus he is at such a peace now...God bless you all and I pray for a peace to overcome you all that you know it's our loving Father above that is soothing and comforting our hearts...sending love and hugs to each and everyone...and let me add that I am Soo glad I got to speak to him shortly after the passing of his daddy and he told me the story of how his daddy got saved..and the joy that was on Conway's face as he told me this story I am soooo glad to know that this is how I will remember him and that joyful excited happy expression he had about his daddy..oh it made my day as I cried happy tears as he told you all❤️

  • January 10, 2023
    Colin & Anita Bridgman says:
    Amy and family, I'm so sorry to hear of Conway passing. God knew it was his time he's in no pain now. Cherish all your memories. God will get you through this time in need, He will walk beside you every step of the way. We will keep you and your family in our prayers and thoughts. God Bless each of you.

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  • January 10, 2023
    Benita Fulford Lagcher says:
    My prayers are going up for the family. I know your loss is great but his christian spirit touched all who were acquainted with him. He will be missed by all.

  • January 10, 2023
    stanley & sandra Brantley says:
    Sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with the family. May God bless all of the family.

  • January 09, 2023
    Bobby J says:
    If there ever were a Man of God, it was Conway. His gentle spirit and kindness changed the world around him. He touched so many lives by living his life with a smile through so much adversity. We love you Amy and family. Conway set a high Godly standard that we all should follow. Dance all you want to now Conway, you are healed.

  • January 09, 2023
    Tammy Sadler Osnoe says:
    If more people were like Conway, it would be a much kinder world! He will be missed by so many. We know we'll see him again 🕊🤍🕊 soon. Love you Amy and family. 🤍

  • January 09, 2023
    Sherry Foster-Derrick says:
    Sending prayers to the family and friends. Conway was such a caring person who will be greatly missed. May God bless you with strength and hope in this time of sorrow.