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Fredrick Rodney Potter

December 26, 1929 ~ August 6, 2021 (age 91)


Fredrick Rodney Potter of Alma, Arkansas, formerly of Waldron, Arkansas passed from this life, Friday, August 6, 2021 in Van Buren, Arkansas. Rod was born December 26, 1929 in Alameda, California to William Anson Potter and Ruth Helen (Wolf) Potter. He was 91 years old.

Rod met and married the love of his life, Betty, in Alameda California. There they made their lives together until retirement. They then returned to Arkansas for a slower paced lifestyle. Rod was a connoisseur of old cars and antiques. He especially had an admiration for old clocks. Rod was a military veteran of the United States Marines and the United States Army. He joined the Marines at 17 but had to have a signed permission letter from his parents. He proudly served his country during the Berlin Airlift, and Nuremberg Trials. He was decorated with many metals of accomplishments. Rod was a gentle, kind and warm person.

Rod leaves behind to cherish his memory one brother, Stanley Potter of Reno, Nevada, two nephews, Stephen Potter of Van Buren, Arkansas and Allen Potter and wife Rebecca of Florida. Rod will be missed by all that knew him and the many whose lives he impacted including a host of extended family, friends and neighbors he loved dearly.

Rod was preceded in death by his loving wife of 39 years, Betty Potter and his parents.

Rod's life celebration was  2:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at the Pilot Prairie Cemetery with Rev. Jason Dunn officiating. Interment will follow. Arrangements are being entrusted to the Heritage Memorial Funeral Home in Waldron, Arkansas.

Rod's pallbearers were  Allen Potter, Steve Potter, Terry Wright, John Knight, Howard Wright, Mike Wright and Keith Wright.


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