Obituary of Richard Potter
Richard (Dick) Edward Potter, age 86, long time resident of Tully, New York, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 29, 2023. He was born Christmas Day, December 25, 1936, in Fabius, NY.
He is preceded in death by his parents (Wilbur and Mary), siblings George Potter, Phil Potter, Thelma Mazzoli, Bob Finch and Raymond Finch.
Dick is survived by his wife of 59 years Connie (Nellenback); 6 children Annette Bizub (Mark), Brenda Biggs (Brad), Tim Potter (Mary), Rick Potter, Amanda Grover (Mel) and Liz VanMarter (Dennis); grandchildren Nathaniel, Jessica, Bradley, Travis, Rachel, Brady, Camryn, Rory and Tyler; great grandchild Ryder; nephews Jimmy, Donald, David and niece Mary, and a host of friends.
Dick grew up in Fabius, living with his grandparents, and worked at the Skeele Dairy farm before joining the United States Army. After serving in the military, he worked at Cecil and Paul's Mobil Gas Service Station in Fayetteville, NY. It was in Fayetteville that Dick and Connie met at a Friday night dance. The smitten couple wed in 1964 and a few years later moved their family to Tully, NY. Dick retired from Tully Agway after a 30 year career supporting agricultural services and transportation. In his spare time, Dick worked as a supervisor at Song Mountain Ski Resort and loyally served his community.
Dick loved telling stories, tinkering around automobiles, hunting, cheering on Syracuse sports teams, and offering a helping hand to others. Dick especially enjoyed spending time with his family as a devoted father and cherished time with his grandchildren.
Calling hours will be held at Ballweg & Lunsford Funeral Home in LaFayette, New York, on Friday, June 2, 2023 from 1pm - 4pm with a Celebration of Life service to follow at 4pm. A reception will follow the services at St. Leo's Church, Tully NY.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be sent to St. Leo's Church Food Pantry or Francis House in Syracuse, NY