JOHN E. POTTER

Posted Sept. 25, 2008, at 11:17 p.m.

LEVANT – John Edward Potter, 75, died Oct. 10, 2004, at a Bangor hospital. He was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Boston, the son of Jack and Pauline (Leach) Potter. John enlisted in the Army Air Force during World War II and served in Japan. He also served in the Korean War in the Air Force. Following his service duty, he was employed at St. Regis Paper Company in Bucksport. He then worked for Brake Service and for many years was a parts man for A.J. Cole. After retiring, he returned to work for a few years at Freightliner. He loved horse racing and betting, was an avid hunter, drove stock cars at the Exeter track and followed stock car races and NASCAR. In addition to his wife, Joan (Smith) Potter, he is survived by two sons, Lloyd Scripture and wife, Joyce, of Hermon, Larry Scripture and wife, Darlene of Hermon; two daughters, Wanda Potter and companion, Leo Coombs, Donna Carleton and companion, Sean Soucie, of Levant; three brothers, Jim Potter and wife, Ruth, of New York, William Potter and companion, Kathy, of Bucksport, Ronald Potter and wife, Sandra, of Orland; 11 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by a sister, Alice Powers. Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, at Foley Funeral Service, 299 Union St., Bangor, where funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, with the Rev. Kenneth Dale officiating. Interment will be in the New Maine Veteran’s Memorial Cemetery, Augusta, at a later date.

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