Dwight T. Potter

Dwight T. Potter

Tom passed away Thursday, June 22, 2017 at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit.

He was born February 23, 1953 in Detroit the son of Clarence and Mildred (Mullins) Potter. Tom was a 1971 graduate of Otsego High School and served his country in the Army Reserves. As a young man he had worked at Harding’s in Otsego and at Gibson Guitar. For 25 years he had worked at Parker Hannifin until his retirement in 2002. Following retirement he had worked at Metron in Allegan.

In his spare time Tom enjoyed playing softball, golfing, bowling, doing crossword puzzles, listening to classic rock and writing poetry. He was an avid reader and loved dogs, especially Layla his pomeranian.

Surviving are his parents; siblings, Annie (Roger) Kruithoff of Alamo and Steve (Julie) Potter of Alamo; 3 nephews and 1 niece, Jeremy, Jessey, Brock and Nolan and great-nieces, Presley and Paige.

Friends may visit with Tom’s family starting at 2:00 P.M., Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego until the time of the funeral service at 4:00 P.M. with Pastor Dan Minor officiating.

Cremation will follow.

Contributions in memory of Tom may be made to the SPCA of Southwest Michigan.

Messages of condolence may be posted at www.WinkelFuneralHome.com.

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  1. Dimple Caudill says:

    Love you cousin! Rip Tommy

  2. Ron and Ruth Young says:

    So sorry for your loss . May God give you His Peace.

  3. Andrea Potter Kellackey (& Dr Newt) says:

    I’m so sorry to hear about Tommy! I’m not always aware of what’s happening with my cousins, but I do care,very much. God bless. Prayers of comfort for the whole family.

  4. Vickie says:

    Lots of fond memories and fun times.
    Praying for peace and comfort to all family and friends. So sorry for your sadness and loss.

  5. Willie Harrison says:

    A good and fun man I had many good years with tom at Parker and the golf leagues ! RIP FRIEND

  6. Jerri Carrott says:

    My memories of Tom take me back to the 70’s. He was so handsome, shy and just a really sweet young man. What a great loss to those left behind, may you find peace in knowing, one day we will see Tom again. Gone, for a moment, yet never forgotten.

  7. Jerry and Alesia Krueger says:

    Sending prayers to you and your family Steve.

  8. Tammy Bailey says:

    My sincere condolences to the Potter family. So many fond memories of Tommy, from watching Alamo Little League games to just getting a hug and a smile whenever I saw him around town.

  9. rick and Mary Howrigon says:

    Our sympathy to Toms family. He was a Great man. He will be missed
    R.I.P. Tom

  10. Kathleen (Snyder) Fisher says:

    I graduated with Tom, and am so sorry to hear of his passing. I am unable to make it to visitation or funeral. But I want you to know I am sending prayers for peace and comfort to his family and friends. Godspeed, Tom.

  11. Diane Boysen says:

    To the families: I attended school with Tom. So sorry to hear he has passed on. May your memories sustain you during this very difficult time. Tom was a very nice person. Gone too soon.

  12. Don & Jan Stanfill says:

    We are so very sorry and saddened by the news about Tommy. We can’t express enough our sorrow for your loss.I grew up around the family and even though we don’t see each other very often,still hold you all so close in my heart. Love and prayers to all of you! Don &Jan Stanfill

  13. Bryon and Kandy Campbell says:

    To the Potter Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad sitting in the stands following his grandkids. A die hard Kentucky fan and someone who was always friendly. May you have peace and remember all the memories.

    Sincerely,
    Bryon, Kandy, Jordan, and Brandan Campbell

  14. Dee Zimmerman Collick says:

    So sorry. Saw him awhile ago. He didn’t know me but was surprised when I called him Tom instead of Dwight. I left it at that thinking when I saw him again I might remind him. Sorry for your loss.

  15. Rick & Kandy Steinke says:

    Steve, Julie and Boys:

    We are so sorry for the loss of your brother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    God Bless each and everyone.

  16. Angie Sword says:

    Thoughts and prayers for all of you, sorry can’t be there. Love you all.

  17. Joyce Johnson says:

    I am praying and have you in my thoughts. I love you sister!

  18. Darl and Joyce Gilliland says:

    Our love and sympathies to all of you. May you feel the love and prayers being said for you during this difficult time. God bless you.

  19. Louise says:

    rest in peace Tom , you will always b in my heart

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