Sherman G. Potter

Sherman G. Potter

Sherman passed away, Sunday, June 24, 2018 at his home in Alamo Township.

He was born April 17, 1934 in Neon, Kentucky, the son of Sherman and Thursie (Akers) Potter. Sherman had worked at Shakespeare Company for 10 years, Eaton Transmission for 18 years and at Woodwork Specialties for 13 years until his retirement.

In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, hunting and spending time with his family.

On June 28, 1954 in Kalamazoo he married Onalee Ordiway who survives.

Also surviving are his children, Sherman (Vanessa) Potter, Dawn Potter-Williams and Kenneth Potter; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren and siblings, Tom Potter and Phyllis Duty.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Cecil, Joe, Anderson, Clifford, Jack, Mabel and Elia.

Friends may visit with Sherman’s family starting at 10:00 A.M., Saturday, June 30, 2018 at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, until the time of the funeral service at 11:00 A.M., with Pastor Ray Brown officiating.

Burial will follow at Alamo Center Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers contributions in memory of Sherman may be made to Reverence Hospice or to the charity of your choice.

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  1. June Millar says:

    May shared memories and love of those around you provide comfort and peace to get you through the days ahead. My sincerest condolences to the Sherman Potter family

  2. Debra Quillen says:

    My best wishes and deepest sympathies to his family and friends.

  3. Debra Quillen says:

    Deepest condolences and best wishes for the family and friends.

  4. Bryon & Kandy Campbell says:

    Steve, Julie, Brock and Nolan,
    I am sorry for your loss. I remember your Dad/Grandfather was a huge fan of his family. He love his grandsons and watching them compete in sports. I am sure you will miss him. Prayers for you and your family.

    Bryon & Kandy Campbell

  5. William Bennett says:

    I would like to express my best wishes and deepest sympathies to the Sherman Potter family and friends.

  6. Lynne Cook says:

    So sorry to hear of your loss, Dawn. Just know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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