Pottinger, James D. Loving father and husband, James Daniel Pottinger was called to be with Our Lord on June 9, 2014. Those who knew Jim enjoyed his wit and engaging personality. Jim was born on November 17, 1922, in Charleston, MO. He was a graduate of Saint Henry's High School, Charleston, MO. Jim served as an Army Air Corp Pilot during WWII in France and Germany flying P-47 aircraft with the 36 th Fighter Group receiving a Purple Heart. He married his High School sweetheart Catherine in 1946. They enjoyed 62 years together before Catherine joined God in Heaven. He graduated from Rolla School of Mines in St. Louis, MO as an Aeronautical Engineer. He worked at Vought Aeronautics and became Chief of Flight Test during the F-8 fighter plane development. He also was the launch site manager for the Scout Missile program launching low orbit satellites for W.Germany, France, Netherlands and Italy. He is a parishioner of St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church of Dallas and was a member of their Knights of Columbus council. Jim is survived by son, James, and his wife, Glendolyn Pottinger; daughter, Camelia Pottinger; daughter, Emma Stevens, and her husband, Jay; son, Philip Pottinger, and his wife, Nancy; brother, Hardy Pottinger; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Along with his wife Catherine, James is predeceased by his son-in-law Ralph Patrick, husband to Camelia Pottinger. Visitation with family is 6-8 pm, Thursday, June 12, at Jaynes with Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Repose and funeral will be 10:00 am, Friday, June 13, at St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church, 4015 S. Hampton Rd., Dallas.
Jaynes Memorial Chapel
811 South Cockrell Hill Road Duncanville, TX 75137
Published in Dallas Morning News from June 11 to June 12, 2014