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Homer Q. Potter

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Potter Homer Q. Potter, 94, of Ashland, Ohio, passed away peacefully June 22, 2013 at his residence. Homer was born December 18, 1918 in Lawrence County, Kentucky, living most of his life in Columbus, Ohio. The first in his family to attend college, Homer was the 1942 class president at Berea College where he earned a bachelor of Arts degree in both history and political science. As a member of the "Greatest Generation", he served this nation for 30 years with the United States Department of Defense, and served six Commanders in Chief from President Truman to President Carter. His supply operations expertise supported all branches of military efforts in Korea and Viet Nam. He loved to discuss politics and was passionate about achieving a memorial, now located in Louisa, Kentucky, dedicated to Fredrick Moore Vinson, the 13th Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Homer was married to Virgie Smith on August 30, 1946 and was preceded in death by his beloved wife in 2011. He was also preceded in death by his parents Martin and Ethel Soard Potter, sisters Elizabeth and Roberta, brothers Martin, Jr., Creed, James, and son in law Duane Vance. Homer is survived by two sons, David (Pam) Potter of Ashland, Ohio and Quentin (Cynthia Burnell) of Avon, Ohio; a daughter, Linda Vance of Washington Courthouse, Ohio; grandchildren, Lindsey Young of Ashland, Ohio, and Josh Vance of Washington Courthouse; great granddaughters, Carlee Jane and Hayden Grace Young; sisters, Mildred Ryan and Edith Redding; and beloved brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. The funeral service will be at 11 a.m., preceded by a one hour visitation Wednesday, July 3, 2013, at PRESTON FAMILY FUNERAL HOME in Ashland, Kentucky. Burial will be in the Potter Cemetery in Lawrence County, Kentucky at the mouth of Blaine Creek and the Big Sandy River. Contributions may be made in Homer's memory to the Berea Fund, Berea College, Berea, Kentucky 40404. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.prestonfamilyfuneralhome.com


Published in The Columbus Dispatch on June 26, 2013
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