MOUNT HOLLY ? Billy Donald Poteat, 85, 315 Madison Drive, died Saturday, May 11, 2013.
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He was born in Spindale, son of the late William L. Poteat and Mary Howard Poteat. He was preceded in death by a sister, Thelma Sweezy.
He was retired from Duke Energy, was a U.S. Navy World War II veteran, a member of the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, a member of Mount Holly Masonic Lodge No. 544, the Scottish Rite Bodies, the Oasis Temple of the Shrine, and the Oasis Temple Drum and Bugle Corps.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Delores Coleman Poteat; two sons, Ervin L. Poteat and wife, Kathy, of Santa Maria, Calif., and Donald C. Poteat and his companion, Selena Henkel, of Mount Holly; two daughters, Cheryl P. Bolding and husband, David, of Mount Holly, and Melissa Efird and hus-band, Jeff, of Charleston, S.C.; four grandchildren, Wade Howard, of Mount Holly, Paige Bolding, of Mount Holly, Corey York, of Mount Holly, and Coleman Efird, of Charleston, S.C.; one great-grandchild, Isebella Bates; one stepgrandchild, Heather Morrison and husband, Doug, of Charleston, S.C.; and an adopted grandson, Tony McKeown.
A service to celebrate the life of Mr. Poteat, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 13, 2013, at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd in Mount Holly, with the Rev. Edward Crotty officiating.
Burial will follow at Hillcrest Gardens Cemetery.
The family will receive friends from 7-8:30 p.m. Sunday at Woodlawn Funeral Home.
Memorials may be made to the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 110 South Main St., Mount Holly, NC 28120 or to the
Oasis Shriner?s Hospital for Children, 604 Doug Mayes Place, Charlotte, NC 28262.
Woodlawn Funeral Home of Mount Holly is serving the Poteat family.
Published in Gaston Gazette from May 11 to May 13, 2013