Born: Jan. 5, 1947; in Chicago Heights, IL
Died: Aug. 16, 2014; in Joliet, IL
Robert "Bob" Potter, age 67, of Wilmington, passed away August 16, 2014, at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Born January 5, 1947, in Chicago Heights, Robert Eugene was a son of the late Dallas L. Potter and Leta Brown. He was raised and educated in Steger and went on to honorably serve in the US Navy.
Bob retired from Ivex Paper Mill at the age of 64; formerly owned and operated The Wax Pak, baseball card shop in Channahon, and was a professional residential painter. He belonged to the Meneoka Sports and Recreation Club, and enjoyed camping,fishing, hunting and grilling out. Bob will be remembered as a great Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bears fan.
Survivors include his wife Patricia, whom he married on March 31, 1977, in York,PA; children: Dallas (Monica) Vignone of Jacksonville, Shelly(Bret) Hinegardnar of Manchester, Todd (Karyn) Potter of Coal City and Ira (Kelly) Potter of Marseilles; twelve grandchildren; sister, Cathy Brown of Wilmington, and brothers: Jim (Mary Beth) Potter and Donald (Sharon) Potter, both of Texas, as well as his great friend Joel Davis of Wilmington.
Robert was preceded in death by his parents.
Visitation and video tribute will be Monday, August 18th between the hours of 4:00p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at Baskerville Funeral Home, 700 East Kahler Road in Wilmington (815-476-2181). Funeral services will follow Tuesday morning August 19th at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home with funeral celebrant Violette Baskerville, CFC officiating.
In the spirit of Bob's enthusiasm of the Chicago Blackhawks and Chicago Bears, family and friends attending the visitation and services are invited to wear their favorite sports attire as a tribute to Bob. Burial with full military honors will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
Preferred memorials may be made as gifts in Robert's memory to his family for their distribution.
Online guest book: www.BaskervilleFuneral.com
Published in The Herald-News on Aug. 17, 2014