Thomas Michael "Mike" Potter
1947 - 2020
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Thomas Michael "Mike" Potter of Floral City, FL passed away at the James A. Haley Veteran's Hospital in Tampa, FL on November 23, 2020 at the age of 73. Mike was born in Tampa on January 23, 1947 and was a lifelong Floridian.
He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Navy Seabees and was a Veteran of the Vietnam War.
On September 4, 1971 he married Jeanne (Stickland) with whom he shared 49 years of loving marriage. Mike and Jeanne made Floral City their home 16 years ago after relocating from Tampa.
He was a Baptist by faith and a member of Floral City Baptist Church. Mike absolutely loved the outdoors and knew the woods like the back of his hand, never getting lost.
He enjoyed all outdoor activities including fishing, hunting, air boating and making homemade BBQ for his family and friends. Mike also loved to teach his family and friends how to water ski. He was a member of Floral City VFW Post #7122 and the Inverness Lion's Club.
In addition to his loving wife Jeanne, those left to cherish his memory include his daughter, Stacy Potter Largay and her husband Nick of Floral City, FL his son, William Thomas Michael Potter and his wife Rebekah of Floral City, FL; grandchildren: Jeremy and his wife Nicole, LCpl Steven W Potter of the United States Marine Corps, Bryanna and Caitlin; Step-mother: Gladys Potter; sisters: Joy Gotwalt of Gainesville, GA and Lisa Potter of Spring Hill, FL, and all his nieces and nephews.
A Celebration of Life Memorial Service is scheduled for Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:00 AM from the Chas E Davis Funeral Home and will be conducted by Pastor Michael Sellers and Pastor Eddie Quates of Floral City Baptist Church. Following the chapel service, full military honors will be rendered by Floral City VFW #7122.
Friends are invited to join the family in visitation beginning at 10:00 AM until the hour of service.
Mike will be laid to rest at Florida National Cemetery on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at 1:00pm. Arrangements are under the care of the Chas E. Davis Funeral Home with Crematory, Inverness, FL.
In lieu of flowers the Family has requested Citrus Trees for them to plant in memory of Mike or donations to First Baptist Church of Floral City.
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Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Nov. 29, 2020.
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December 3, 2020
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Anthony Kwan
December 1, 2020
So sorry to hear about Mike's passing. Our sincerest condolences go out to Jeanne and their families. Mike was the nicest, southern gentleman that we have ever met. He will be greatly missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mike & Sue Ellen Friddle
November 30, 2020
I have only known Mike for a couple of years and met him through my business. It was an honor to know him for this short time. He was a righteous and humble man who loved his God, family and country. A brother in Christ and a Vietnam brother who served his country. God bless and comfort your family, praying for you all.
Wilfred Rodriguez Jr.
November 29, 2020
We are sorry for your loss. We will always remember your Dad taking us on the airboat ride and showing us one of his favorite spots. He will be missed.
Karen and Kenny Thieme
November 29, 2020
You will forever be in our hearts. ❤
WT & Rebekah Potter
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