Thomas Potter
1937 - 2020
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Thomas Potter age 82 of Zeeland, entered into his heavenly home on Monday, September 21, 2020.
He was preceded in death by his wife Phyllis in 2017. Tom was a loving husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather. He was active in the life of his church and enjoyed fishing. Tom worked in construction for several years and retired from Howard Miller in 2000.
He is survived by his sons: Rick (Lynn) Potter, Tommy Potter, Todd (Joann) Potter, and Troy (Pam) Potter; grandchildren: Chelsea (Jeremy) Raak, Travis (Kim) Potter, Carlya (Jeff) Mc Gruder, Camryn Potter, Colleen Potter and Janelle Potter and her fiancé Jordan Taylor, and 7 great grandchildren; siblings: Earl Potter, James Potter, Gene (Therese) Potter, Patricia Peterson, Rosemary (Lee) Vanbeek, Charles Potter, Marvin (Loshie) Potter, Edward (Chris) Potter, Elizabeth Janssen and Jack Potter; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dan Renwick, Cliff Gryzen, Sandy (Robert) Vandebunte, and Dwight (Judy) Elenbaas; as well as nieces and nephews.
Visitation will be 5-7 pm, Friday, September 25, 2020 at the Yntema Funeral Home, 251 S. State Street, Zeeland, 49464, as well as 10:00-10:45 am prior to the funeral service at 11:00 am on Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Ottawa Reformed Church, 11390 Stanton, West Olive, MI 49460. Interment will be in Olive Township Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Wes Leonard Heart Foundation.
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Published in The Holland Sentinel on Sep. 23, 2020.
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September 25, 2020
My thoughts and prayers to the Potter family.❤
Sue Andringa
Family Friend
September 24, 2020
I got to know Tom at Howard Miller. We worked for many years together and he always was there spunky and with a smile on his face . Lost track after he retired but he was there for support when I lost my husband last year. He was always there for support or just for a ear and a cup of coffee. Our mission was to visit another co worker and give him a bit of a hard time. Lol. He was a awesome person big heart. I will miss your frequent calls . Your back with Phyllis doing what they loved most . Together and Fishing.
R.I.P. guy. You will certainly be missed.
Vicki L Driesenga
Coworker
September 23, 2020
I knew Tom and Phyllis almost all my life, and sure enjoyed their friendship. I miss them and all the fun we had together, especially the fishing trips. My heartfelt condolences to the family. Jan Phelps Hart
Janice Hart
Friend
September 22, 2020
Mollie said he was my buddy. We will all miss him in our church.
Douglas Morren
Friend
September 22, 2020
So very sorry for your loss, as much as we love Janelle I'm sure he was an amazing man. I'm sorry we never met him. We pray for comfort for your family at this time.
Wayne and Ellie Taylor
Ellie Taylor
Family Friend
September 22, 2020
My heart goes out to my cousin Tom, It brought sadness & tears when I was informed. I am so sorry to hear about Tom. He left this earth to be with Our Heavenly Father, just think- he is with Phyllis. Tom wouldn't want us to shed tears because he is in a better place, Heaven what a beautiful mansion he's living in; read John 14. Let not your heart be troubled, I go to prepare a place for you. Remember, do not let your heart be sad. Jesus given us a beautiful promise.
Hope Waidelich
September 23, 2020
Tom was a wonderful man! I met him at Howard Miller and remained friends with him after he retired. He will be missed!
Cheryl Ritchie
Friend
September 23, 2020
Sorry for your loss.
Sally Guy
Coworker
September 23, 2020
Todd and family, my thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. The Lord must have needed a hand with some projects and found a carpenter to fill the void. I pray for strength during this time and also for the joyous memories to fill your mind. Rest in peace my old friend.
Karl
Coworker
September 23, 2020
No words seem enough. Please know my love, strength and prayers are with all of you. _Maurine Baker
Maurine Baker
Family Friend
September 22, 2020
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