Photo courtesy of Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel

David Wells Potter

Roanoke, Virginia


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Oakey’s Roanoke Chapel Obituary

David Wells Potter, 83, of Roanoke, VA, passed away on Thursday, November 28, 2018.

He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Jeannette Sivertsen Potter; three children, Pamela (Gary) Mauk of NC, Dana (Ann Marie) Potter of MA, and Kathryn (Eliot) Potter of NC; and three grandchildren, Christopher (Kristin) Mauk, Katherine Potter and Ivan Potter-Smith.

Arrangements will be private.

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Mrs. Potter, I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Mr. Potter. He was a very strong supporter of LOA and our seniors and we will miss him.

Dave excelled in every endeavor that he undertook. He was a real proponent of amateur radio, a hobby that he pursued for over 60 years. He influenced for good those that were new comers to the hobby. When he assumed the role of instructor, he worked with the students with patience. I valued the assistance he gave to others and me. He will be missed by so many in the ham radio community.

Glen Sage

He often answered the phone when I would call Jeannette about our Stitch and Chat meeting..He was charming and had a gentle voice..a gentleman

David Potter was my Scout Master his son Dana was in my patrol & we became fast friends I was at their house so much that Dave in a way was a second fatherhood me .... he was an intelligent man who loved his wife & family he could be an outdoorsman taking Dana & I on backpacking trips on the Appellation trail it was with great sadness that I learned of his passing I pray that the good Lord give his family comfort & peace in the days to come