Retired auto mechanic
Thomas Calvin Potter, 82, a lifelong resident of Tularosa, died Monday, June 22, 2009, at Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center.
Mr. Potter was born July 15, 1926, in Tularosa to John Uel and Nellie (Crawford) Potter. He was an Army veteran of World War II, and owned and operated Tom and Lonny's Auto Repair and Salvage for 22 years.
Survivors include his wife of 49 years, Mary Potter, of the family home; a daughter, Melissa Sitts, and her husband, Lee Karl, of Tularosa; four grandchildren, Jason Lewis and his wife, Hila, of Del Rio, Texas, Charles Lewis and Benjamin Lewis, of Tularosa, and Stephanie Eyre and her husband, Raymond, of Safford, Ariz.; two great-grandchildren, Tom Lewis of Del Rio, and Alex Eyre, of Safford; a sister, Marjorie Fleming, of Weed; and his care givers Lonny and Patsy Parsons, of Tularosa.
Funeral services will be conducted Saturday, June 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. in the Hamilton-O'Dell chapel with the Rev. Billy Tucker officiating.
Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Tularosa.
Friends may call Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Hamilton-O'Dell Funeral Home.
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Published by Alamogordo Daily News from Jun. 24 to Jul. 9, 2009.