On Friday, Sept. 1 at 11:00 a. m. a memorial service for Thomas J. Potter, Jr. will be held at First Christian Church. A reception in the church parlor will follow the service. Tom passed away at his home in The Woodlands TX on August 3.
Born to the late Tom and Juanita Potter on November 30, 1944, Tom grew up in Midland. He participated in many activities during his school years -- Cub Scouts, Boy Scouts, Demolays, Junior Achievement, Little League Baseball and all activities at First Christian Church.
After graduating from Lee High School in 1963 he attended TCU, Odessa Jr. College, and The University of Houston before joining The United States Marine Corps in 1966. In 1969 after he completed his service to his country, Tom returned to The University of Houston and received a BS Degree in Business Administration and Accounting in 1 971. He was the financial officer for several companies during his business career, one being Daly Tools in Conroe, TX, where he was chief financial officer and a vice-president. At the time of his death he managed Future Energy Inc. in Spring, TX, where he had worked for a number of years. Owner and long time friend Roger Creger stated that Tom was a brilliant financial planner.
Survivors include two sons -- Matthew Potter (wife Norene), Nicholas Potter (wife Julie); three grandchildren -- Nathan, Isaac, and Robyn; sister -- Janie Slagle; aunt -- Ellen Sledge; uncle -- Jim Perkins; many cousins and many friends.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church or a charity of one's choice.
Published by Midland Reporter-Telegram on Aug. 31, 2006.