Thomas Edward Potter
1956 - 2020
BORN
1956
DIED
September 13, 2020
FUNERAL HOME
Wilks Funeral Home
211 West Chubbuck Road
Chubbuck, ID 83202
Thomas "Tom" Edward Potter of Pocatello, Idaho, died September 13, 2020.

He was born on May 26,1956 in Idaho Falls Idaho to Effie Florence Emery Potter and Donald Gene Potter. He grew up in Idaho Falls and graduated from Idaho Falls High School in 1974. At the age of 17, his long career in the flooring industry began with the carpet department at Sears and Roebuck in Idaho Falls. Tom would go on to owning his own thriving business, Carpet Plus Color Tile in Pocatello.

He married his high school sweetheart, Diana Gay McAtee on October 11, 1975. They lived in Idaho Falls where they welcomed daughter Brooklynne in 1978. In 1981, they moved to Pocatello, Idaho.

In the four decades Tom lived in Pocatello, he was deeply involved in various civic and artistic organizations and endeavors particularly the Rotary Club of Pocatello and the Westside Players Inc where he served as President for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Diana, daughter Brooklynne, granddaughter Stella, mother Effie Florence, brothers Donald (Diane) Potter and Michael (Cheri) Potter. He is preceded in death by his father Donald, and his brother, Kenneth Potter.

In leu of flowers, please make contributions in Tom's memory to Valley Mission, Fort Hall ROAR, Westside Players, Rotary Club of Pocatello, any local or regional arts, Veteran's group, animal welfare organization, BLM, NAACP, any animal shelter or any grave in Mt. View cemetery.

A viewing will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM Friday, September 18, 2020 at Wilks Funeral Home and again on Saturday, September 19, 2020 from 2:00-5:00 PM. THE FAMILY IS REQUIRING MASKS BE WORN WHILE ATTENING THE VIEWING.

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Published by Post Register on Sep. 15, 2020.
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Sep
18
Viewing
6:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Wilks Funeral Home
211 West Chubbuck Road, Chubbuck, ID 83202
Sep
19
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211 West Chubbuck Road, Chubbuck, ID 83202
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Don and the entire Potter clan I am so sorry to hear of Tom's passing. Although I did not know Tom that well and only saw him infrequently I always got a kick out of his nature and personality. A great guy! My condolences to all and again, I am sorry for your loss...........
Rick Anderson
Friend
September 18, 2020
Diana, Brooklynn words cannot say how I feel Tom was a long time friend we drifted apart but we always stayed close in this small town he wasn't hard to track down Tom your smile and your gentle laugh will be missed Tom please find Neil waters up there in heaven and you two find us a good place to chill and reflect on old times and we will move forward and make new memories. untill we meet again Brother RIP you will be missed!!!!
Don Thorpe
Family
September 17, 2020
Tom told me one day that me and another couple was one of his first friends when his family moved here we had many great times through the years and he always brought me great cheer with his wonderful smile and general words tom RIP until we meet again find a wonderful place in heaven and find my brother and your friend Neil waters and wait because we all need to kick back. In a chair and talk about old times and make new memories
Don Thorpe
Friend
September 17, 2020
What a sad day. I love Tom, working with him was always a pleasure, and such a great human. Our community has has lost a special person. My heart goes out to his family ❤
Kim Brown
Friend
September 16, 2020