OTTAWA, Kan. – David R. Potter, 68, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2016, at his home in Ottawa, Kan. He was born on Feb. 21, 1948, in Ottawa, the son of Ray and Orpha Hoover Potter.
David had lived in Ottawa all of his life. He served in the United States Army during the Vietnam War and when he returned to Ottawa, he worked for the city of Ottawa and drove a bus for the schools and senior center. He was a member of the NRA, he loved his grandkids and enjoyed fishing, arrowhead hunting and studying Native American culture.
David was married to Sandra Gilliam, they later divorced, he then married Gwen Todd, they later divorced.
David was preceded in death by his father, Ray Potter. He is survived by his mother, Orpha, of Ottawa; his five children, Rachelle Sutton, of Kansas, Travis Potter, Kansas City, Mo., and Heather Nicholson-Moore, Corey Moore and Ryan Moore, all of Ottawa; a brother, Randall Potter, Topeka, Kan.; and three grandchildren with one on the way.
A funeral service will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 27, at Feltner Funeral Chapel, Lyndon. The family will receive friends one half hour before services on Tuesday. David will be cremated following services and inurnment will be in the Highland Cemetery in Ottawa at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the David Potter Memorial Fund, sent in care of Feltner Funeral Home, 818 Topeka Avenue, Lyndon, KS 66451.