Celebrating the life of Larry Lee Potter
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Born August 22, 1938 in Toulon, IL a son to William Tilden and Rena Esther (Goodale) Potter. On July 30, 1972 he married Nancy Mattern in Peoria and together they cherished 48 years. He worked for Hiram Walker for 26 years and went to work for Par-a-dice Casino as an auditor for 7 years. Larry was an avid St. Louis Cardinal and Chicago Bears fan who enjoyed listening to country music, especially Patsy Cline, and watching old black and white movies. He lived life large always known to play pranks on his kids and grandchildren, and never meeting a stranger. Larry liked watching NASCAR where he could often be heard cheering on Kyle Bush. He loved people and enjoyed trips to Walt Disney World with his family. Larry was a devout husband, father, grandfather, and brother who cherished his family, was dearly loved and will be deeply missed.
Survivors include his wife Nancy of Peoria Heights, three children: Kevin (Michele) Potter of East Peoria, Karrie Potter of Oregon and Kim Potter of Peoria; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren with one on the way; and one brother William T. Potter of Pekin.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, one daughter Kathy Reiser, and three sisters: Phyllis, Margie and Nola.
Cremation rights have been accorded. A celebration of Larry’s life will take place at a later date.
Memorials in Larry’s memory may be made to the American Diabetes Association.
Friends and family may sign the online guestbook or send private condolences by logging onto www.wrighandsalmon.com.