Captain John Nathaniel Potter Sr.

November 28, 1944 - September 24, 2022
Captain John Nathaniel Potter Sr.

Captain John Nathaniel Potter, Sr., a resident of Pamlico Beach, NC passed away at his home Saturday, September 24, 2022.

John was born to the late Mack and Tinnie Potter on November 28, 1944. Along with his parents he is preceded in death by a brother: Melvin Ross Potter; two sisters: Mina Potter Ross and Millie Potter Beard.

John is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years: Veda Kirk Potter; three sons: Conway and wife Amy of Bath, NC; John Potter Jr. and wife Laura Lee of Pamlico Beach, NC; Michael Potter of Pamlico Beach, NC; a daughter: Jeannie Huber and husband Joe of Winterville, NC; a brother: Herbert M. Potter of Pamlico Beach, NC; a sister: Doris Potter Sears of Washington, NC; four grandsons: Joshua, Jacob, David, and Nicholas Potter, four granddaughters: Mackenzie, Madison and Emma Potter, Ashley Huber; as well as three great-grandchildren: Nora, Ian, and Jack Potter.

Pallbearers will be Joshua, Jacob, David and Nicholas Potter; George and Ryan Hopkins.

Anthony Hudnell and Larry Braddy will serve as honorary pallbearers.

John was an outdoorsman. His time on the clock and off was often spent in, around, on, or near the water. He spent nearly five decades as a tugboat captain, and on his down time he still liked to fish and crab. He also enjoyed hunting and spending time with his children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at Wade’s Point Pentecostal Holiness Church in Pamlico Beach, NC on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 1:00pm. Burial will follow at Ryder Hill Cemetery. The family will have a lunch-visitation at the church immediately following the graveside committal.

Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is proud to assist the Potter the family in their time of need.


Memorial Service

Friday, September 30, 2022
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Wades Point Pentecostal Holiness Church - Directions
5115 Pamlico Beach Road
Belhaven, NC 27810

Burial

Friday, September 30, 2022
3:00 PM

Ryder Hill Cemetery - Directions
Pamlico Beach Community, NC

Visiting Hours

Wade's Point - Directions
5115 Pamlico Beach Rd, Belhaven, NC

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  • September 29, 2022
    Faye Rose says:
    Mrs. Veda, Jeannie and all of the family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed seeing him and Mrs. Veda when they came in to the office. All of you are very dear to my heart and are in my thoughts and prayers. May God provide comfort that only He can. Love and prayers, Faye

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    Gerald&mary Lou nixon says:
    To a great person an captain

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    Teresa Tate says:
    Veda, My heart and thoughts are with you and your family at this sad time.

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    Carol Humphreys says:
    Veda and family, My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time

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    Lorene says:
    May God’s love and peace be with you in the days ahead. So sorry for your loss, but God’s love will see you thru. Love you and your family.

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    Colin & Anita Bridgman says:
    Veda and family, We are so sorry to hear of Johnny passing. Cherish all your memories. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

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    So sorry Veda. I'm praying for you and your family.

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    Our prayers are with the family. May God comfort you always. Herman and Benita Lagcher