Matthew “Conway” Potter passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Saturday
January 7, 2023. Conway was born to John Nathaniel Potter, Sr and Veda Kirk Potter on
December 25, 1967. He was the grandson of Mack and Tinnie Potter and Wesley A. Kirk and
Gladys Tate Kirk. He was preceded in death by his father and grandparents.
Conway is survived by his loving wife of twenty-six years: Amy Credle Potter; a daughter: Emma
Joyce Potter; a son: Jacob Nathaniel Potter; his mother Veda Kirk Potter; two brothers: John
Potter, Jr. (Laura Lee), Michael Potter; a sister: Jeannie Potter Huber (Joe) and many nieces,
nephews and cousins.
Conway loved God and his family. His life was a testimony to what faith can do, having
overcome many medical obstacles since a hunting accident in 1985. He was humble and loving
to everyone he met, and a witness for God at all times. His gentle spirit and quiet ways spoke
volumes, yet his sense of humor was always present. He loved the outdoors -especially the
creeks and rivers that he grew up enjoying. For many years, Conway enjoyed meeting the
boaters and fishermen who would visit his marina on North Creek. He enjoyed hosting fishing
tournaments at the marina and often shared his testimony during the events. He was simply a
remarkable person and loved by many. His presence here will be missed but there is comfort in
knowing that Conway was welcomed into Heaven and given complete healing there.
A funeral service will be held at The River Church in Bath on Saturday January 14, 2023 at 11:00am. The burial will follow at Ryder Hill Cemetery at Pamlico Beach.
The family will receive friends at Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service on Friday January 13, 2023,
from 6:00-8:00pm and at other times at the home of John and Laura Lee Potter at 125 Pamlico
Riverside Drive, Belhaven. The family would like to thank Community Home Care and Hospice
for the kindness and compassion shown to Conway.
Joseph B. Paul Jr. Funeral Service is proud to assist the Potter family in their time of need.
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- Friday, January 13, 2023
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM