William A. "Bill" Potter, 86, of Marshall, died Thursday, June 23, 2005, at Big Bend Retreat in Slater.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 26, at First Christian Church in Marshall. Rev. Mike Brown will officiate. Marie Boedeker, organist, will play "In The Garden" and "Sweet Hour of Prayer." Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Sunday at the church. Pallbearers will be Ronnie Thomas, Gary Miles, Greg Miles, Jim Backes, Tom Weislocher and Tim Lockard. Burial with military rites will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials are suggested to First Christian Church in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall.
Born Jan. 30, 1919, in Saline County, he was the son of the late William Harvey Potter and Belle Miller Potter. On Sept. 6, 1953, he married Ila Vernell Weislocher, who preceded him in death Jan. 10, 1980. He had worked at Farm Supply and was postmaster at the Marshall Post Office. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II. He was a member of First Christian Church, where he had served as an elder.
Survivors include one daughter, Barbara Susan Kiser and husband Bill of rural Marshall; one sister, Catherine Thomas of Marshall; three grandsons, Giles Potter Kiser of Independence, Brett William Kiser and Daniel James Kiser of rural Marshall; one granddaughter, Dody Vernell Kiser of rural Marshall; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Bettie Miles and Marybelle Laughlin.
Additional information provided per family recompense.