Samuel "Steve" Potter Jr., 62, of Otterville, died Monday, Nov. 14, 2005, at his home from pancreatic cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Bethlehem Baptist Church near Florence. Brother Steve Robinson will officiate. Pallbearers will be E.H. Fowler, Bud Ford, Cecil Cook, James Vaughan, Wayne Homan, Phil Young, Larry Ballew and Bob Revis. Honorary pallbearers will be Jack Speaker, Ronnie Page, Bob Ruckman and Bill Albin. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 16, at Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Otterville. Burial will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Otterville. Memorials are suttested to Bethlehem Baptist Church in care of the funeral home.
Born Feb. 12, 1943, in Sedalia, he was the son of Samuel Potter Sr., who survives of Sedalia, and Lela J. Chancey Potter, who survives of Otterville. On Sept. 20, 1963, in Sedalia, he married Karen Sue McMullen, who preceded him in death. On June 19, 1993, he married Gayle Langkop, who survives of the home. He was the business agent and secretary/treasurer of Teamsters Local 534 until he retired in January 2000. He was a member of the Teamsters Join Council. He also served on the MOKAN Pension Fund for the Teamsters. After retiring in 2000, he focused his time on his farm, Arrowhead Angus, where he raised registered Angus cattle. He was also a member of the Morgan County Democratic Committee. He enjoyed circle track and drag racing.
Additional survivors include one son, Steve Potter III of Jacksonville, Fla.; one daughter, Stacy McFarland of Jacksonville Beach, Fla.; one stepdaughter, Jill Campbell and husband Jimmy Campbell of Columbia; two brothers, Raymond G. Potter of the state of Kansas and William G. Potter of the state of Missouri; and two grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by one sister, Caroline Ingram; and one brother, John Potter.
Additional information provided per family recompense.