of Mountain Home, AR
March 4, 2020
Gary Leslie Potter, 70, of Mountain Home died Wednesday March 4, 2020 after a long battle with cancer. Gary was born August 22, 1949 in Baltimore, Maryland to Jack and Colleen (Nestor) Potter. While serving in the National Guard, Gary graduated college with his teaching degree in Special Education. He was heavily involved with the Special Olympics and became the principal of a school for children with special needs. Later in life, Gary began working in sales for the boating industry. Gary brought his family to Mountain Home in 1995 to become General Manager of E-Z Loader Boat Trailers. He was a loyal and dedicated employee for 25 years and truly had a love for his career and all of those that worked for him. During his time at E-Z Loader, Gary served on the board for NMMA and NATM and in 2019 received the first BTMA lifetime achievement award. Gary is survived by his wife of 28 years, Mary Owens Potter; his children Scott Potter of Berlin, New Jersey, Dani (Brian) Dickert of Berlin, Rachel Langmaid of Conway, Arkansas, and Mitchell Potter of Lewisville, Texas; his sister Marleen Griffin of Catonsville, Maryland; and two grandsons Mason Potter and Cole Dickert. A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00am at Roller Funeral Home in Mountain Home. Gary was very passionate about children and in honor of him, the family is requesting donations be made to the Backpack Food 4 Kids program through the First United Methodist Church in Mountain Home (605 W. 6th St., Mountain Home, AR 72653) or to the Autism Speaks Organization (www.act.autismspeaks.org). Arrangements are under the care of Roller Funeral Home. Please visit our online guestbook at rollerfuneralhomes.com.
I grew up with Gary and lost touch when I moved away in Junior High. I idolized Gary as a child and think of him often. He was like my big brother and always so kind and protective. Our families were very close and I have wonderful memories of his mother, father and sister. I am so very sorry to hear of his passing at such a young age. I am sorry for my late post, but I just learned of this today.
Dear Potter family - I am so sorry for your loss. For all of our loss. Gary was such a kind person. The highest compliment I can pay to him and his memory is that I always felt better after I talked with Gary than before I did. He was a good man and I will miss him.
I was so sorry to learn on our High School FB page of Gary’s passing. I graduated with Gary from Woodlawn HS. Baltimore, Md. Gary was such a nice guy in HS, well liked & kind. Many of us were so sorry he missed our 50th reunion, the last time I saw Gary was at one of our reunions, that was when I found he’d moved to Mt Home where my cousin lives, Suzanne Goodwin, what are the odds. Our prayers go out to his wife & family. Paul & Linda
Your time on earth, although cut short, made such a difference for so many others. Through your kindness, many children view their "disability" as their "ability" to be better. Heaven gained an Angel. Rest in peace. Your friends at the North Georgia Angel House Inc.
Praying for your family Mary, hope to see you at class soon. Kathleen Cook
My prayers are with his family. He was a wonderful person and will be missed.
Mary and family. Gary was a wonderful and caring man and it was my sincere pleasure to know and work with him throughout my marine career.I am very sorry for your loss.
Gary has been a dear friend for 40+ years. He will be missed.
Praying for your whole family! Loved Gary and so many great memories 💕
I'm very sorry for your loss. Prayers for you and your family. Pat Black
Our thoughts and prayers are with you in these difficult days. We love you.
Sorry for your loss.
You were a great friend and mentor. You will be missed. See you later.
It is very sad when I hear of a Woodlawn High classmate passing away. 🙏🙏 to all of Gary’s family. 😥
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Bob and Brenda Wedgeworth
Our hearts and prayers are with you all at this time. Gary was an amazing friend, father and husband. God gained an amazing angel when he brought Gary home. We are here if you need anything.Rick and Ginny
Our thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time. The time we spent with Gary was an honor. He was so kind and had a great love for his family. May The Lord wrap his love and comfort around you in the days ahead. Kevin and Deanna Lind
our hearts go out to you and your family in your time of sorrow. praying you are surrounded by love at this difficult time.
Dear Mary, Rachel, Mitchell and familyMy thoughts and prayers are with you all. Was so sad to know we lost Gary here on earth, but he is always with us in our memories and in your hearts.Amy
To all of Garys family my condolences for your loss, prayers for healing and comfort for you. Gary was a great friend and boss, and had a wonderful sense of humor. He was truly a caring individual. Rest easy Gary, for a life well lived.