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Estel Gene Potter July 21, 1926 – May 22, 2019

Estel Gene Potter, 92, of Mendon, MO passed away on Wednesday, May 22, 2019 at Pershing Memorial Hospital in Brookfield, MO. Funeral services will be held at the Christian Church in Mendon, MO on Saturday, May 25, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. Gail Brown officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service from 10:00-11:00 A.M. Burial will be in Mendon Cemetery in Mendon, MO. Full military honors will be provided by Brunswick American Legion Post #7.

Gene, as he was known by his friends and family, was born on July 21, 1926 in Hale, MO, the son of Rolla D. and Minnie Catherine (Sidwell) Potter. Gene graduated from Mendon High School in Mendon, MO.

Gene joined the United States Army on March 23, 1951. On January 8, 1952 he was wounded during his time served in the Korean War. Gene served his country until his honorable discharge on November 10, 1952. Gene earned the Korean Service Medal and a Bronze Service Star.
On November 25, 1956, Gene married the love of his life, Patricia Rowland, at the Methodist Church in Sumner, MO. To this union they were blessed two sons, Kim Wayne and Wiley Dean. Gene was a lifetime farmer who loved his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Earl, Russell, and Loyd Potter.

Gene is survived by his beloved wife of the home, Patricia; two sons, Kim Wayne (Karen) Potter of Mendon, MO and Wiley Dean (Melody) Potter of Mendon, MO; five grandchildren, Elyn Gayle (Eric) Potter, Nathaniel Wayne (Nicole) Potter, Michael Gene (Emily) Potter, Ryan Dean (Mandy) Potter, and Samantha Ann (Zeb) Wallace. Gene was also survived by 10 great-grandchildren.

Pallbearers will be Nathaniel Potter, Michael Potter, Ryan Potter, Zeb Wallace, Eric Huntsucker, Elyn Potter, and Samantha Wallace.

In lieu of flowers the family requests memorial donations to the Missouri Lions Eye Research Foundation in care of Lions Club of Mendon, MO. Donations may be left at or mailed to Breshears Memorial Chapel, 207 W. Broadway, Brunswick, MO, 65236.

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