Shawnee resident “Sonny” Everett Potter, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, in Oklahoma City.

 


Shawnee resident “Sonny” Everett Potter, 64, died Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2008, in Oklahoma City.
He was born Oct. 13, 1944, Vallejo, Calif., to Everett Roscoe and Mildred Alice (Elwell) Potter. 
Born in Vallejo, he was reared around Chandler where he attended school. He later moved to Oklahoma City. 
On Aug. 18, 1962, he married Virginia Phillips in Konawa. They lived in Oklahoma City, then Moore until 1999 when they moved to Shawnee Lake, and have since lived there.  
He served with the U.S. Army during the Viet Nam era.
He had a great passion for John Deere tractors, and worked in sales and as chief mechanic for Allison's John Deere Lawn and Garden Equipment for 38 years. He was well  known in the industry as the “Guru of John Deere”.
He enjoyed fishing and motorcycles, and was known for decorating his home at Christmas.
He was a member of Pink Baptist Church. He had a great love for working and fellowship with all his brothers in Christ, was always willing to help with any project, as his health permitted.
He was preceded in death by his parents.         
Survivors include his wife of 46 years, Virginia Potter of the home; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and John Farrar of Bixby, Okla., many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and numerous friends and other family members.
Service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at Pink Baptist Church with the Rev. Mike Collyer officiating. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery.
To share memories, or to sign the guest book on-line, go to www.cooperfuneral.com.