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Sherman Potter

June 22, 1925 — November 27, 2018

The Family of Mr. Sherman E. Potter is saddened by the passing of their Father, Sherman on November 27, 2018, at 4:47 p.m.

 Sherman was born on June 22, 1925, in Greensburg, Kansas.  He attended Greensburg public schools and was a graduate of KSU in Manhattan, Kansas with a degree in Engineering.

He married Wilma Jene Foss on October 19, 1949, and three children were born to the couple.  Sherman is survived by Carol A. Dumford of Wichita (Kelly), Roger A. Potter of Valley Center (Marlyn), and Craig W. Potter of Pittsburg, Kansas.  Six Grandsons:  Matthew Potter, Orie Potter, Seth Potter, Jordan Potter, Brant Dumford, Cy Dumford, and four great-grandchildren.

He was the District Manager of the Gas Service Company of Southeast Kansas for many years until he retired.

Sherman enjoyed hunting, fishing, canoeing and riding his Harley Davidson in his early adulthood.  He was active in the local Boy Scouts as his sons grew up. 

Later in life, he enjoyed cattle ranching and spending time with his family.  He traveled the world visiting Japan, China, Africa, and Ireland.

Sherman was active in the Masons and Shriners organizations and enjoyed many years of faithful service. He served as a Deacon of the Presbyterian Church in Pittsburg, Kansas.

Mr. Potter was a veteran of World War II and was a member of the 596th Airborne Engineer Battalion.  He was on a ship heading toward Japan when the atomic bombs were dropped.

A private family service will be held at Green Valley Cemetery.  Memorials to one of the following would be appreciated by the family:  Harry Hynes Hospice and City of Greensburg.

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