Brown-Robinson Funeral Home Obituaries

Joseph Franklin Potter

May 16, 1944 - September 9, 2019

Joseph Franklin Potter departed this earth to join Trane and Miles on September 9, 2019 after a brief illness. He was born in Sandusky, Ohio on May 16, 1944 to Henry Sherman and Freda (Orr) Potter. Joe's only child Hammond, who he lovingly called "Champ" was his pride and joy.

Joe was a 1963 graduate of Sandusky High School and from a young age he was a hard worker; starting as a paperboy to eventually owning his own demolition company, Dem-Con in Dayton Ohio.

His career in construction began when he worked for Ozanne Construction and Elie Wrecking in Cleveland, Ohio and later in Dayton, Columbus and Toledo. Upon moving to Lorain county in 2002, he worked for area construction companies as a construction manager which included the renovation of the Charleston Gardens and the YWCA building in Lorain. He later became the Y's building manager. In addition to working, Joe was a collector of guns, and lover of jazz.

He was preceded in death by his father, Henry Sherman in 1980, his brother Thomas Sherman in 2000, his mother, Freda Frances (Orr) in 2009, and sister Shermane in 2014.

Joe is survived by his son, Hammond Thomas Potter of Portland, OR; and sister Jeanine (Larry) Donaldson of Lorain, OH; also, sisters Cheri Alexander of Windsor, CT.; Valerie Edwards of Columbus, OH, and one brother, Fred of Sandusky, OH; He will be dearly missed by several nieces and nephews, cousins, great nieces and nephews, step-sons Hadrian and Heath Gant, ex-wife Adele Gant and a host of friends.

The family will receive friends Friday, September 13, 2019 at Greater Victory Ministries 559 Reid Avenue, Lorain, Ohio 44052. Visitation with the family will be at 11 am followed by a 12 pm service. Pastors Tim and Deena Williams will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks for contributions to be made in Joe's memory to the Elyria YWCA, 318 West Avenue, Elyria, Ohio 44035.



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Visitation :
Friday, September 13, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Greater Victory Christian Ministries
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Friday, September 13, 2019
12:00 PM
Greater Victory Christian Ministries
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