Lionel  Potter
Lionel Lloyd Potter, 80, passed away at his residence Sept. 24, 2019. Lionel was born July 4, 1939, in Daviess County, the son of Lloyd and Grace (Jones) Potter. He married Ruth Fitzgerald on October 23, 1961.
Lionel was a 1957 graduate of Washington High School and retired from Duke Energy as a boiler operator. He was a member of the Hudsonville United Methodist Church and the Washington Masonic Lodge F & M 30. Lionel also loved his grandchildren, basketball and NASCAR.
Survivors include his wife Ruth Potter of Montgomery; daughters Kathy Gehlhausen of Montgomery, and Kim Potter of Washington; son Kelly Potter and his wife Earlene of Washington; grandchildren Benjamin Hise and his wife Chelsi, Jacob Russell, Jordan Russell, Anna Sizemore; great-grandchildren, Rowdy Hise, Jack Shaw, Meadhoh Jerrels, Magnolia Hise and Weston Russell. Lionel is preceded in death by his parents; sister Darlene Adams; brothers Richard and Randy Potter; and nephew Greg Adams.
Friends may visit with Lionel's family from 11 a.m. until the hour of the memorial service at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019, at Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home, 2020 State St., Washington. A Masonic memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Online memories may be shared with Lionel's family and friends at
Goodwin-Sievers Funeral Home is honored to assist the Potter family with arrangements.
Published on September 25, 2019


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2 posts

Joan Storey Baker
Sep 27, 2019
So sorry to hear about Lionel. I was a friend of his sister Darlene. Always remember Lionel watching out for us. God Bless.
Don Horton
Sep 25, 2019
I am so very sorry for your lost Ruth. May the Lord wrap his loving arms around you and comfort you during this time of sorrow.