Howell Murl Potter, 70

Howell Murl Potter, age 70 of Johntown died Saturday March 17 inClarksville.Funeral services will be 10 am Tuesday  March  20 under the Pavillion of Bogata Cemetery.  Interment will be in Bogata Cemetery under direction of Wood Funeral Home. The family will receive friends 7-8 pm Monday at the funeral home.

 Mr Potter was born July 8,l941 in Johntown the son of Floyd and Willie Roberts Potter.  He worked as a pressman for the Fort Worth Star Telegram for 32 years.  He married the former Mary Ann Wells March 10,1962 in Bogata.


He is survived by  his wife Mary Ann  Potter of Johntown, two sons Monty Potter and wife Julie  of Laurens Iowa and Joe Potter and wife Debbie of Ft Worth, five grandchildren and one great grandson, three brothers David Potter  and wife Delores of Johntown, Mike Rector and wife Kay of Pattonville and Rickey Rector and wife Melinda of Talco, three sisters Louise Stovall and husband James of Marshall, Brenda Andrews and husband Ray of  Quitman and Diane Garrison of Paris and numerous nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by a son Stacy  Potter June 26,1993 a brother Dickie Rector and a brother in law Pat Garrison


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  1. Dee & Nolan Morris says:

    Love, prayers and sincere condolences to the family and friends of Howell. He was a dear childhood friend and will be missed by all.

  2. Letris Stewart says:

    So sorry for your loss-we are praying for peace and comfort for all.


    David and Letris Stewart

  3. Connie Pyles says:

    I am truly sorry to hear about Hal. I thought immediatly that he was resting in our Saviours arms as well as his moms. Praying for the family that you will feel God’s touch during this time of sorrow.

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