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5/11/2020 4:05:00 PM
Thomas Alexander "T.A." Potter
June 6, 1925 - May 8, 2020

CATAWBA, N.C. - Thomas Alexander “T.A.” Potter, 94, of Catawba passed away on Friday, May 8, 2020 at his residence.

He was born June 6, 1925 in Caldwell County to the late Thomas A. Potter and Margaret Virginia Elizabeth Bowman Potter. T.A. was a member of Mathis Chapel Baptist Church in Catawba and a United States Army Veteran where he served as Sergeant during WWII. He retired from the construction industry after many years of service.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, John Potter, Cainey Potter, Plez Potter and Nathan Potter; and sisters, Patricia (Pet) Moffitt, Tilda Lunsford, Martha Williams and Alma Reel.

Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 72 years Louise Loftin Potter of the home; son Gary W. Potter and wife Penny of Catawba; daughter Barbara P. Edmonson and husband Ronnie of Newton; grandchildren Michelle (Shellie) Young, Kenny Joyner, Jeremy Joyner, Jimmy Edmonson and wife Julie, Trent Hoke and Matthew Adams; great-grandchildren Dylan Young, Kynna Joyner, Logan Howard, Breanna Adams, Georgia Adams, Maddox Spires, Mason Edmonson, Sawyer Edmonson, Bella Hoke, Wyle Hoke and James Hoke.

A service to celebrate T.A.’s life was held on Monday, May 11, 2020 at 2 p.m. in the Chapel of Bennett Funeral Service in Newton. Rev. Travis Triplett and Chaplain Cindy Jordan officiated. Burial with military honors by American Legion Post 544 followed at Mathis Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery in Catawba. His body laid in state on Sunday, May 10, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Bennett Funeral Service in Newton.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Carolina Caring and caregivers for the loving care they provided.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring, 3975 Robinson Rd., Newton, NC 28658.

Condolences may be sent to the Potter family at

Bennett Funeral Service of Newton, N.C. is serving the Potter family.

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