William Joseph Potter, 73

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William Joseph Potter, 73, of Leland, died Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Life Care Center.

He was born Jan. 18, 1943 in Whiteville, son of the late Gilbert Martin Savage and Estelle Nobles Savage. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Lorene Blake Potter, and his daughter, Jaye Potter Mintz.

He is survived by his children, Jill Watts of Leland, B.J. Potter and wife Heather of Leland, Andrew Potter and wife Billie Jean of Wilmington; his grandchildren, Zoe Potter, Alexandra Watts, Kristen Watts and Jacob Watts; and his great-grandchildren Krista Hutchins, Evyan Brown, Trent Potter and Lily Potter.

A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 11 at First Baptist Church of Leland. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at the First Baptist Church of Leland cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the First Baptist Church of Leland, 517 Village Road NE, Leland, NC 28451.

Please leave online condolences for the family at Andrews Mortuary.

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