Edgar Lennox ‘Buck’ Potter, 85, Southern gentleman known for his helpfulness

Edgar Lennox ‘Buck’ Potter

WILMINGTON — Edgar Lennox Potter, 85, affectionately known as “Buck,” by family and friends, passed away Monday, March 29, 2021, after an extended illness.

Buck was born Oct. 24, 1935, in Maco to Daniel Lennex Potter and Wardie Willets Potter. He leaves behind his beloved wife of 33 years, Eula Mae King Potter. He is also survived by his daughter, Linda Potter Crawford (Kyle) of Wilmington; and sister, Doris Close of Charleston, South Carolina. He was preceded in death by his first wife, JoAnna Potter. He leaves behind many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends, including Dr. Jack Wilson Jr., Dr. Leo Warshauer and staff.

Buck was a faithful member of Winter Park Baptist Church, where he particularly enjoyed the Lunch & Learn fellowship and games of dominoes played with church friends.

After serving in the U.S. Navy, on the USS Cora Sea Aircraft Carrier, Buck began his civilian career in the power industry. He worked several years at Potomac Electric Company in Washington, D.C. He retired with Progress Energy, after several years of service. He was a graduate of Leland High School and participated in high school and Legion Baseball.

He loved to travel with his wife, Eula, and they visited many fun and exotic places. Buck was a real Southern gentleman and would always lend a helping hand to anyone who needed him. He was a loving and devoted husband, daddy, brother, uncle and friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing him. He will be missed here on earth, but heaven has truly gained an angel.

A visitation will be held at 1 p.m., Friday, April 2, at the sanctuary of Winter Park Baptist Church, 4700 Wrightsville Ave., Wilmington. Services will follow at 2 p.m. at the church. Burial will be held in Goshen Baptist Church Cemetery, in Leland.

If so choosing, memorials may be made in Buck’s honor to Winter Park Baptist Church or the Gary Sinise Foundation.

Share online condolences with the family at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

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