Melvin Ross Potter
Captain Melvin "Grumpy" Ross Potter age 74, a resident of Bath, NC died Thursday October 28, 2021 at his home.
A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Sunday October 31, 2021 at Ryder Hill Cemetery at Pamlico Beach.
Mr. Potter was born in Beaufort County on May 17, 1947 to the late Edward Malachi Potter and Tinnie Russia Wilkins. He was a Tugboat Captain until his retirement in 2020. In his younger years he enjoyed four wheeling, running fox pens. Mr. Potter had a giving heart and tried to help as many people as he could.
Survivors include his son, Audy Harold Potter and wife Sally of Washington, six grandchildren, Audy Potter, Jr., Haylee Potter, Allyson Potter, Lillian Luton, William Dixon, III, Kimberly Vernon and husband Jason, two brothers, Herbert potter and wife Charlene, Johnny Potter and wife Veda, and a sister, Doris Sears.
He is preceded in death by a daughter Linda Faye Potter and two sisters, Mina Ross and Millie Beard.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Melvin Potter Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 1465, Washington, NC 27889.