Rodger Scott Potter, 72, life-long Fairfax resident, went to be with the Lord on Sunday, January 27, 2019 after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born to John Dewey and LaVerda Mae (Hall) Potter on March 11, 1946 in Fairfax, Oklahoma. Rodger, one of six children, attended school in the Fairfax School system with his siblings graduating a Red Devil in 1964. In 1970, he entered the United States Army serving his country until his honorable discharge on July 11, 1972.
He was a ‘jack of all trades’ starting at a young age helping and learning from his father in the plumbing business. He worked as a cowboy, mainly for the Smith Bar 7 Ranch, later in the oil fields, and as a pipe liner until his retirement in 2013.
Rodger enjoyed spending time on the river with family and friends, fishing, and mushroom hunting. His greatest joy was his grandkids, “Poppa” always had a pocket full of candy for them. He also enjoyed his time spent as a member of the American Legion Post #333 of Ralston, Okla.
Greeting Rodger in Heaven are his parents; one sister, Martha Pat Potter (1963); and a brother, David L. Potter (2018).
Rodger leaves to treasure his memory his companion, Bessie Holloway; daughters, Jamie (Greg) Moon and Brandy (Thomas) Middlebrook; son, Scott Potter; grandchildren, Thomas Middlebrook, Cameron Potter, Kenzi Potter, Kelsey Potter, Carson Moon, Kaycee Potter, Kara Potter, Claire Potter; sisters, Laura Frances Sitterly and Ginger Gibson; brother, William “Bill” Potter; step-children include Kojack Holloway, Jackie Burch and their children; as well as nieces, nephews, and a community of friends.
Pallbearers will be John Hudson, Dickie Johnston, Henry Johnston, Howard Holloway, Pat Stone and Justin Cannon. Honorary bearers are Russell Cannon, Thomas Middlebrook, Cameron Potter, and Carson Moon.
Graveside services with military honors will be held 10 am on Wednesday, January 30, 2019 at the Fairfax Cemetery with Bro. Lewis Bernard, officiating. Hunsaker-Wooten Funeral Home of Fairfax will be in charge of arrangements.
Memorial contributions in memory of Rodger may be made to the American Legion Post #333, PO Box 33, Ralston, Okla. 74650-0033.
Remembrances may be shared at www.hunsakerwootenfuneralhome.com
so sorry to learn of Roger's passing.he was a really good friend of mine back in the day.we had a lot of fun.Roger,me and Terry Lacy.at the cabin,prairie chicken hunting,skinning deer and maybe a beer or two.so sad.he was a really good guy and fun to be around!!
gabriel bonhamtulsa, OK
Condolences to all of Rodger’s family.
John and Frances WilliamsFairfax, OK
Thinking of you all . Prayers for comfort.
Hellen FitzgeraldBristow, OK
Love and prayers to all. So sorry for your loss.
W.K. and Mary DavisFairfax, OK
I am so sorry for your loss.
Marion Baker-CampeauFairfax, OK
I will cherish the many memories we have had throughout the years! I am sorry Bessie and to Rodgers children (family), you all are in my thoughts and prayers.
Rachel DennisonFairfax, OK
My sincere condolences for the loss of Roger. He always smiled so big whenever I saw him.I pray for your comfort and peace as days go by.💝 RIP Roger
Debbie LooneyFairfax, OK