POTTER, Dwayne It is with great sadness that the family of Gerald “Dwayne” Potter announces his peaceful passing at his home in Austin, Texas after a brief illness, on Monday, July 30, 2018, at the age of 70 years. He was born on September 28, 1947, in Tyler, Texas to Leon and Eleanor Potter. He was a graduate of John Tyler High School and The University of Texas in Austin. Dwayne married his beloved wife, Debbie, on July 4, 1997. He retired from the Texas Department of Health after 32 years of State service. Dwayne loved his family, sports, traveling and words. You certainly did not want to play Scrabble with him because it was extremely likely that you would leave the table with your hat in your hand! He enjoyed being a football official and made lots of friends that he dearly loved. Dwayne is survived by his precious wife, Debbie; sons, Zachary and Justin; their wives Krysten and Jamie; 8 wonderful grandchildren: Cameron, Joshua, Collin, Tanner, Allison, Cason, Weston and Brenna; sisters, Sue Parris, Mary Sue Bagby, Patsy Frisby, Shirley Gilbert, Lona Elmore; brother, Jay Hickman; two nieces, one nephew, two great nieces, 3 great nephews, numerous cousins, and a great uncle. Family and friends whose lives were touched by Dwayne are invited to a visitation at Trinity Lutheran Church at 1207 West 45th Street, Austin, TX 78756 on August 6, 2018 from 10 am – 12 pm. Funeral services will be held at 12:00 pm at Trinity Lutheran Church, interment will be at Austin Memorial Park Cemetery located at 2800 Hancock Dr. Those who so desire may make memorial donations in memory of Dwayne to Trinity Lutheran Church or The Gary Sinise Foundation, for military and veterans, Gary Sinise Foundation, PO Box 368, Woodland Hills, CA 91365. Remembrances may be left at www.wcfish.com.
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