Douglas Adam Potter

Doug for obitDouglas (Doug) Adam Potter passed away on Sunday, August 12, 2018 in Denver, North Carolina where he had recently moved from the Sterling, Virginia area. Doug is the middle son of Steven E. Potter of Denver, North Carolina and Deborah M. Potter of Blacksburg, Virginia. In addition to his parents, Doug leaves behind his brothers Jacob R. Potter of Vienna, VA and Matthew S. Potter, wife Shannah and sons Shea and Caleb of Midlothian, Virginia. Doug also had numerous aunts, uncles and cousins who will miss him.
Born in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina on March 10, 1980, Doug attended Chantilly High School in Virginia. Doug always exhibited a gusto for life that took him in a variety of directions. He was an accomplished chef, loved the outdoors and particularly the mountains, and was an avid animal lover and reader. He took great joy in playing with his nephews Shea and Caleb, but would entertain any of the kids he was near to.
Doug was a free spirit who found his way through life befriending people of many diverse walks of life. He was always generous with his time and energy. He served as a care provider for his grandmother, Mary Herr in her later years by providing nutritious meals, driving her to appointments and generally seeing after her household until she required professional senior care. In recent years he showed both interest and talent in fine metal arts.
Doug had experienced challenges with substance abuse and overcame them many times. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to A New Beginning, Chantilly, VA, Stepping Stones of Sterling, VA or a charity of your choice in his name.
A celebration of Doug’s life will be held on Saturday August 25th starting at 2:00 pm at The Good Samaritan Funeral Home, 3362 North Hwy 16, Denver, NC 28037 (704-483-2124)

4 Responses to Douglas Adam Potter

  1. Barbara L Coleman August 18, 2018 at 1:52 pm #

    Steve and Debi and sons,

    My deepest condolences on the death of Douglas. Losing a child is never easy. God be with you at this very difficult time.


    Barb (Bobbie) and John Coleman

  2. Ellen Day Congleton August 20, 2018 at 11:59 am #

    My dear 2nd son by friends only.
    The moment I met you I knew you would be in my heart forever.You & Greg were like brother’s.
    I’ll never forget your smile, laugh & the gutso for life.
    I won’t forget you & so happy I got to see you again 5yrs ago & still the same as the day I met you.
    Your in peace now Doug, rest easy son. I love you & will miss you dearly.

  3. Shana (Passante) Sams August 22, 2018 at 8:58 pm #

    As a childhood friend of Doug’s and a Chantilly High class of ’98 20 year reunion committee chair, I’d like to extend our deepest sympathy and sincerest condolences to Doug’s parents, brothers, family and friends on behalf of our entire class. Personally I am grateful for Doug’s kindness and friendship during what were some of my most difficult and awkward years of my life in middle and high school – his huge heart, humor and laugh will never be forgotten. Prayers, love and strength to all.

  4. Kathy Smith Brown August 24, 2018 at 4:49 pm #

    Steve, Debi, and sons,
    You have your strength and your faith, they run deep and steady.. I hope you will draw on these at this sad and difficult time. You also have the love and support of your families, your loving friends, and your Marshall family. Know that we are all ready to catch you, spend time with you, and help you all. The loss of your son and brother is a very sad event. We all want to help you at this time.
    With love and support,
    Kathy Brown

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