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Robert E. Potter

December 11, 1962 ~ September 25, 2020 (age 57)


Robert Edward Potter

December 11, 1962 – September 25, 2020 (Age 57)

Robert (Bob) Potter, 57 of Columbia Station passed away unexpectedly at Cleveland Clinic, Main Campus, Cleveland Ohio on Friday, September 25, 2020 .Bob was born in Portland Oregon.  In 1965, his parents, Bobby & Judy Potter moved to Columbia Station.  Bobby & Judy Potter started their family business, Bob’s Door Service in 1977.  In 1980, they incorporated Potter Overhead Door, Inc.  and their son, my beloved Bob at the age of 15, began working full time for the family business. Throughout his young years, Bob crafted his skill and self-taught himself welding and electrical which diversified the company for jobs beyond the residential sector.Bob loved his business and his work ethic and trade skill were impeccable and appreciated by our customers, both residential & commercial alike.In 1985, Bob married Kelli (Richmond) of Olmsted Falls.  A true love that endured for 35 years and celebrated many joyous occasions including the birth of 3 children, the marriage of 1 daughter, & the birth of 3 grandchildren.Bob was a man of true love, integrity, optimism, compassion, and professionalism.  Bob liked to spend time with family, friends, travelling, camping, hunting, shooting, cooking, eating, and helping others. Bob had a passion to ride like the wind either by his yellow jeep, Harley, side x side, or ATV.Bob spent much time welding and enjoyed making metal art in the form of furniture, lamps, candle holders, or wall art.  Bob was looking forward to making more pieces to share with family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife Kelli, his children Katie, Krystie, & Ray, his son-n-law Michael, 3 grandchildren Max, Riley, & Harper, his mother Judy, his siblings Cindy & Jim, mother-n-law Beverly, sister-n-laws Robin, Dawn, & Sharon, 1 brother-n-law Troy, many wonderful nieces, nephews, grand nieces & nephews.Bob was preceded in death by his father, Bobby and 2 wonderful brother-n-laws Larry & Doug.Family & friends are inviting all who wish to pay their respects and celebrate Bob’s incredible life, the true American dream, to our home, 27902 Royalton Road on Saturday, October 17, 3pm – 9pm.

A service to honor Bob will be at 4pm.  A meal, pop, & water will be served immediately after.  A bonfire will be lit for all those wishing to stay to tell stories about this wonderful man.

We are in the midst of a pandemic so common sense is required.  If you are sick or have Covid 19 symptoms, please refrain from attending.

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Celebration of Life
October 17, 2020

4:00 PM

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