William Poteat, 89, born to the late Samuel Charles and Virginia Love Poteat passed away Sunday, October 6, 2013 at his residence.
William graduated from Harding High School and joined the Navy when he was 18 where he served for 3 years. He later began a career with the US Postal Service where he retired after 37 years. William loved his family deeply and worked his entire life to provide for them. He also enjoyed having good times with his friends.
William is survived by granddaughter Tracey Hoyle and husband Robert; grandson Brandon Ratcliff; great grandchildren, Christopher Watts, Elizabeth Hoyle, Tyler Hoyle, Hailey Rollins; son-in-law John Stephens. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his stepmother Carrie Poteat who raised him since he was 4; wife Evelyn Poteat; son Gene Poteat; daughter Jackie Poteat Stephens; brothers Samuel Poteat, Atwell Poteat; sister Martha Poteat.
The family will receive friends from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at McEwen Funeral Service at Sharon Memorial Park, 5716 Monroe Road, Charlotte, NC 28212 with a graveside service to follow at 2:00 PM in Sharon Memorial Park. Pallbearers for the service will be Brandon Ratcliff, Jamie Setzer, Pete Clapp, Michael Whitesides, Tyler Hoyle and Brian Cooke. Tracey and Robert would also like to invite everyone back to their home after the services are over for more times of remembering and celebration.
The family wishes to express its gratitude to the staff at Serenity Palliative & Hospice Care of Rock Hill, especially Kim Marshall for your care and compassion to William and the family.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Serenity Palliative & Hospice Care of Rock Hill, 125 S. Oakland Avenue, Rock Hill, SC 29730.
Online condolences and notes of sympathy may be made at www.mcewenfs.com