Danny Potter, 69, Brazil, passed away at his home Dec. 25, 2010, surrounded by his family.
He had pancreatic cancer and had been ill just a short time.
He was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Blanchard, Okla., the son of William "Slim" Potter and Lola Nadine "Deenie" Southard Potter.
He grew up in Elko, Nev., and then later Chino, Calif.
He graduated from high school in Chino and following graduation, he met and married the love of his life, Jackie Willis Potter, in February 1961.
He was employed with Metal Industries in California, then Denver, Colo., and lastly in Brazil. He worked in management with MI during his career.
His last employment, until May 2010, was at the Walmart Distribution Center in Greencastle.
Danny was a simple man with few needs. He cared deeply for his God, his family and his horses. His family can't recall a time when Danny did not have a horse.
He was well known for his ability to qualify in team roping and in horse showmanship. He traveled with his family all across the United States to horse shows and enjoyed every minute of it. Three of his favorite horses were "Arkie," "Jimmy," and "Possum."
Danny was a past member of the F&A.M., and was a member of the First Christian Church.
Survivors include his dear wife Jackie Potter, Brazil, his parents Slim and Deenie Potter, his son Brent and wife Terri Potter, all of Brazil, daughter Kimber Plemons and husband Tom, Roachdale, Ind., and grandchildren Broc Potter, Lindsey Potter and Weston Detienne.
Services will be Wednesday at 1 p.m., at French Funeral Home, with Pastors Howard Hughes and Rick Wetnight officiating. Burial will follow at Summit Lawn Cemetery.
Visitation will be Tuesday, from 4-8 p.m., and again Wednesday prior to services.
The family suggests that memorial contributions be made to the "Cowboy Crisis Fund," in care of Cindy Schonholtz, 101 Pro Rodeo Dr., Colorado Springs, Colo., 80919. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Light a candle in his memory at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.