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David Jay Potter

February 22, 1994 — March 16, 2023

 David Jay Potter was born February 22nd 1994 in Powell WY to Billie Jo (Shaw) and Scott Potter. David, often lovingly referred to as Bubba, passed away March 15, 2023 in Cleveland TN. 

David was a true believer in God and loved the Lord, his daughter, and his family (especially his Mama), in that order. He was always there with a hug, a kind word, and an open heart for all of those he loved.  

Family was so important to David and he loved surprising his parents, especially his Mom, with visits, calls, and videos.  Somehow he managed to keep his family and friends included in his life no matter where he was or what he had going on. 

The highlight of David’s life was becoming a father. He loved every second of being a Dad and wanted nothing more than to spend as much time as he could with his daughter. She was his entire world and he was so excited when his family got to meet his perfect little angel. 

David always was a fan a of a good time and never waited for the party to come to him. Living in WY, NE, and TN he managed to make friends no matter where he went. He’d walk in a stranger and leave knowing everyone’s life story and having a new best friend. No matter what he made the people around him feel important and included and that may have been one of his biggest strengths in life. It didn’t matter if he was enjoying a shot of patron and a cigarette or having a tea party and watching cartoons, he always managed to make it fun and full of conversation. 

For the last 10 years he worked as a Mechanical Supervisor for Dilling Mechanical Group in Chattanooga, TN and was well liked by his coworkers. 

He is survived by the most important person in his world, his daughter Elizabeth. He is also survived by his mother, Billie Jo (Eric) Thomas, his father Scott (Cindy) Potter, sisters Jesse (Tony) MacMillan and Savana (Ben) Turner, and brothers Christopher Potter, Christopher (Amber) Thomas and Jordan  (Anna) Kraft. Grandparents Dave and Dixie Shaw, Richard Berry, and Dan Young. Aunts Lisa Potter and Kathy Berry and Uncles Steve Berry, Richard Anderson, and Bob Anderson. Nephews Titan, Tavin, and Ridge. Nieces Freyja and Luna. And many cousins. 

He is preceded in death by his grandmothers Glenda Young and Valerie Berry, and his best buddy Cowboy.


Memorial service will be held on April 1st, 2023 at 11:00 am, at Hilltop Baptist Church located at 220 S Pennsylvania Ave, followed by burial at Highland Cemetery. Reception will be held at The Gaslight Social from 1-4 PM at 314 W Midwest Ave. 



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