June 13, 1928 - Oct. 12, 2011
Rolland W. "Buck" Potter of Milton-Freewater passed away Oct. 12, 2011, at the Evergreen Vista Health Center in La Grande at the age of 83 years. Viewing will be Monday, Oct. 17, from 7-9 p.m., at the Munselle-Rhodes Funeral Home. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor's choice through the funeral home.
Buck was born June 13, 1928, in Bird City, Kan., the son of Glenn E. and Dorothy F. Stowe Potter. He attended different schools and then completed his schooling in Milton-Freewater. He married Ernestine Collins in Dallas, Ore., on July 8, 1950. Buck worked as a boilermaker welder until the early 1970s, when he was disabled. He enjoyed his family and friends. Liked to camp, fish and hunt with his grandchildren. He also spent time on his ham radio and CB talking to people all over the country. Buck had lived in the Milton-Freewater area on and off since the 1940s and had lived on Eastside Road since 1968.
Survivors include his wife, Ernestine Potter, at the home; a daughter, Norma Jean Ingalls of Milton-Freewater; a son and his wife, Marvin and Linda Potter of Milton-Freewater; three brothers and their wives, Don and Jan Potter of Milton-Freewater, Paul Potter of Marysville, Calif., Leroy and Opal Potter of Kettle Falls, Wash.; three sisters and their husbands, Maxine and Paul Billings of Milton-Freewater, Donna and Jim Speer of Walla Walla and Alma Gillock of Tigard, Ore.; two grandchildren, Cory Potter and Mandy Knecht, both of Milton-Freewater; three great-grandsons, Lane Sebastian and Bailey Ingalls, both of Milton-Freewater, Logan Potter and Carson Potter both of Dayton; two great-granddaughters, Laynie Knecht and Charisma Fair, both of Milton-Freewater; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and five brothers, Elvin, Leland, Raymond, Robert and Marvin Potter.