Jimmie Earline Potter
Jimmie Earline Potter, 85, of Vernon, Texas passed
away Sunday morning, May 24, 2020.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday,
May 27, 2020 at Sullivan Funeral Home Chapel, Vernon,
Texas with Brother Ronnie Lawson officiating.
Arrangements are under the direction of Sullivan Funeral
Home. Visitation will be before the funeral at 1 p.m. also
on Wednesday, May 27, 2020.
The daughter of the late Edward and Ruth Armstrong,
Jimmie was born in Anarene, Texas on July 31, 1934. She
lived in Rocky Point and attended Electra High School.
She married David Potter of Kamay, Texas in l950 and
celebrated 69 years of marriage.
Jimmie was manager of the Sears Store in Vernon for 26
years and was also a loving mother and homemaker. In
her youth she loved playing volleyball and softball and for
the last 60 years enjoyed dominoes and 42. She enjoyed
talking “trash” during a game of 42 to anyone who was
not her partner. Her grandson, David III, discovered her
competitive edge later in life when he played his first
game of 42 against her. She shared her love of hymns with her granddaughter, Jenna, as
they sat and played the piano together. Jimmie also joined Jenna and David for many
baseball games in her back yard. She shared secret recipes that we enjoyed at her large
holiday meals that we still use and guard today.
She and her husband, David, spent 30 years traveling coast to coast in their fifth wheel
camper based out of a Colorado Menkhaven Lodge. They developed friendships with 11
families who they traveled and camped with for many years.
Jimmie and David attended Rock Crossing Baptist Church for 55 years until its closing
led them to First Baptist Church in Vernon. Jimmie loved attending church and her daily
life exemplified her Christian love for the Lord.
Mrs. Potter is preceded in death by her parents, sisters Evelyn Fay Shults and Elsie Marie
Arnold and husband Gene, brother Eddie Armstrong, Jr. and wife Wanda and son Cecil
She is survived by her sister, Ann Lue McCarley, husband David Potter, son David Potter,
Jr. and wife, Dawn, grandson Dr. David Potter III and wife Anne, and granddaughter, Jenna
Sykes and husband Kevin, great grandchildren Graham, Callahan & Crawford Potter and
Alice and William Sykes. She is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and extended
family and friends, who will mourn her passing and praise her new heavenly home and
For those desiring, memorial contributions may be sent to Hospice of Wichita Falls, 4909
Johnson Road, Wichita Falls, Texas 76310 or at 940-691-0982. Condolences may be sent
to the family at www.sullivanhomevernon.com.
David Sr. And Jr. we just learned of Jimmie’s passing and wish to express our deepest sympathy.
Our times in Grayback/Rockrossing will always be cherished. Days on the double pole rig with David Sr. Will always be cherished memories!