Franklin E. Potter

May 8, 1942 ~ February 13, 2021 (age 78)


Franklin E Potter, 78, of Fort Wayne, passed away on February 13, 2021, at his home in Fort Wayne. 

Born in Winchester, on May 8, 1942, to the late Sater and Mary (Mosier) Potter.  He spent his formative years in Winchester, graduating from Union High School in 1961. He graduated from Nashville Auto Diesel College in 1962.

He served in the United States Army as a MP.

Franklin was married to Sandra (Davis) in Winchester, on November 21, 1965. The couple lived in Churubusco for 45 years before relocating to Fort Wayne. 

He was a member of the Teamsters Local 414, as a Diesel Mechanic for more than 40 years, eventually retiring from SuperValu. 

He was a member of the Fort Wayne Table Tennis Club and was a certified coach for multiple years. He was a semi-pro table tennis player and won the under-1800 Seniors Singles

U. S. Open Table Tennis Championship in 1993, in Indianapolis.

Franklin is survived by his wife of 55 years, Sandra Potter; his son, Roy Potter; his daughter, Sherry Sinclair; two grandchildren, Kurtis Potter and Emily Potter.

He was preceded in death by his parents. 

Services will take place at Sheets & Childs Funeral Home, Churubusco Chapel on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at 1:00 p.m., with calling starting at 11 a.m.

Burial is taking place at Eel River Cemetery, Churubusco.

In lieu of flowers, please direct memorials to Heart to Heart Hospice.

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Public Viewing
February 17, 2021

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Funeral Service
February 17, 2021

1:00 PM
Sheets & Childs Funeral Home - Churubusco
206 North Main Street
Churubusco, IN 46723

Interment following funeral service
February 17, 2021

Eel River Cemetery
11022 Carroll Rd
Churubusco, IN 46723


Heart to Heart Hospice
7221 Engle Rd suite 100, Fort Wayne IN 46804
Tel: 1-260-203-5441

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