19Aug2011

Constable Ross R. Potter

Carter County Sixth District Constable’s Office

Constable Ross Potter succumbed to injuries sustained in an automobile accident two weeks earlier.

He was traveling on Highway 91 when his department vehicle left the roadway, near Blue Springs Road, and struck a utility pole head-on at approximately 5:30 pm. A civilian passenger in his vehicle was killed in the crash. He was flown to Johnson City Medical Center where he remained in critical condition until passing away.

Constable Potter was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Korean War. He had served as the elected constable of Carter County’s Sixth District for 29 years and is survived by four children, six grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.

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  • KAREN VESTAL says:

    CONSTABLE ROSS RAY POTTER, WAS A GREAT MAN, LOVED HIS COMMUNITY, AND SERVING HIS NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS. HE WAS THE OLDEST LIVING “STILL SERVING”, ACTIVE CONSTABLE, IN THE STATE OF TENNESSEE. MOST OF ALL HE LOVED HIS FAMILY, HE WAS MY DAD. HE DIDN’T HAVE A SELFISH BONE IN HIS BODY, WOULD GIVE YOU THE SHIRT OFF HIS BACK, WAS MARRIED TO MY MOM FOR 56 YEARS, UNTIL SHE PASSED AWAY FROM CANCER, AND HIS SERVING THE COMMUNITY AND STATE OF TENNESSE FOR 29 YEARS, KEPT HIM GOING. HIS GOAL WAS TO RETIRE AFTER 30 YEARS OF BEING AN ELECTED CONSTABLE IN THE 6TH DISTRICT OF CARTER COUNTY TENNESSEE, WAS BEGINNING HIS 30TH TERM, WHEN HE HAD HIS ACCIDENT. OUR FAMILY CANNOT COMPREHEND THE OUTPOURIING OF LOVE AND COMPASSION FROM ALL OVER THE UNITED STATES, AND HE WOULD HAVE BEEN SO PROUD. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT HAS HAD US IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ALL OVER THIS GREAT NATION. IT WAS A NATION, STATE, COMMUNITY THAT HE WAS SO PROUD TO SERVE. I WORKED IN LAW ENFORCEMENT FOR 8 YEARS AS A DEPUTY, DISPATCHER AND JAILER, AND WORKED WITH AND ALONG SIDE MY DAD, AND WE WERE ALSO FIREFIGHTERS TOGETHER, AND THOSE ARE SPECIAL TIMES I COULD NEVER REPLACE. PLEASE KEEP OUR FAMILY IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS, FOR WE ARE STILL GRIEVING SO. I HAVE TWO BROTHERS AND ONE SISTER, AND WE WOULD REALLY APPRECIATE THAT. I AM SO PROUD HE WAS MY DAD.

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