AIKEN, S.C. – Lawrence Stearns Potter, Jr., 78, died Saturday, July 21, 2007 at Aiken Regional Medical Centers. A native of Philadelphia, Pa., Mr. Potter was a son of the late Lawrence Stearns and Mary Dubbs Potter, Sr. He was a graduate of Lawrence University in Appleton, Wis. and earned his Masters of Physics at Syracuse University.
He was a veteran of the United States Air Force and was a retired engineer with the IBM Corporation. Larry was truly a “gentle man”. He loved life and enjoyed wine making and listening to Dixieland. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church in Aiken and was also a member of the Academy of Life Long Learning at USC-Aiken, the Aiken Outdoors Club, and the Midland Valley Golf Club. Survivors include his beloved wife, Lois J. Potter; a son, Clinton (Barbara Trzcinski) Potter of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Susan (Michael) Sweeney of Carey, N.C.; two grandsons, Zachary Potter and Ryan Sweeney; and his two dogs, Riley and Sheba. A memorial service will be held Saturday, August 11, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at First Presbyterian Church.
He will be inurned in the church’s columbarium. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Aiken SPCA, 401 Wire Rd., Aiken, S.C. 29801, Molly’s Militia, P.O. Box 6816, North Augusta, S.C. 29861, or to Lawrence University, Office of Development, P.O. Box 599, Appleton, Wis. 54912. Please visit the online register at www.shellhouseriversfuneralhome.com . Shellhouse-Rivers Funeral Home, 715 East Pine Log Rd., Aiken, S.C. Sign the guestbook at AugustaChronicle.com