Evelyn Jackson Potter


Evelyn Jackson Potter

October 12, 1924 – September 27, 2013

Evelyn Jackson Potter, known by her friends as “Jack” and her grandchildren as “Granny Jack”, passed away in her home in Oklahoma City and passed into her heavenly one on Friday evening, September 27, after a brief illness.  She was attended at her death and during her illness by her three children and several loving family members. She was an absolute firecracker, and those who have known her will remember her as entertaining to the end. Jack was born October 12, 1924 in Holiday Texas and lived her early years close to Tyler, but spent most of her life where she raised her family in Midland Texas. She married Wayne Potter May 6, 1943 while he was a pilot in the Air Force.  They lived in Florida until he was discharged.  They returned to Texas where they lived until Wayne passed away in 2005 and she moved to Oklahoma City to be near family.

Jack’s early life was all about her family while she stayed home to raise them. Her first “real” job was taken in order to buy braces for her children, then to finance various uniforms and activities for them, and she kept working until many years after they all graduated from college.  Most of her career was spent at Midland National Bank until she retired from there after 20 years. After retiring from the bank (and also for some time while working there) she volunteered many hours at Midland Memorial Hospital, Hospice, and Meals On Wheels in addition to doing volunteer work at Golf Course Church of Christ where she and her family were charter members.  She was an active member of New Hope Church of Christ in Edmond.  Even as a senior citizen in Midland and Oklahoma City, she liked to tend to her “old people”.

Her love of service to others was a testimonial to the life  she lived. Evelyn “Jack” Potter is survived by her three children and their spouses; Steve and Kathy Potter of Crowley Texas, Sandy and Mikel Faulkner of Southlake Texas, and Debbie and Chester Beam of Edmond Oklahoma, seven grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren, plus two surviving sisters. She left a colorful legacy for all of them, and she will be greatly missed!

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