Potter, Eugene "Gene". Age 100. February 9, 2014. Born in a small farming town in Iowa, Eugene always liked the outdoors and working with his hands. He enjoyed picking up a stick and carving it into something. Eugene excelled on his high school wrestling team and it was there he discovered his skill at drawing and drafting. Upon finding his true love Geraldine, they married and moved to Detroit where he got a job as a draftsman at Fruehauf Truck Company. He later was employed at GM for many years. Gene and Gerry finally moved to Royal Oak, residing there for over 40 years. They had three children, Pam, Ronel and Dave. He still kept up his woodworking skills by building a custom basement with a fireplace from scratch and many pieces of furniture for their home. As he grew into retirement, Gene and Gerry found a place in Fort Myers, FL to spend their winters, where they had great times with their friends for 20 years. Eugene lived his life happy and healthy, surrounded by family and friends for over 100 years and now he will join his beloved Gerry to their special place in the sun. Beloved husband of the late Gerry. Loving father of Ronel Christine Scott, David Potter and the late Pam Bemis. Dear grandfather of Jordan, Jeff Sharon, Jon, Josh and Diego. Great grandfather of Zack and Audrey. Former father-in-law of Dennis Nancy Bemis. Visitation Wednesday 10:30 a.m. until time of service 11:30 a.m. at the Wm. Sullivan & Son Funeral Home, 705 W 11 Mile Rd. 4 blks. E of Woodward, Royal Oak. Share your memories at www.sullivanfuneraldirectors.com.