James Potter was a Air Policeman at Dreux from 1963 to 1966. You can see his pictures in the Picture section.
James Potter, 66, of Eddyville, died Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010, at 8 a.m. at his home.
A son of the late Thurman Franklin and Lillian Pearl Davis Potter, he served as a Kentucky State Trooper from 1966-77, then was promoted to detective for the State Police and served in that capacity from 1977-93, when he retired. He then went to work at Kentucky State Penitentiary in Eddyville in the Internal Affairs Department and retired from there with 10 years service. A former Air Force veteran, a Kentucky Colonel and a member of Pleasant Hill Baptist Church in Lyon County, he had formerly served as a Sunday school teacher at Hopewell Baptist Church and Liberty Baptist Church, both in Lyon County, and was currently a Sunday school teacher at River's Bend Retirement Facility.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Virginia Stovall Potter, one daughter, Jennifer Trice of Eddyville: one brother, T.F. Potter Jr. of Grand Rivers: two Sisters, Jean Koon of Burna, and Marion "Tidy" Long of Smithland; one grandson; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by and infant sister. His parents were Thurman Franklin and Lillian Pearl Davis Potter.
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