Ronald Potter

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The funeral service for Ronald Potter, aged 87 years of Middle Rasen, was held at the Methodist Church.

The Rev Marty Presdee officiated at the service and arrangements were by J Marshall of Market Rasen.

Ron was born in North Carlton, Lincoln.

From leaving school until 1979, he worked as a farmer at Rand near Wragby.

He then moved to Middle Rasen and continued farming until he retired.

During the 1990s, Ron bred British Simmental Cattle, showing prize winners at the Lincolnshire Show.

During the World War Two he was part of the Homeguard.

Ron was an active member of the methodist Church at both Wragby and Middle Rasen.

He was a keen gardener and a member of the Middle Rasen Horticultural Society.

Family mourners were: Jan and Bev Archer, Sylvia and Bill Hibbert (daughters and sons-in-law); Mike and Jenny Potter (son and daughter-in-law); Gavin and Laura Beresford (grandson and wife); Chris Potter and Sian Williams (grandson and fiance); Rachel Jackson (also rep Dave Jackson), Laura Hibbert, Sarah Hibbert (granddaughters); Jo Potter and Ryan Ingram (granddaughter and partner); Ava Beresford (rep Olivia Beresford, great-granddaughters); Roy and Peggy Shuttleworth (sister and brother-in-law); Arnold and Betty Hewson (brother-in-law and wife); Val Maxfield, Carol Barton, Margaret and Eric Sargeant, Andrew Shuttleworth, Jill Pennell and Steve Thompson (nephews, nieces and partners); Betty Marshall; Lynn Popham; Phil, Roger and Claire Owen; Martin and Noreen Smith; Dennis Beresford; Les Breach; Gavin Kemp.

Friends at the service were: Mr A Bennett (also rep Mr and Mrs M Bennett and also Mr and Mrs K Knapton - South Kelsey); Mrs A Naylor; Mrs Walsh; Mr J Hildred; Mrs P Fussey; Mr and Mrs Dixon; Mrs S Veitch; Mr N Dunn (also rep Mrs E Jackson); Mrs J Heath; Mr K Smith; Mr J Marshall; Mrs A Veal (also rep Jossals); Mr M Abbott; Mr and Mrs B Cook (also rep Helen, Martin and Antony and also Mr and Mrs P Cook); Mr and Mrs P Burrows; Mr D Owen; Mrs A Roberts; Mr D Naylor; Mr R Wylie (organist); Mrs S Adlard (also rep John Adlard, Liz Margrave); Mrs J Lloyd (also rep Middle Rasen Horticultural Society); Mrs J Turner; Mr D A Halmshaw; Mrs N B Halmshaw; Joan Ludlow (also rep Tony Ludlow); Mrs J Parkin; the Rev B Kirkby (also rep Mrs Kirkby); Mrs N Vernan (also rep Middle Rasen Age Concern Luncheon Club); Mrs Lawrie;

Mr and Mrs Lambert; Mr and Mrs W Hankins (also rep Mr J Jackson); Alice Surfleet (also rep Mrs P Thwaites); Sue Bryce (also rep The Laurels); Frank Lingard; Mrs A Fielder; Mr and Mrs Sellars; Mrs C Mumby (also rep Robin Mumby); Mr G Freeman; Mr and Mrs Hardcastle; Mr M Perkins; Mrs M Nicholls; Mr W F Smith; Mr P Collins; Mr I Young (also rep J Young, Mrs E Young); Les Robinson (also rep the Robinson family – West Barkwith); Sue Johnson (also rep Johnny); Keith Stephenson (also rep Liz and family); E Elliott; Mrs M Willey; Mrs G Crow; Mrs Potter (also rep Mr and Mrs Tripp); Mrs M Kaiser; Janet Mayes; Pam John; Mr and Mrs Colin Hare; Barbara Scott; Christine Mapplethorpe; Roy Hairsine; Mr and Mrs Brian Altoft; Jane Lloyd; Anne and Geoff Walker; J Skellern; Mary James; Mr L Russell; Mrs Brislan (also rep Mr and Mrs John Bennett); Mrs Daff (also rep Mr Daff); Mr and Mrs Stewart Cook; Geoff Handford; Mr and Mrs D Richardson.