Jeffrey Scott Potter

January 8, 1961 - December 2, 2015

01/08/1961 - 12/02/2015

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Friday December 11, 2015
3:00 pm
Altmeyer Funeral Home - Southside Chapel
5033 Rouse Drive
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
(757) 422-4000 | Directions

Jeffrey Scott Potter
Virginia Beach – Jeffrey Scott Potter, 54, died December 2, 2015. Jeffrey was born in Glens Falls, NY to Dorothy Joan Potter and the late Courtney Charles Potter. He was a veteran, having served in the US Navy on the USS Conolly / DD979 and at FACSFAC VACAPES NAS Oceana. Jeffrey was a family man who truly enjoyed spending time with his wife and sons, he also enjoyed riding his motorcycle, shooting, woodworking and fishing. He was a member of the Virginia Patriot Guard and had coached both youth and semi-pro football. Jeffrey was a strong patriot for his country and always believed in paying it forward.
Left to cherish his memory are his loving wife of 16 years, Milisa L. Potter; children, Jeffrey S. Potter, Jr. of Virginia Beach and Patrick L. Potter (Sarah) stationed at Ft. Drum, NY; mother, Joan Potter of NY; siblings, Tim Potter (Denise) of NC, Nancy Hersey (Kenny) of NY, Jim Potter (Jennifer) of IN and Wendy Squires (Doug) of NY; grandchildren, Rylee Grace and Avery Mae Potter; and pets, Foxie, Buster and Rufus.
A life celebration service will be held on Friday at 3:00pm at Altmeyer Funeral Home, Southside Chapel with Rev. Charles Chappell officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Virginia Beach SPCA, c/o The family would like to thank Bon Secours Hospice for their loving care. Condolences may be expressed to the family at

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8 years ago

Thanks for “The Best Ride Ever”, July 10, 2015. We will ride together forever.

Little Potts
8 years ago

Thank you, Jeff, for the gift of my new family….Big Brother Reed and Sister Susan. We will keep you alive through our memories, and we will lean on each other. I now understand why you loved them so very much.

Nancy (Potter) Hersey, aka "Toots"
8 years ago

Jeff was not just my brother, but also my very dear friend, my inspiration, my support, my role model, my NY Giants buddy, my partner in crime…he was the smile in my heart, and the tissue that wiped my tears. He gave me strength beyond compare just by the way he lived his life. Jeff was my hero, and for you my hero, I will remain “P.S.A.D.L.”. Give Pop a hug from “Littlebit”, and I’ll join you both again someday.

Jim Abram
8 years ago

I had the pleasure of working with Jeff for 8 years. He was a good man. He will be missed.

Milisa Potter
8 years ago

The happiest day of my life was marrying Jeff, the saddest is saying good bye to such a wonderful man. He will be forever missed.

David Reed
8 years ago

Jeff you were a true member of our family and a great man, thanks for the gift of your life to all of us you touched. Fair Winds and Following seas brother. I miss you so much.

Mike & Sherrie Plachinski
8 years ago

A wonderful family man that enriched the lives of everyone around him. I am so grateful for the time I spent with him and it was effortless to consider such a good man part of my family.

Sue & Ken Sprouse
8 years ago

An extremely wonderful person who made a profound impact on our hearts. RIP & RIDE FREE Jeff, you will be greatly missed but NEVER forgotten.