Fort Worth: Gary Lee Potter
Gary is survived by his wife of 15 years, Carolyn, three sons: Donovan, Dalton, Christopher, and a daughter; Tracey. Gary was the youngest of 4 children of Hubert and Leola Potter. He was born October 8, 1950 in Waterloo, Iowa. Gary lost his battle with adrenal cancer at home with his wife the morning of December 16th.
Gary is survived by his sister Janet and oldest brother Darrell and preceded in death by another brother, Jerry.
There will be celebration of life at a time and place to be determined later when it is safer to gather.
Gary was always an entrepreneur. He started restoring thrown out bicycles when he was 12 and selling them to make some money. At 14 he bought his first car! His dad helped him fix it up and the buying and selling of cars was born! Gary worked in the paint and body business and eventually opened his own shop specializing in Corvettes. Gary’s restoration, flawless work with fiberglass along with paint and body brought him hundreds of clients; many looking for show car quality. Gary was a member of Cowtown Corvettes and Lone Star Corvettes, Trail Blazer SS Club, and attended many Shelby Mustang events. He was known as the go to guy on the Corvette Forum on the internet. The hundreds of cars he restored, owned, and sold is more than most people ever dream of owning, from Rolls Royce, Corvettes, Porches, Shelbys and his prized 1970 Chevelle Super Sport 454 LS6 which was sadly destroyed in a very serious accident in 2018.
Gary’s love of corvettes and fast powerful muscle cars is where he met his wife Carolyn. At a low-speed corvette autocross event, he was shocked that a woman could come within seconds of his time. Of course, he had to tell her how “filthy” her 3-month-old new car was. And the story began.
Gary and his wife also shared a love of motorcycles, owning a few Harleys from time to time. The feeling of freedom riding alone through the beautiful countryside all while being with someone you loved or a group of buddies which provided a time to reflect and clear your thoughts is what drew them to motorcycles.
Gary had several very special places in his heart, but West Palm Beach was his true happy place. In Oct of 2015, Gary took his wife on a memorable trip back to West Palm Beach, Florida. Gary was able to travel with his wife to Scotland and England which remained on his list of special places.
Brown Owens & Brumley Family Funeral Home
425 S. Henderson St.