dad on the karaoke as usual
Ray Potter
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 12, 1945
  • Date of passing: Jul 31, 2005

Ray Potter was a fun loving man with a heart of gold.  He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and son.  His personality was larger than life.  He loved singing and partying like no other man.  Every Saturday night in Fuengirola his voice could be heard singing Dock of the Bay,  Bring it on home to me, Dark side of the Street , Achy Breaky Heart and of course his all time favourite duet with his daughter Sharon  which was Mustang Sally.   He loved both of his children Sharon and Mark , and his grandchildren Joshua and Rosie more than anything and acted like a father to Joshua which is why his death was so  heartbreaking.   

He was so proud of his Son Mark who is a boxer and would talk about him all the time with a glowing pride that only a father could have. In many  ways now Mark shows a resemblence to Ray which is a huge comfort to the family.

The week he passed away Ray had attended the gym 5 times.  Why he was taken so young we will never know.  A man so full of life should live for eternity.  He may be gone but his memory will stay in our hearts forever. 

 

When you look at the sky at night the brightest star that shines is Ray.  May you rest in peace

x

 

 

 

Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Sharon Potter on 12th July 2016

"Happy birthday dad . for the first time since you paaaed away 11 years ago i can truly say I have found peace as I have relocated back to the place  that we both loved.  I feel so much peace now knowing your memories are all around me. Party like a rock star til we meet again xx my hero..my dad xx"

This tribute was added by sharon potter on 12th July 2012

"Happy birthday dad. You may be gone but you live on in our hearts xxxx"

This tribute was added by tracey skinner on 31st July 2011

"You live on in our hearts, your missed so much, you are the best uncle ever ... love you lots Tracey xxxxx"

This tribute was added by sharon potter on 31st July 2011

"6 years ago i was told you were dead...i sat with your body for over 4 hours and cried, screamed, shouted , laughed and refused to let you go....still i cant let you go...you were the best dad a girl could have asked for...you were my inspiration...rip dad xxx"

This tribute was added by tracey skinner on 12th July 2010

"Happy Birthday Uncle Ray ....

You were and still are the best, love and miss you....hope you like your lantern :) hope sharon doesnt burn down southend with it lol xxx"

This tribute was added by sharon potter on 12th July 2010

"Happy birthday dad...only seems like yesterday you were with us...5 years have now passed without you and it doesnt get easier with time...my heart broke the day you died xx"

This tribute was added by mary potter on 21st June 2010

"I went down to the sea front yesterday and threw flowers in for you.  I sat remembering all the fab times we had in Spain.not a day goes past without me thinking why x"

This tribute was added by sharon potter on 21st December 2009

"Another xmas without you...it doesnt seem real...i will be going down to uncle toms cabin on xmas day to throw flowers in the sea as usual x"

This tribute was added by sharon potter on 21st December 2009

"Merry Christmas!! Every Christmas will not be the same without you.
Lots of hugs and kisses
Love Joshua
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx"

This tribute was added by jodie potter on 30th September 2009

"you are foreva in our hearts miss you so much has never bin the same without you around you are missed everyday in all of our hearts rip ray loved by us all x"

This tribute was added by steven knox on 4th September 2009

"I meet Ray before i meet the love of my life, his SHARON. I cant remember to much about you apart from the tapping on the arm when talking to you. We all miss you R.I.P XX"

This tribute was added by alex brawn on 2nd September 2009

"Such a special man and a great family. I went to school with Mark and always remember Ray playing the organ at the top of the stairs.A very funny man thats sadly missed by all R.I.P."

This tribute was added by Linda Woodwards on 30th August 2009

"One of the best I was devastated when I found out you had gone Ray and I couldnt offer my best wishes to the family but thanks to face book I am back in contact with Sharon, thanks for being you Ray"

This tribute was added by Paul Marshall on 22nd August 2009

"Sadly missed x x"

This tribute was added by mary potter on 21st August 2009

"I miss you so so much, my heart broke the day you died...I will always love you
Mary x"

This tribute was added by sara hawes on 21st August 2009

"To a very kind hearted, and a special man R.I.P
xXx"

This tribute was added by Joshua Potter on 17th August 2009

"Grandad I miss you loads, especially coming to the gym so i could watch the ladies in the keep fit class.i miss your company and you always made me laugh.  I will never be the same without you x"

This tribute was added by Lisa Nicol on 17th August 2009

"Ray - i didnt know you that well personally but your daughter Sharon is one of my closest friends. I thank you for creating such a warm and beautiful person!! You were her inspiraton!! Sadly missed."

This tribute was added by tracey skinner on 14th August 2009

"your missed every day im proud that you was my uncle i loved you so much x"

This tribute was added by sharon potter on 14th August 2009

"To my best friend and my dad...your death tore a huge piece out of my heart ...not a day goes past without me thinking of you... why....xx"


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