Billy Dean and Gunny 2011
William Dean Pottorff
  • 60 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 5, 1951
  • Date of passing: Apr 18, 2012
Let the memory of William be with us forever
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, William Pottorff, 60, born on July 5, 1951 and passed away on April 18, 2012. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Connie Morgan on 19th April 2017

"My dear and closest cousin. Oh how I miss you. No one was close to you than me. We understood each other. We told each other things that we would never share with anyone else. The day I found you, I just wanted to die with you. I miss you more than anyone will ever no. I no you're waiting for me and honestly I can't wait to see that smiling face. I love & miss you so dang much. What did we use to say? Bunker 1 to Bunker 2, can I get a sitrep? Lol. Yup with all my love until God calls for me. You're bestfriend and best cousin forever and eternity.  Connie"

This tribute was added by Chuck Spears on 19th April 2017

"Hard to believe it's been 5 years cuz, miss you everyday. Til we meet again RIP."

This tribute was added by Paula Spears on 19th April 2017

"Hello cuz, just wanted to tell u sorry for not being there with the family on ur day we had to lay u to rest. I just felt closer to u at the pond at Cedar Cove, it's my favorite place in the world an got's great fish in that awesome pond out front. You know the other reason why I didn't come  be with family that day to, that fake x of mine that was there shouldn't of been. I know u were out there with me that day because every time I pulled my line in my worm was gone, of course NO fish all day. I know u were gett'n a kick out of it to. I know u were saying to me now sissy u have to spit on that worm or no fish. What did ur Lil cuz say, it's not nice to spit an not even on a worm an I told u that it was just a big fish story an thought I would really beleave u huh...Not, an NO I didn't get one dame fish eaither that day..But how many 2 week's before that, 8 big ole catfish huh had me a good ole double jack & coke with them...When u seen then you couldn't let me out do u so the weekend tournament was on, well we didn't get to have that for us. You left me B.D. I was so ready for this an it really got to ur Lil cuz for our fun day friday, saterday & sunday High NOON..I know it's not ur fault cuz, not mad at ya God had your calling so when ur call is up ur call is up. That's for all of us, I just didn't want u to go I LOVE & Miss you so much B.D., I miss you saying now sissy do it like this or let me help you bring them fish in an clean them. I think I miss u laughing at me that day when u bet you could out fish ur Lil cuz on that next falling weekend that was coming up. Fifth wheel bomb fire all weekend an lot's of laugh's an memories's that were to be made that weekend. Never will happen now, I was just so lost that weekend I didn't know how to stop the pain that I was filling. So now it's on in 2 week's cuz, guess what u won't get the worm off my hook NO more buddy. I'm gorilla gluing the worm on my hook, so how's that. Laugh cuz I'll have the same worm all weekend & that worm will be real ripe and guess who will be throwing then catfish on the bank's at Cedar Cove. Yes, Me cuz Lil ole tomboy Paula I can't wait, l know ur laughing right now but in 2 week's u won't be. Crock-A-Diel tear's will be what u will be doing, then who will be laughing last Me,Me. Love you so much & miss you too, give Jesse hug's for me an u 2 take care of each other until we all meet up again some day. B.D. & Jesse R.I.HEAVEN. Better go, dropping to many tear's and can't see right now see u in 2 week's cuz. Better put your big boy boot's on be ready for ur loss cuz, so I know you told me not to ever ask to fish in the pond at Cedar Cove again. But u know just out of respect I do have to ask, no one else know's that you told me that. Yes I can here you B.D., now sissy I told u that if you want to fish u come and fish as long as u want, I'm sure going to do that for sure in 2 week's...Friday, Saterday & Sunday High NOON..April 22 to April 24, 2017. It's on Cuz, be there or be square...Bring'n my Lil tent, the 5th wheel has seen it's day's so it's headed to the crusher. Hopefully the peddle boat is still there my fish'n boot's are high enough to walk the pond so peddling would do me best. I'll need the other seat spot for Yogi and the floor part of it I'll need for all them catfish that will be racking up in the peddle boat. Don't worry cuz I'll share I won't let ya go hungry the whole weekend..Lol..I love you so much B.D, see u soon an better rest up bud u will need it....Just saying...Hug's, love u Jesse & miss u too....Would you do one last favorite for me, give my Momma big HUG'S for me and tell her I love her and miss her so mucn and she can come with you for the weekend too, I'd really love that if she could make it with you cuz.....You know that you are so greatly miss an loved by so many, until now I'll see you next friday to sunday. Don't forget the lighter cuz I don't smoke so that's on u to bring, we need it to have our bomb fire. thank's for being my cousin an loving us Lil one's an teaching us so much, you are a Beautiful, loving, an awesome cousin any one could ask for. Wouldn't trade u for the last worm in the bucket if there were hundred in there...That's how special you are to each & everyone of your family & friend's B.D., until then don't let ur meat loaf...LOL."

This tribute was added by Dixie Jennings on 19th April 2017

"Forever in my heart big brother! I love and miss you everyday, watch over us till we meet again ⭐️"

This tribute was added by Cheyenne Buendia on 26th September 2015

"I never got a chance to say that I am sorry. I am sorry for never getting a chance to meet you and listen to all the wonderful stories I am sure you could have told me from everything you have experience in your life. I wish that I could have been given the oppurtunity to allow you to get to know me and my stories. I do not know much about you but from what I have heard you sound like a wonderful man. Words can't describe what is feels to know of your presence and all the wonderful things but not know who you truly are!
I love you no matter what! <3 love yours truly granddaughter"

This tribute was added by Kathy Livingston on 6th July 2015

"Billy, although I only met you once, I thought you were a great man for the love of those big cats! I loved being in your home and getting that family tour! You are definitely missed and loved by your family! Rest In Peace Billy Dean, you are truly missed!"

This tribute was added by Sharon Spears-Fowler on 6th July 2015

"Happy Birthday sweet cousin.I know you are in a better place but we all still love and miss you everyday.RIP in heaven Catman."

This tribute was added by Sharon Spears-Fowler on 18th April 2013

"Its been 1yr.ago today since you been gone.Its just not the same without you here with us.Its so strange not seeing you at Cedar Cove.But Steve,BJ and Sarg are doing a great job continueing your legacy. You are missed so much cuz.. I love you and I miss you.Your cousin Sharon"

This tribute was added by Alberta Whitaker on 11th September 2012

"TO MY SON BILLY,I LOVE YOU& MISS YOU SO MUCH EVERY DAY.YOU ARE MISSED & LOVED BY SO MANY PEOPLE.FOREVER IN MY HEART.ALL MY LOVEMOM.R.I.P.WITH JESSE."

This tribute was added by Sharon Spears-Fowler on 10th August 2012

"can't believe its been almost 4mos.since you been gone.I think of you everyday Billy and always will..May you RIP with the angels.. I love you and I miss you.. Cousin Sharon"


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