Kenneth Ray “Buddy” Potter

Kenneth Ray “Buddy” Potter

Goldsboro –

Kenneth Ray “Buddy” Potter, 86, passed away on Monday, July 18, 2022. Born in Wayne County on June 23, 1936, he was the son of the late Franklin Burke and Bertha Adams Potter.

In addition to his parents, Kenneth was preceded in death by his first wife and the mother of his daughter, Peggy Grady Potter; sister, Elma Gray Barwick; and brother, Donald Franklin Potter.

Kenneth is survived by his wife, Ann Hollowell Potter; daughter, Karla Potter Rose and husband, Tony of Goldsboro; step-sons, Pete Hollowell and wife, Sue of Goldsboro and Curtis Hollowell and wife, Kris of Newport; grandson, Tanner Rose of Goldsboro; and his twin sister, Carolyn Potter Granger of Alexandria, VA.

Kenneth had worked at Cherry Hospital as an electrician.

Kenneth enjoyed being outdoors, especially if he was in a deer stand waiting for a buck to walk out. He also enjoyed car racing. If Kenneth’s television was on, you knew he was either watching a race or the news.

A graveside service to celebrate Kenneth’s life will be held at 11:00a.m. on Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Pineview Cemetery in Seven Springs with Rev. Dwayne Batten officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday at Seymour Funeral Home and at other times at the home of his daughter, Karla.

Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 222 S Church Street # 336M, Charlotte, NC 28202 or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

The family would like to express their heartfelt gratitude to the staff of Community Home Care and Hospice for the exceptional care they provided to Kenneth.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Seymour Funeral Home and Cremation Service. Online condolences may be expressed at