Russell Junior Potter, 96 of Helen WV passed away at home May 30th 2021. Born September 27, 1924 at Amigo WV, he was the son of the late Grant Potter and Flossie Knight Potter. Worked as a coal miner for over 40 years at the Helen Mine and Itmann Mine. 

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his first wife, Patricia Tackett Potter. Second wife, Vera Stafford Potter. Brothers, Carl Powell and Earl Potter sisters, Beulah Bowers, Eula Owens, Betsy Potter, Virgie Murphy. 

Survivors include sons, Dustin Potter (caregiver) of Helen WV, Rick (Kim) Potter of Sophia daughters, Janet (James) Gregory of Glen White, and Rhonda (Ken) Polk of Gastonia, NC stepchildren Marilyn Shields (Brad) Toler of Clear Fork, , and Lesa Ann Ford (Shawn) Cook of Fayetteville, Robert Shields of Chesapeake, VA, Randy (Carol) Shields of Beckley, and Buddy (Jackie) Ford of Madisonville, TN Grandchildren Sue Keaton, Wayne Smith, Russell Potter, Amber Manoff, Amanda Montgomery, Adam Polk and 3 great grandchildren. Also many step grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. 

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, June 5th 1 PM at Sophia Church of God, Sophia WV with Bro. Gary Bowers, and Bro. Shaun Cook officiating. In keeping with his wishes he will be cremated. The family is being served by the Stafford Family Funeral Home, Lynco, WV.