Creed Flannery Potter
and Ida Fuller
Creed Flannery Potter b 2 Sept 1902 Letcher Co KY d 26 Jan 1959 Paintsville, KY; buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; age 56 years, 4 months and 24 days; died of respiratory failure, intestinal obstruction due to carcinoma of liver; s/o Joel Martin Mart Potter and Eliza Frances Reynolds Potter Davis. Creed Flannery Potter m. Aug 1942 to (3) Ida Fuller b 27 Jun 1912 d 1 Jul 2007; buried Pearland TX; (Ida Fuller Memorial Page); d/o Green Fuller and Leona Smith. Children of Creed Flannery Potter and Ida Fuller;
Creed Flannery Potter and Ida Fuller Potter - Added 7-30-2015 - Re-edited 25 Apr 2020 by Annette Potter
Creed Flannery Potter and Ralph Potter - Added To This Site 25 Apr 2020
1. Clark Potter; m. Kaie Steeley; d/o Arthur Ray Steeley and Merle Opal Barnhill. Clark's military service; U. S. Airforce. Children of Clark Potter and Kaie Steeley;
i. Creed Potter; m. Marisol Quijano. Children of Creed Potter and Mirasol Quijano; I. Brianna Potter II. Shannon Potter. Creed Potter m. Tracy Zease. Children of Creed Potter and Tracy Zease; I. Creed Potter II. Victoria Potter III. Camille Potter IV. Infant Potter.
ii. Jacinda Potter; m. Tommy Jackson. Child of Tommy Jackson and Jacinda Potter; I. Janeesa Jackson.
iii. Alethia Potter; m. Darrel Thompson. Children of Darrel Thompson and Alethia Potter; I. Jinaquin Thompson II. Allauna Thompson.
2. Joel Martin Marty Potter b 2 Mar 1943 Fleming KY d 10 Aug 2006 Pasadena, TX; buried Houston National Cemetery, Houston, TX; m. Judy Burkland; d/o Carl Roland Clifford Burkland and Marjorie Lorraine Willhite. Marty's military service; U. S. Airforce. Children of Joel Martin Marty Potter and Judy Burkland;
i. Trent Potter (deceased); m. Shelly Unknown. Child of Trent and Shelly; I. Died young. Trent m. (2) Kim Unknown. Children of Trent and Kim; I. Allison Burkland II. Female Burkland.
ii. Angela Potter; m. Eric Harrelson. Children of Eric and Angela; I. Eric Harrelson II. Amber Harrelson. Angela Potter m. (2) David Pate. Child of David and Angela; I. Zachary Pate. Angela Potter m. Toby Unknown. Child of Toby and Angela; I. Andrew Miller.
Joel Martin Marty Potter m. (2) Mary Jane Norwood. Child of Joel and Mary Jane Norwood; I. Bobby Ramirez (deceased).
3. David Potter; m. Dianne Stewart; d/o Kenneth Stewart and Marian Unknown. David's military service; U. S. Airforce. Children of David Potter and Dianne Stewart; I. Chad Potter II. Kirk Potter. David Potter m. Barbara Unknown. Child of David and Barbara; I. Jody Jones.
4. Annette Potter; (webmaster - no children)
5. Carlene Potter; m. Jake Burkland; s/o Carl Roland Clifford Burkland and Marjorie Lorraine Whilhite. Children of Jake Burkland and Carlene Potter; i. Mark Burkland; m. (1) to Kristen Unknown. Child of Mark and Kristen; I. Joshua Burkland. Mark Burkland m. Tracy Unknown. Child of Mark and Tracy; I. Mikaela Burkland. ii. Stephen Burkland; m. Kristen Unknown. Child of Stephen and Kristen; I. Dillon Burkland. Stephen Burkland m. (2) Charity Unknown; Child of Stephen Burkland and Charity Unknown; I. Sawyer Van Burkland iii. David Burkland; m. Bobby Unknown. No children.
Creed Flannery Potter
and Sarah Rose Robinson
Creed Flannery Potter b 2 Sept 1902 Letcher Co KY d 26 Jan 1959 KY; buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; s/o Joel Martin Mart Potter and Eliza Frances Reynolds. Creed Flannery Potter m. (1) Sarah Rose Robinson (aka Robertson) b abt 1901 d 15 Mar 1933 KY; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; d/o James "Big Jim" Robinson and Adah Rose. (Divorced 30 Aug 1933). Children of Creed Flannery Potter and Sarah Rose Robinson;
L-R: Fred, Creed, Sarah Holding Washy Flannery and Mr McFall
1. Fred Lee Potter b 15 Nov 1918/19 d Oct 23 1988; buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; m. 12 May 1979 Clintwood VA to (2) Ruby May Kidwell b 23 Jul 1943 VA; d/o Charles Kidwell and Pansey Showaters. Fred Potter m. to (1) (divorced 3 Mar 1971) Elleanna L Vacek b 13 Jan 1921 d 6 Mar 1984. Ruby May Kidwell m. Ralph W. Potter Jr. b 5 Nov 1949 Letcher Co KY; s/o Ralph Potter and Macie Austin.
2. Ralph Potter b 16 Jul 1920 Letcher Co KY d 21 Feb 2003 Lexington KY; buried McLeansboro, IL; m. 1 Dec 1941 Russell Co AL to (1) Margaret Britt b 30 Sept 1923 GA; d/o William E Britt and Mattie Bell Burt. Ralph Potter m. 6 Aug 1945 Whitesburg, Letcher Co KY (2) Macie Emma Austin b 1927 Cromona KY; d/o Nathaniel Austin and Emma Elam. Ralph Potter military service US Army, Ft Benning, Alabama.
3. Dan Potter b abt 1927 KY d 2014; Dan's military service; U. S. Navy; m. 13 Sept 1947 Neon, Letcher Co KY Iva Lee Profitt b 1927 Hazard, KY d 2004; d/o Alexander Profitt and Ada Crase.
4. Archie Vincent Potter b 17 Nov 1928 Letcher Co KY d 28 Mar 2009; Elkhorn City, KY; buried Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; Archie's military service; U. S. Army; m. 20 Apr 1950 to Vera Edith Mullins b 22 Dec 1932 d 25 Mar 2001; buried Reynolds Cemetery, Seco, Letcher Co KY; d/o Thomas Marion Mullins and Lucretia Hall.
5. Washie Flannery Potter d as infant
6. Creed Potter d as infant
7. Twins d as infants
8. Twins d as infants
Ida Fuller and
Ida Fuller b 27 Jun 1912 Smithsboro, Knott Co KY d 1 Jul 2007 Pasadena, Texas; buried Pearland TX; d/o Green Fuller and Leona Smith. Ida Fuller m. McCoy Johnson b 4 Dec 1908 Letcher Co KY d 14 Jan 1932 Letcher Co KY; s/o William M Johnson and Lettie Jane Craft. Child of McCoy Coy Johnson and Ida Fuller;
1. Billie Joyce Johnson (aka Potter aka Minnie Johnson on her birth certificate) b 8 Dec 1931 d 8 Feb 2021 South Houston TX; m. (divorced) (1) William Bill Stewart; s/o McClellan Stewart and Easter Stewart. (No children). Billie Joyce Johnson m. divorced (2) Jesse Sanchez. (No biological children; but adopted David, Annette and Carlene Potter, biological children of Creed Flannery Potter and Ida Fuller). Billie Joyce Johnson m. to (3) Charles Wayne Jaynes. (No children). Jesse Sanchez m. (2) Mary Canales. Children of Jesse Sanchez and Mary Canales; 2 girls and 1 boy. Mary Canales m. Male Young. Child of Male Young and Mary Canales; Female Young.
Obituary: Ida Fuller Potter
27 Jun 1912 - 1 Jul 2007
Birth: Jun. 27, 1912, Knott County, Kentucky. Death: Jul. 1, 2007, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas. We mourn the loss of our precious, beloved mother, Ida Fuller Potter, born June 27, 1912, Knott County, Kentucky, passed from this life July 1, 2007, in the hospital surrounded by her children, Clark, Annette and Carlene Potter who held her hand and whispered I love you until her last moment on earth on July 1, 2007 in Pasadena, Harris County, Texas at the age of 95 years 4 days. It was an honor and a privilege to be with our Mother in her last moments on this earth. Many of Mom's family were there to say goodbye to her.
Ida Fuller Potter was the daughter of Green Fuller who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband, Creed Flannery Potter, son, Joel Martin Potter, step-sons, Ralph Waldo Potter and Fred Potter, grandson, Trent Martin Potter, half - brothers; William "Billy" Fuller and Thomas "Tommy" Hale brothers, Elijah "Lige" Fuller, Elijah Green "G" Fuller, Delzie "B" Fuller, Robert Lee "Bobby" Fuller, half sisters; Ada Fuller Bowen, Iva Fuller Ritchie and Arzella Hale Caudill, sisters, Minnie Fuller McIntyre and Bessie Fuller Shotton.
Ida is survived by three daughters; Billie Joyce Jaynes of South Houston, Texas, Leona Carlene Potter Burkland and Annette Potter of Pasadena, Texas; two step-sons; Dan Morgan Potter and Archie Vincent Potter of Kentucky, sons, Clark Douglas Potter and David Thomas Potter of Houston, Texas, 28 grandchildren, 51 great grandchildren, 26 great great grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends to mourn her loss.
Obituary: Creed Flannery Potter
2 Sept 1902 - 26 Jan 1959
His tombstone inscription reads as follows: May He Rest In Peace, Son of J Mart & Eliza Potter, Love Mother.
Creed Flannery Potter Tombstone In Reynolds Family Cemetery, Seco, Letcher County Kentucky - Added To This Site 25 Apr 2020
Creed Flannery Potter Death Certificate - Added To This Site 26 Apr 2020
Creed Flannery Potter was the son of Joel Mart Potter and Eliza Francis (Reynolds) Potter Davis. He was born 2 Sept 1902 (Joel Martin "Mart" 1875; Abraham 1837; Isaac 1801; Abraham Potter 1745 NC) was a coal miner, owned a taxi cab company with his 3rd wife, Ida Fuller Potter (Elijah Green Fuller 1877; Elijah Bunt Fuller 1845; Elijah Green Fuller 1790 NC) in Neon, KY.
Creed was active in the United Mine Workers Association of Letcher County, KY. He was also active in politics and was Chief of Police in Fleming, Kentucky.
Our Father often worked alongside his own Father, Joel Martin "Mart" Potter when Joel Martin was Sheriff and Deputy U.S. Marshall.
Creed Flannery Potter is buried near his first wife, Sarah Rose Robinson Potter and his Mother, Eliza Frances Reynolds Potter Davis (William Henry Reynolds 1837; Noah Milburn Reynolds 1808 VA;)" info from his daughter, Annette Potter (author of this website).
To my knowledge, my father, Creed Flannery Potter did not have the good fortune to have his own father present during much of his youth. Joel Martin Mart Potter, his father, chose to leave his first family and go with Callie Potter, his cousin, after they had an affair and she became pregnant.
Our grandmother, Eliza Frances Reynolds Potter was left to fend for herself except for sparse help from Mart's father, Abraham who gave Mart's brother, Britt the land to hold in trust for Mart until as Abraham put it Mart straightened out his problems and settled down. Abraham wanted Mart to hand the land down to our dad and his siblings, but this never happened.
Unfortunately, the land was put in trust to Mart's brother, Britt who kept the land and never returned it to Mart. Our dad was left without any inheritance and he did the best he could throughout his life as a mechanic in the coal mines and as a self employed truck driver hauling coal.
He never complained about these things and was very forgiving towards his half siblings who were well looked after by his father. Our dad married young to his first wife, Sarah at age 17.
My father was a beloved person in his children's eyes. His son, Clark loved him more than most. He was with our father a lot and loved being with him while dad worked.
When our father died, our brothers entered the US Air Force shortly thereafter. The older ones in the family went to serve their country, followed by our youngest brother, David, as well.
Posted in newspaper of Whitesburg, Letcher County, Kentucky, "The Mountain Eagle" dated Thursday, February 12, 1959 page 7; 2nd Column.
CREED POTTER DIES
Creed Potter, 57, of McRoberts, Kentucky, died Jan 26 (1959) at the Paintsville Clinic, Paintsville Kentucky.
Funeral Services were held Jan 28 (1959) at the First Church of God in Neon, Letcher County, Kentucky.
Burial was in the Reynolds Family Cemetery at Seco, Kentucky.
Survivors are his wife Mrs. Ida Potter, eight children and eight brothers and sisters. Craft funeral Home had charge of arrangements.
1910 Millstone Letcher Co KY Census District 0145
142 142 Johnson William M Head M W 34 M1 13 KY KY KY Farmer
142 142 Johnson Letty J Wife F W 33 M1 13 5 5 KY KY KY
142 142 Johnson Ben Son M W 12 S KY KY KY
142 142 Johnson McConley Son M W 9 S KY KY KY
142 142 Johnson Victoria Daughter F W 6 S KY KY KY
142 142 Johnson Luther Son M W 4 S KY KY KY
142 142 Johnson McCoy Son M W 1 5/12 S KY KY KY (Billie's father)
143 143 Johnson Jarvey Head M W 29 M1 7 KY KY KY Farmer
143 143 Johnson Mary E Wife F W 27 M1 7 4 3 KY KY KY Farm Laborer
143 143 Johnson Benjamin F Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
143 143 Johnson Lona L Son M W 4 S KY KY KY
143 143 Johnson Dorothy J Daughter F W 2/12 S KY KY KY
144 144 Wright Tilden Head M W 31 M1 10 KY KY KY Farmer
144 144 Wright Lydia M Wife F W 29 M1 10 3 3 KY Y KY
144 144 Wright Hillard Son M W 9 S KY KY KY
144 144 Wright William Son M W 6 S KY KY KY
144 144 Wright Nicodemus Son M W 4 S KY KY KY
144 144 Craft Henrietta Mother-in-law F W 57 Wd 5 3 KY KY KY
1920 Letcher Co KY Census Fleming Precinct 17 Haymond
541 263 Saylor Albert Head M W 51 M KY KY KY Miner Coal Mines
541 263 Saylor Julia Wife F W 26 M KY KY KY
541 263 Saylor Elma Daughter F W 6 S VA KY KY
541 263 Saylor Mintie Daughter F W 2 S KY KY KY
541 263 Saylor Albert Son M W 4/12 S KY KY KY
541 263 Robinson Sarah Sister F W 18 S KY KY KY
541 263 Saylor George Stepson M W 19 S KY KY KY Miner Coal Mines
541 263 Webb Fred L Boarder M W 4/12 S KY KY KY
1930 Wise Co VA Census Robinson District 0029
114 Potter Creed Head M W 27 M 17 KY KY KY Mechanic Coal Mines
114 Potter Sarah Wife F W 27 M 17 KY KY KY
114 Potter Fred Son M W 10 S KY KY KY
114 Potter Ralph Son M W 5 S KY KY KY
114 Potter Dan Son M W 3 1/12 S KY KY KY
114 Potter Archie Son M W 3/12 S VA KY KY
1940 Letcher Co KY Census District 2 Fleming
208 188 Potter C F Head M W 37 M KY Miner coal mining
208 188 Potter Ida Wife F W 27 M KY
208 188 Potter Ralph Son M W 16 S KY
208 188 Potter Dan Morgan Son M W 13 S KY
208 188 Potter Archie V Son M W 10 S KY
208 188 Potter Clark Douglas Son M W 7/12 S KY
208 188 Fuller Billy Joyce Step daughter F W 7 S KY
214 191 Vanover Henry Head M W 42 M KY Miner coal mines
214 191 Vanover Virgie Wife F W 42 M KY
214 191 Vanover George Son M W 20 KY Miner coal mines
214 191 Vanover Joel Son M W 18 S KY Miner coal mines
1940 Knott Co KY Census District 2 (April 22, 1940)
248 Fuller Leona Head F W 56 Wd KY
248 Fuller Elijah Son M W 21 S KY Farmer Farm Operator
248 Fuller Bobby Son M W 12 S KY
248 Johnson Billy J. Granddaughter F W 8 S KY
1950 Letcher Co KY Census Neon 67-46 On hill behind Neon grade school
67 Potter Creed F. Head W M 47 M KY Operator of Taxi Cab Cab Driver
67 Potter Ida Wife W F 37 M KY
67 Potter Archie V Son W M 21 S VA Operator of Taxi Cab Cab Driver
67 Potter Clark D Son W M 10 S KY
67 Potter Joel M Son W M 9 S KY
67 Potter David T Son W M 4 S KY
67 Potter Annette Y. Daughter W F 1 S KY