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Willie Thomas Poteete

August 19, 1945 — August 14, 2021

Willie Thomas Poteete, 75, resident of Lewisburg, died on Saturday, August 14, 2021, at NHC Oakwood.

Born on August 19, 1945 in Culleoka, he was the son of the late Walter Bly Poteete and the Elizabeth Evone Crews Poteete. For several years, he was employed with Heil Quaker. He was a longtime Volkswagen mechanic and owner of Willie’s Bug Shop. Willie enjoyed horseback riding, riding motorcycles, camping, and boating.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Poteete; daughter, Pamela Denise Clifford; brother, Wesley (Nancy) Ray Poteete; sisters, Nell (Robert) Richmond, Viola (Freddie) George, and Emma (Danny) Spray; granddaughter, Brittany Mertens; two great-grandchildren; special niece, Shelia Chilton; and several nieces and nephews.

Funeral Services for Mr. Poteete will be conducted on Thursday, August 19th at 11 AM with Chester Slayton officiating. The family will visit with friends on Wednesday, August 18th from 4:00 until 7:00 PM at Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Dementia Society of America, PO Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.

Honorary Pallbearers include Jason Poteete, Jonathan Poteete, Brent Smith, Billy Smith, Mike Snodgrass, Matt Snodgrass, and Caleb Whaley.

BILLS-MCGAUGH & HAMILTON FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY is honored to assist the family with cremation arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.billsmcgaugh.com
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Visitation

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home & Crematory

755 Yell Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091

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Service

Thursday, August 19, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Bills-McGaugh & Hamilton Funeral Home & Crematory

755 Yell Road, Lewisburg, TN 37091

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