Philmo Poteat, 87, of Burlington, North Carolina passed away at his home on Thursday, August 28, 2015 at 6:18 am at the Hospice Home of Alamance-Caswell. Philmo was born in the Higtower’s Community of Caswell County on December 17, 1927 to John Poteat and Luellen Evans Poteat. He attended the former Technical Institute of Alamance earning his certification in Small Engine Repair.
Philmo was a Veteran of the Army of the United States having served during the Korean War. He was a retiree of Associated Transport, Kernodle Clinic and the Alcohol Beverage Control of Alamance County. Philmo joined Beulah Baptist Church at an early age and after moving to Burlington, he joined First Baptist Church.
Phil as he was affectionately called by family and close friends, was a” shade tree mechanic”. He could fix anything and loved doing so. His love was repairing yard machines, most specifically lawnmowers. He loved his yard and took great pride in keeping it immaculate. Phil loved WWE wrestling and when it aired on television you were not allowed to talk. His most important love was his God and his family.
He deeply loved his wife of 63 years, Frances Pennix Poteat of the home and daughter Marisa Gayle Poteat of Burlington, North Carolina; siblings: Ernest M. Poteat and Senolia Poteat both of Mebane and Clarence Poteat Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and a host of loving nieces, nephews. A special niece Shelia Tyler and his God-daughters: Linda D. Turner, L. Renee Poteat and Eboynee Enoch. Philmo as predeceased by his parents: John and Louellen Poteat; daughter: Phyllis Adrienne Poteat; brothers: Roy, Garland, Curtis and Nello Poteat and sisters: Odessa Poteat Rogers and Nellie Poteat Rogers and sister-in-law Mildered Pennix Caldwell.
Eulogistic services will be held on Monday, August 31, 2105 at 1:00 pm from the Sanctuary of First Baptist Church-508 Apple Street. The family will recieve relatives and freinds thirty minutes prior to the services and at other times the family will be at their residence 504 Morgan Terrace, Burlington, NC. Burial will follow the services in the Legion Section of North Lawn Cemetery. Public viewing will he held on Sunday August 30, 2015 from 1:00 pm until 9:00 pm at the funeral home.