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Jon Ray Potter, 75, of Zionsville, passed away Jan. 13, 2015.. He was born in Indianapolis, the son of Youree and Hazel (Duff) Potter, and graduated from Emmerich Manual High School in 1957. He attended Butler University and Indiana Business College.. Potter was the executive director of the Championship Drivers Association and the International Council of Motorsports Science. He owned Big League Promotions and Productions and Musicworks. Potter was a Marion County deputy sheriff and a Kentucky Colonel.. He was very active in Little League Baseball having coached a team to the Indiana Little League World Series in the ’70s. He was an accomplished musician and had the band, Big Jon Potter and The Uptown Cowboys. He made several guest appearances on The Grand Ole Opry and opened for Jim Ed Brown and Bill Anderson.. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Karen (Sachs) Potter; his son, Scott Potter; daughters, Lori Potter Lambert and Wendy Potter Cluck; and five grandchildren.. A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 17, at Flanner and Buchanan-Zionsville, 105 W. Pine St. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the service time.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Jon Potter Scholarship Fund.
Published on  January 15, 2015
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