Marv was born on Nov. 19, 1935, in Grand Rapids, son of Alfred and Betty Potter. He was raised in the Byron Center area. On Nov. 9, 1956, he married Norma Middlebush. They resided in Wyoming until 1969, when they settled in Byron Center to raise their family.
Marv drove semi for 59 years, working for several companies in the Grand Rapids area. Marv was a member of the Wayland Christian Reformed Church. He enjoyed camping, fishing, wintering in Florida and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Marv is survived by his wife of 58 years Norma; his children: Dennis and Roxanne Potter, Greg and Vicky Potter, Gale Potter and Joe VanWagner; 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; his brother and sisters: Gladys Austhof, Barb (Harold) Postma, Jim (Gail) Potter; his brothers and sisters-in-law and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers-in-laws and friends, Ernest Austhof and Wayne Ritz.
Friends may visit with his family from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 15, at the Kubiak-Cook Funeral Services, 312 N. Main St., Wayland, along with one hour prior to the service at church. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 16, at the Wayland Christian Reformed Church, 303 East Elm St., Wayland, with Pastor Jerry Zandstra officiating.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Wayland Christian Reformed Church Building Fund or Faith Hospice-Trillium Woods.