Obituary: Lesley Buford Poteete

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Lesley Buford Poteete, 77, retired diesel mechanic for M. C. West Construction and General Trucking Company, died Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. at Signature Health Care.

The Williamson County native was the son of the late Willie West Poteete and Bertha Bennett Poteete. He was a long-time member of Eastside Church of Christ.

Survivors include daughters, Kaye Poteete (Jeff) Carroll of Columbia, Mildred Annette Poteete (Ray) McCord of Lewisburg, and Linda Ann M. Pinkleton Knox of Columbia; brother, Jason Poteete of Scottsboro, Ala.; grandchildren, Tammi Thompson, Terri Dickens, Michael Orr, Benjamin David Pinkleton, Shannon Michelle McCord, Jason Ray McCord, Amanda Deanna McCord, and John Thomas McCord; and 14 great-grandchildren.

His wife, Lenora Norman Poteete, died Jan. 9, 2003. He was also preceded in death by sons, Larry Pinkleton and Michael Pinkleton; sisters, Nellie Veach and Annie Lou Haskins; brothers, John L. Poteete, Thomas Poteete, Walter Poteete, and Emory Poteete.

Funeral services were conducted Tuesday at Oakes & Nichols with Brian Gregory officiating. Burial followed in Rose Hill Cemetery.

The pallbearers were Dale Huckaby, Ray Green, James Hoil Walker, Gene Seagraves, Larry Petty, Jason McCord, and Ray McCord.

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