James “Jim” Norwood Potter, age 68, died unexpectedly on Saturday April 23rd, 2022 at Houston County Hospital. Jim is survived by his Fiancé Kat Wallace, his 3 daughters, Angie Ezelle (Red), Brandi McDaniel (Troy), and Jessica Land (Robert), his 9 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, his niece and nephew, and his brother Alan (Beth) Potter. He is preceded in death by his mother and father. Jim served his country in the United States Airforce right after high school, and then worked as a car salesman in the middle Georgia area for many years, later in life he worked for Steven’s Transport where he retired in 2020. He survived colon cancer, was an avid Georgia Tech fan, wore the title of “Poppi” with more pride that you can imagine, and was extremely loved by his family. Written by his granddaughter is the perfect description of who Jim was. “There was a jolly man, with salt and pepper hair, and grey board, who chuckled deep in his belly and spread joy and cheer. He gave presents of all sizes to those young and old. You might open one and find a nerf gun, other plastic roaches, and a crown for his princess, and then all you would hear is the roaring of laughter as all ages would play with their gag gifts. The man would laugh and beam at his family. Because you see it was the laughter that was the best gift for him. I think every holiday was made special by him. The spirit he would bring with it, the same kind that now lives on in his children, their children, and now their children. Poppi will always be with us in spirit. Until we see you again, our secret Santa.” In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry Street, Suite A, Macon, GA 31201. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 28, 2022 at Monroe County Memorial Chapel. Burial will be private. The family will greet friends following the service. Monroe County Memorial Chapel has charge of arrangements.