Judy Maxine Holmes Poteet
Judy Poteet, 83, a lifetime resident of Cleveland, passed away at home on
Wednesday, June 14, 2023. Judy was born and raised in the Flint Springs community
and attended Flint Springs School. She was raised on a farm with her loving mother
and father and seven siblings. They attended Flint Springs Presbyterian Church. She
met her lifelong partner, Arlen Poteet, as they grew up in the same valley and they
both graduated from Bradley Central High School as part of the storied class of 1957.
Judy married Arlen in 1958. Soon thereafter, the couple moved closer to the city. Judy
worked briefly at Hardwick Woolen Mills and Arlen started at Olin. A short time
later, a son and daughter were born, and Judy concentrated on raising the children and
their home life. They attended Northside Presbyterian Church. She was a wonderful
loving mother and wife that raised a successful family. Judy loved flowers, baking,
sewing, arts and crafts, spoiling her nieces and grandson, and being with her friends
and relatives. She was a beautiful person that loved, and was loved by all, and her
kindness was unparalleled. Many thanks to Accent Care Home Health, Amedisys
Hospice, and the special aides from home for all their care.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Phillip Arlen Poteet, and her parents, Jesse
and Ivy Poteet.
She is survived by her children, Phillip Anthony Poteet of Memphis, TN; Cynthia
Poteet Williams (Ronald) of Cleveland, TN; and, her grandson, Clinton Poteet of
A celebration of her life will be conducted at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, June 18, 2023 in
the chapel of Ralph Buckner Funeral Home with Reverend Herbert Conley
officiating. Interment will follow in Sunset Memorial Gardens. A white dove release
ceremony and the playing of bagpipes will conclude the service.
The family will receive friends from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, at the funeral
home, prior to the service.
We invite you to send a message of condolence and view the Poteet family
guestbook at www.ralphbuckner.com.
Sunday, June 18, 2023
12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)
Sunday, June 18, 2023
Starts at 2:00 pm (Eastern time)