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        Leroy Keith Poteet, age 88, of Lamar, passed away Saturday, August 16, 2014 at Barton County Memorial Hospital.

     Lee was born December 12, 1925, in Macon, Missouri to Ishmael and Sarah (Dodd) Poteet.  In 1947, he married Ellen Marshall and they made their home and reared their family in Denver, Colorado.  While in Denver, Lee worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 33 years and as a sales manager for Joslins Department Store. After Ellen’s death in 1987, Lee moved back to Missouri where he married Mary Ellen Warner in 1992.  She preceded him in death in 2001.  He was also preceded in death by his son, Roy Marshall Poteet who died at the age of 31 in an avalanche accident.

     Known as someone who never met a stranger, Lee had a genuine love for people and a willingness to share his time and talent for the benefit of others.  He was an excellent cook and hospitable host whose door was always open. Lee was an avid outdoorsman who hunted, fished and traveled the country.  A natural, self-taught musician, he played guitar throughout his life and especially enjoyed the company of his fellow musicians in the local bluegrass band, “Barely Able”.  Lee was an active member of Milford Christian Church.

     Survivors include his daughter, Annette Choszczyk of Paonia, Colorado; a step-granddaughter, Sarah Choszczyk; cousins, Stephen L. and Rosielea Gash of Milo, Missouri; and a special friend, Sylvia Sanders of Lamar.

     A celebration of Lee’s life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, August 19th, at Milford Christian Church.  Burial will be in Howell Cemetery.

     The family will receive friends from 7:00 until 8:00 p.m. Monday at Daniel Funeral Home.

     Memorial contributions are suggested to Barton County Memorial Hospital in care of the funeral home.


#4 Nevada, MODana Webb 2014-08-21 15:03
I'm so saddened to hear about Lee. You don't know me but when we had a gas station in Nevada, MO, Lee was a regular customer. We (my dad and I) talked all the time. Lee was such a genuine man. It was always a pleasure when we saw him drive in. He told me about his son and I felt so sorry for him. He was a wonderful guy to visit with, although we've been out of our business for 18 years. I'll never forget him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#3 Ashby, MAHarald Scheid 2014-08-18 19:01
I remember the great hunting trips and wonderful music Lee introduced me to...he never held a grudge and always cared for his friends.
#2 Lamar,Mo.Richard & Betty Ryan 2014-08-18 09:57
Was a friend and fellow musician. We spent many great times pickin n grinnin. He will be much missed.
#1 Bloomington, ILTrevor & Kristen Rice -Maiden- 2014-08-18 06:45
Lee was an amazing step-grandfather that loved all his family, immediate and extended. He cared for and loved his late wife very much. He loved to tell stories of the mountains in Colorado and the adventures he had. He will be missed.
Love, Trevor & Kristen Rice

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