EVERETT, Wash. – Maurice “Buck” Potter, 88, World War II Navy veteran, died Aug. 28, 2008, in Everett, Wash., after a long illness. He was born April 29, 1920, in Brainerd, Minn., the son of William Sheridan Potter and Pearle (Jackson). While listening to “Beyond the Sunset,” sung by Daniel O’Donnell, with his wife and daughter, Sharon, by his side, he was able to cross over peacefully. The words spoke loudly to both Buck and Pearl after being friends and partners for more than 82 years: “Should you go first and I remain, there’s one thing I’d have you do, walk slowly down that long road, for soon I’ll follow you.” In addition to his wife, Pearl (Anderson), he is survived by one brother and six sisters; one son, Maj. Larry S. Potter, U.S. Air Force, retired, and wife, Ethelle Lord, of Presque Isle and Mapleton; and two daughters, Sharon Potter Whitney of Odessa, Wash., and Dianne Potter Barnhart and husband, Greg, of Everett, Wash.; granddaughters, Sherri Whitney Schellenberger of Phoenix, Ariz., Julianne Potter Dunleavy and husband, James, of Presque Isle and Jamie Barnhart McMillen and husband, BJ, of Blaine, Wash.; grandsons, Brad Potter and wife, Lynn, of Caribou, Barrett Potter and wife, Mary, of Houlton, Peter Barnhart and wife, Angela, of Arlington, Wash., and Soann Potter; one stepgrandson, Tyne Lord Sansom and wife, Shyanne Jordan, of Bath; and several great-grandbabies living in Maine and Washington state. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Judith, in 1944; two brothers and two sisters. Cards and letters may be sent to Maj. Larry S. Potter, U.S. Air Force, retired, 4 Dewberry Drive, Apt. 3, Presque Isle, ME 04769.